In Conversation With Lydia Wahlke, Vice President and General Counsel of the Chicago Cubs

Date: July 11, 2017

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m

Location: Mayer Brown LLP

WILEF Chicago

Kristin Seeger, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, will be interviewing Lydia Wahlke

When and How to Ask For Business

Date: June 29, 2017

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Location: Kirkland & Ellis LLP

WILEF Houston

Anna G. Rotman, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis and Member, WILEF Global Advisory Board

Brandy Copley, Managing Director and Counsel, GE Energy Financial Services, Gregory
“Greg” Kopel, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Sanchez Energy Corporation, Christine B.
LaFollette, Partner in Charge, Houston Office, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Traci J. Renfroe, Managing Partner, Houston Office, King & Spalding

In Conversation With Jean Afterman, Assistant General Manager and Senior Vice President of the New York Yankees

Date: June 28, 2017

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Location: Proskauer Rose LLP


Elizabeth Anne “Betiayn” Tursi, Global Chair and Co-Founder, WILEF, will be interviewing Jean.

In Conversation With Ritva Sotamaa, Chief Legal Office of Unilever

Date: June 28, 2017

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Location: Goodwin Procter LLP

WILEF London

Melinda Wallman, Partner, Major, Lindsey & Africa and Co-Vice Chair, WILEF International, will be interviewing Ritva

The X, Y and Z of Associate Development and Retention: Generational Considerations and Perspectives

Date: March 19, 2017


Phyllis Weiss Haserot, President and Founder, Practice Development Counsel

Anna L. Brown, Special Attorney and Director of Diversity, Shearman & Sterling LLP
Helise Harrington, Diversity Partner, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal
Zhubin Parang, Associate, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
Rossie E. Turman III, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


In Conversation With

Date: November 17, 2016

Location: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

WILEF Southern California (Los Angeles)

Featured Speaker:
Sandra Williams, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, West Coast, CBS Television
In Conversation With: Rebecca Torrey, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and Co-Chair, WILEF Southern California

A Conversation About Diversity & Inclusion: The Questions You Wanted to Ask

Date: November 10, 2016

Location: Goodwin Procter LLP, Boston, MA

WILEF Boston

Featured Speaker:
Brackett Denniston III

In Conversation With:
E. Abim Thomas, Counsel, Goodwin Procter LLP, Kyle Faget, Senior Corporate counsel, Jounce Therapeutics and Young Park, Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Practical Tools for Business Development: What You Can Do and Tips from the Top!

Date: November 10, 2016

Location: Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago, IL

WILEF Chicago

Jane Pigott, Managing Director, R3 Group

Confirmed Speakers:
Jennifer Coyne, Associate General Counsel, United Airlines, Joseph McCoy, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP, Linda Myers Partner Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Co-Chair, WILEF Chicago, Lisa C. Snow, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps LLC

Mastering Negotiation: Negotiating for Yourself

Date: November 9, 2016

Location: Cooley LLP, San Francisco, CA

WILEF Northern California

Carol J. Morganstern, Managing Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa and Co-Chair, WILEF Northern California

Confirmed Speakers:
Carol Frohlinger, J.D., Negotiating Women, Inc. and Co-author “Her Place at the Table: A Woman’s Guide to Negotiating Five Key Challenges to Leadership Success”, Isobel Jones, Former General Counsel, Diamond Foods Inc., Barbara Kosacz, Partner, Cooley LLP and Member, WILEF Global Advisory Board, Meryl Macklin, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP and Co-Chair, WILEF Northern California and Judith A. Zahid, Partner, Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP and Member, WILEF Global Advisory Board.

Prospectives on Government Service Advancing Careers

Date: October 13, 2016

Location: Wiley Rein LLP, Washington, DC


Stephanie DeLong, Partner, Venable LLP

Confirmed Speakers:
Allyson B. Baker, Partner, Venable LLP, Anna M. Gomez, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP, Jennifer L. Bragg, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Sharis Pozen, Vice President, Global Competition and Antitrust, General Electric