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Kilgore Society Newsletter - March 4, 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


TONIGHT: The Kilgore Society & Wharton Club of Philadelphia PreEstate Planning and Financial Planning for Women: Taking Control of Your Financial Future Now
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Penn Law

Join us as our panel of estate planning and financial planning experts discusses an array of topics critically important to women when it comes to strategically managing wealth and planning ahead for all manner of life events.

More information here.

New York, NY
Building Her Powerbase: A Discussion on "Staying in the Game" with Ingrid Busson-Hall
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 12:00 - 1:30pm
White & Case LLP | 1155 Avenue of the Americas

Broadcast to viewing parties in W&C offices in: Miami, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.  The event will also be available internationally in the London and Paris

More information here.

Career Tools Series: Webinars for Women, Work-Life Balance
Wednesday, April 14, 2015, 12:00pm EST

Co-sponsored with the Penn Association of Alumnae.

More information here.


Job Opportunities
Queens Library, General Counsel (Queens, NY)
For more details, click here.

Philadelphia Board of Ethics, Associate General Counsel (Philadelphia, PA)
For more details, click here.

Her Justice, Senior Immigration Attorney (New York, NY)
For more details, click here.

Perchman Law Group PLLC, Junior Associate (New York, NY)
Seeking an attorney with 0-3 years experience for wage/hour and employment practice. Any interested candidates can email Louis Pechman at


Fellowships & Awards
HIAS Pennsylvania: Equal Justice Works/justice Americorps Legal Fellow
For immediate hire.

For more details, please click here.

Alumnae Notes

Cindy Chen L'04
Chen recently became Senior Counsel, Corporation Transactions for Pernod Ricard USA in New York.  She formerly served as Senior Counsel with Johnson & Johnson Corporation.

Danielle Malito Aguirre L'02
Malito Aguirre was recently promoted to General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, at National Music Publishers' Group.  Previously, she was the company's Senior Vice President for Litigation and Business Affairs.

Doha Mekki L'11
Mekki is now a Trial Attorney with the US DOJ in its Antitrust Division.  Formerly, she was an Associate with Crowell & Moring LLP in DC.

Melissa Muscat L'06
Muscat is now a Senior Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in NY.  She was previously with Paul Hastings LLP in NYC.

Paula Salles GL'12
Salles recently joined the Competition Law team at Demarest Advogados in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she'll be providing advice to clients in Brazil and abroad on administrative proceedings relating to anticompetitive conduct, and on the submission of corporate operations to Brazilian antitrust authorities for approval.  She was an international associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, in Washington DC and with Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados in Brazil before to moving to Demarest.

Linda Shi L'09
Shi was recently promoted to General Counsel of Philadelphia-based tech startup 50onRed, where she previously served as Associate General Counsel.

In the News

Flying the Flag for Women Lawyers (Chambers Diversity, 2/5/15)
Whether you are a senior, junior, or mid-level lawyer there is an inevitable clash  of  priorities when you are building your career in your 30s. It's not necessarily just children but many other  demands on your time in terms of charitable and political interests or career roles.

Read more here.

Madam C.E.O., Get Me a Coffee (New York Times, 2/6/15)
Part 3 in a four part series by Sheryl Sandberg and Wharton Prof. Adam Grant. about women in the workplace
Studies show that professional women in business, law and science are still expected to do ‘office housework'  - bringing cupcakes, answering phones, and taking notes. These activities don't just use valuable time, they also cause women to miss opportunities; the person taking diligent notes in the meeting almost never makes the killer point.

Read more here.

6 Reasons Professional Partnerships Are Powerful for Women (Levo League, 2/10/15)
A study on professional female partnerships demolishes many of the myths that keep women from going into business together and highlights some of important ways in which these partnerships combat issues such as imposter syndrome and promote confidence, happiness, and successful businesses.

Read more here.

All the Things Women Could Afford if it Weren't for the Gender Pay Gap (Washington Post, 2/23/15)
Two houses, 14 cars, or 37 years of family meals: That's what the inequality in earnings between women and men can end up costing a woman over her lifetime, according to analysis by the Center for American Progress.

Read more here.

Fewer Women Run Big Companies Than Men Named John (New York Times, 3/2/15)
How thick is the glass ceiling?  Fewer large companies are run by women than by men named John, a sure indicator that the glass ceiling remains firmly in place in corporate America.

Read more here

Female Company President: "I'm Sorry to All the Mothers I Worked With" (, 3/3/15)
There are still a lot of people like my [younger] self – they undervalue mothers' contributions because they count hours logged in the office and not actual work; it's time to break that cycle, and it starts with the people doing the hiring.

Read more here.

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