Thursday, April 2, 2015


New York, NY
Volunteer Opportunity - The NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs
Attorneys needed to help give free legal screenings

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
1 East 65th Street (between 5th Ave & Madison Ave)

More information here. See postcard advertising the event here

New York, NY
New York City Bar's Committee on Women in the Legal Profession's Women in IP Breakfast Series - Hot Topics in Privacy

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 8:30am - 9:30am
42 West 44th Street

More information here. (link to flyer here)

Denver, CO
The Colorado Ivy+ Women's Group and the HBS Club of Colorado Invite You
EMPOWER YOURSELF - Strength, Knowledge and Self-Defense for Women

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
The Kent Denver Dining Hall (4000 E. Quincy Ave., Englewood, CO 80113)

More information here.

Wilmington, DE
Fearless Women Network's 2nd Annual Symposium
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 8:30am - 2:00pm
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP (1000 N King St, Rodney Square, Wilmington, DE 19801)

The Fearless Women Network, co-founded by Mary Ann Mullaney and Sheryl L. Axelrod, partners in The Axelrod Firm, PC, is a non-profit dedicated to shattering glass ceilings and obliterating unequal pay. The FWN is pleased to invite you  -- as well as your colleagues and clients -- to save the date to join us for our Second Annual Symposium, "Harnessing the Competitive Advantage of Greater Diversity and Inclusion by Achieving Pay Equity" .  

More information here

Philadelphia, PA
DirectWomen's Philadelphia Event: Breaking into the Board Room: It's Time
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Ballard Spahr LLP (1735 Market St., 48th Fl., Philadelphia, PA 19103)

Join DirectWomen for a unique evening of networking and information sharing where you will hear from a distinguished panel of General Counsel and current board members. The panelists will share their insights into how board members are chosen and how you can best position yourself to serve on a corporate board. The program will also focus on how GCs can work with their CEOs and Boards to increase gender diversity in the boardroom.

More information here.

PAST EVENT: Video Recording Available (3/4 Wharton/Kilgore Program on Estate & Financial Planning for Women)
Click here to watch.


Job Opportunities
The School District of Philadelphia, Assistant General Counsel (multiple positions open) (Philadelphia, PA)
Deadline: TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 3, 2015. For more details, click here.

City of Philadelphia Law Department, Attorney, Appeals and Legislation Unit (Philadelphia, PA)
Two openings available.  For more details, click here.

Littler Mendelson LLP, Associate (New York, NY)
For more details, click here.

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Investment Counsel (Finance/Real Estate) (Bloomington, IL)
For more details, visit State Farm's Career site and search for the job opening ID 52332.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Chief Development Officer (New York, NY)
For more details, click here.

Mayor's Office of Appointments, Executive Director for Mayoral Commission on Women's Issues (New York, NY)
For more details, click here.

National Center for Youth Law, Executive Director (Oakland, CA)
For more details, click here.

Sanctuary for Families, Senior Staff Attorney (New York, NY)
For more details, click here.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), Staff Attorney (San Antonio, TX)
For more details, click here.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Clerkship (New York, NY)
Deadline: TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 3, 2015. This position reports to the Hon. Dora L. Irizarry and beings in June 2015. For more details, click here.

Bronx County Criminal Court, Court Attorney to the Hon. Mary V. Rosado (Bronx, NY)
The Hon. Mary V. Rosado is currently accepting applications for a Court Attorney position in her Chambers at Bronx County Criminal Court. The ideal candidate has excellent research and writing skills, great analytical skills, and is highly motivated.  Criminal law background is preferred. Interested candidates should contact Shantal D. Sparks, Esq. at

Pace University School of Law, Immigration Justice Clinic Legal Intern (White Plains, NY)
For more details, click here.

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Arbitrator Candidates (multiple locations)
NOTE: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A SECURITIES LAWYER TO APPLY.  FINRA is looking to increase diversity in its mediator pool.  FINRA is seeking smart, fair-minded professionals with five years of experience.  You do get paid, although minimally, and the commitment is limited. This would be a way to gain some experience in another area of the law and mediate/arbitrate disputes.

For more details, click here.

Alumnae Notes

Abby Bar-Lev L'13
Bar-Lev, a Legal Fellow at the National Women's Law Center in Washington, DC, recently blogged about testifying in the Maryland House on behalf of women's issues

Read more here.

Marcia D. Greenberger C'67 L'70
Greenberger, founder and co-president of the National Women's Law Center in Washington, DC , was named a 2015 inductee to the National Women's Hall of Fame.

Read more here.

Judith Kennedy L'87
Kennedy, the current Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts, was recently honored as a distinguished alumna of her hometown high school with her induction into the Lynn Classical High School Hall of Fame.

Read more here.

Jana Landon L'99
Landon, Co-founder and Chairwoman of Stradley Ronon's E-Discovery team and resident in the firm's Philadelphia office, recently authored an article in the Legal Intelligencer entitled A Company's Data Breach Obligations: The Anthem Example.

Read more here.

Jennifer Rosato Perea L'87
Rosato Pera, currently the Dean of Northern Illinois University College of Law, was recently named as Dean of DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, IL.

Read more here.


In the News

How Men Can Succeed in the Boardroom and the Bedroom (New York Times, 3/5/15)
It's easy to see how women benefit from equality - more leadership positions, better pay at work, and more support at home.  But the surprising truth is that equality is good for men too.

Read more here.

Why I Failed to Advocate for Women: Confessions of an Ignorant Man (LinkedIn Pulse, 3/5/15)
Many men don't go to bat for women because they're blind to gender bias. 

Read more here.

Why It's Impossible for Companies to Advance Women (Fortune, 3/19/15)
Hillary Clinton's "No Ceilings" report reveals truths behind workplace gender inequities, but are corporations listening?

Read more here.

Female-Run Venture Capital Funds Alter the Status Quo
(New York Times, 4/2/15)
In addition to having significant investing or operations experience, the women offer a broader and more diverse network for recruiting and finding new start-ups and an understanding of female consumers, who are often the dominant users of new products.


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