Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Philadelphia, PA
March 22-24, 2016
University of Pennsylvania Law School
3501 Sansom St.
, Philadelphia, PA 19104

You're hearing it here first...we are THRILLED to announce that we have confirmed dates and some very exciting speakers and honorees for our first-ever Penn Law Women's Summit.  Through this inaugural program, we plan to convene what will undoubtedly be the largest gathering of women in the history of Penn Law! 

Structured as a multi-day event uniting smart, passionate women from across the country and abroad under one roof in Philadelphia, the Penn Law Women's Summit will serve as a forum for sharing experiences, ideas, and expertise.

The Summit will include: several phenomenal keynote speakers and award honorees from within and outside of the Penn Law alumnae community, CLE panels featuring women leaders in law, business, government, academia, and beyond discussing a wide range of substantive topics and issues, and a number of fun social and networking opportunities interspersed throughout (...including an optional group fun run down Boathouse Row and up and down the Rocky steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art - start training now!).  

Programming will begin mid-afternoon on Tuesday, March 22 through the morning of Thursday, March 24.  Come catch up with Penn Law friends and classmates, pick up CLE credits, and discuss the latest in your area of practice or interest - whether you're currently working, in transition, or retired, there's something for everyone and much to be learned from our inspiring speakers, panelists, and fellow attendees...don't miss out!

More information and a separate formal save the date to follow soon.

New York, NY
National Association of Women Lawyers' General Counsel Institute (GCI)
November 5-6, 2015
Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan
1605 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

The Penn Law Kilgore Society is a co-sponsor of the National Association of Women's Lawyers' 11th Annual General Counsel Institute, a premier event designed specifically for senior women in-house counsel. Thus year's conference, titled "Soaring to New Heights: Mastering the Expanding Role of General Counsel as Legal Expert, Business Strategist, and Ethical Leader,"  will focus on ways to: create and promote your legal department as a key business partner, develop and employ critical business relationships, and strategically advance your expertise and skills to bolster your prominence within your company.

As a co-sponsor of this event, all Kilgore Society members receive a 10% discount on the registration fee.  Please use the following registration code: GCIUPENN2015.

For more information on the 11th Annual GCI, please click here.


Job Opportunities
Human Rights First, ACE Rule of Law and Human Rights Fellow (New York, NY or Washington, D.C.)
With support from the ACE Charitable Foundation, Penn Law is providing selected recent graduates a fully-paid one-year fellowship at Human Rights First in either their New York or Washington, D.C. office.
For more details, click here and here.

Penn Law's Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL), Program Director (Philadelphia, PA)
For more details, click here.

New York State Defender Association, Staff Attorney jobs + multiple other roles (New York, NY)
Multiple positions in NYC area are available. Deadlines vary, please review each role separately.
For more details, click here

American Friends Service Committee, Staff Attorney (Newark, NJ)
As part of the Immigration Rights Program, the Staff Attorney will provide legal representation to immigrants who are facing removal proceedings.
For more details, click here.

The National Women's Law Center, Public Policy Fellowship, Family Economic Security and Education and Employment Programs (Washington, D.C.) 
For more details, click here.

Community Resources Exchange's Center for Community Alternatives, Executive Director (New York, NY)
For more details, click here.

Alumnae Notes

Sheila Bapat L'07
Bapat and her recently published book "Part of the Family? Nannies, Housekeepers, Caregivers and the Battle for Domestic Workers' Rights" were highlighted in a recent New York Times article discussing a living wage for caregivers

Donna Boswell L'89
Boswell, a Health Law Partner in Hogan Lovells's DC office, was recently announced as the Chairwoman of Wake Forest University's Board of Trustees.  Her election to this role marks the first time that a woman has served in this capacity at Wake Forest University.

Kathleen Massey L'88
Massey was recently named Managing Partner at Dechert LLP.  She is a Litigation Partner resident in the firm's New York office, where she focuses on high-profile securities and commercial litigation matters involving allegations of fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty.

Suzanne Serianni Mayes L'91
Serianni Mayes, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Business Law Department and Chair of the firm's Public and Project Finance Group, was elected to serve a two-year term as president of The Forum of Executive Women.


In the News

Let's Expose the Gender Pay Gap (The New York Times, 8/13/15)
How can we help eradicate the gender pay gap? According to journalist Joanne Lipman: transparency. Following the recent ruling by the SEC to force companies to publish the difference between CEO and ordinary employees' incomes, the author suggests that a possible way to close the gender pay gap is to make it public.

Read more here

Working Like a Man Does Not Make Women Equal (Forbes, 8/14/15)
Takeaways from Amy Schumer's new movie Trainwreck, and a brief discussion of the film's sharp, clever take on post-feminism and our blanket acceptance of it.

Read more here.

7 Ways To Be a Great Mentor for Women (The Glasshammer, 2015)
Wendy Marcinkus Murphy, Associate Professor of Management at Babson College, acknowledges the importance of strong, female role models in the workplace and describes seven ways to help fellow women achieve career success by reframing the way you think about mentoring and by helping your protégé to do the same.

Read more here.

*As always, please send job opportunities, updates regarding promotions, awards received, or other accomplishments of Penn Law women, and any other relevant news items to kilgoresociety@law.upenn.edu.*

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