Chicago Chapter

Downtown Afternoon Program - Women Lawyers Leadership Skills: Navigating the Boardroom


Woman’s Athletic Club, 626 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.  Valet Parking Provided by Benesch.


Learn leaderships skills from top general counsels. Topics to be covered include:

•    How to establish yourself as a leader in your company
•    Tips on good corporate governance and navigating the corporate boardroom
•    How to position yourself for appointment to outside board positions

Also hear from DirectWomen on their mission to increase the representation of women lawyers on corporate boards and their annual Board Institute program.  Each attendee will receive written materials on leadership skills for in-house attorneys.

Networking and cocktails to follow.



Kelly McNamara Corley, EVP General Counsel, Discover Financial Services

Sheri H. Edison, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary, Bemis Company Inc.

Carrie Hightman, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, NiSource Inc.

Nancy Laethem Stern, EVP General Counsel and Secretary, Allston Holdings LLC


Margo Wolf O’Donnell, Partner and Vice Chair of Labor & Employment Group, Benesch

Tara Kamradt, Partner Corporate and Healthcare Group, Benesch


4:30 to 5:30 Registration and Networking
5:30 to 6:30 Presentation
6:30 to 7:30 Continued Networking Reception

Online Registration Preferred:  To set up your ACC Chicago registration account, please follow the site instructions as a "New User" upon your first visit.  You will receive a confirmation at the end of your registration process.


Credits: One Hour
State: Illinois
Category: Professional Responsibility (Diversity and Inclusion) Credit Pending


Chapter Executive Administrator, Lisa Carreras
Phone: 815-464-8336
Fax: 815-464-8334


Attendance is complimentary, but limited to ACC members, in-house prospective ACC members and guests of the sponsor.

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