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What It Really Takes to Make It as a GC

In a new Legal Speak podcast, Episode 3 of the Law.com GC Speak series,  Caroline Spiezio asks veteran GCs, including WOMNLLC’s Marla Persky, about how they mastered the business side of their roles and what advice they’d give lawyers who are transitioning from law firms. Besides Marla, also on the podcast are: former GCs of Apple more…

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Sheila Murphy Joins WOMN LLC as Chief Leadership & Talent Officer

WOMN is pleased to announce that that former Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel of MetLife, Sheila Murphy, will join WOMN LLC, as Chief Leadership & Talent Officer effective January 7, 2019. Most recently, Sheila headed the Retail and Regulatory legal group at MetLife, a Fortune 50 organization. At MetLife, Sheila also was executive sponsor more…

Life after being GC – Planning and Passion

C-Suite executives often find themselves at loose ends after they no longer serve in their corporate roles.  For Marla, however, the path post-GC was planned and continues to evolve.  The following article contains suggestions from Marla and several former GC’s. How GCs Struggle (And Succeed) After Retirement “People treat it like they don’t want to more…

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Chicago Chapter: Contact List

2015 Elizabeth Hess, Kirkland & Ellis LLP  lizabeth.hess@kirkland.com Mentor: Meredith Ritchie, Alliant Credit Union  mritchie@alliantcreditunion.com Shari Lennon, DLA Piper LLP  shari.lennon@dlpiper.com Mentor: Irene Jakimcius  Baxter Healthcare Corporation irenejakimcius@baxter.com Molly McGinley, K&L Gates LLP  molly.mcginley@klgates.com Mentor: Michelle Kern  Horizon Pharma  makern6@gmail.com Sarah Donnell, Kirkland & Ellis LLP  sdonnell@kirkland.com Mentor: Cindy Abbott, Chicago Public Media  cp.abbott18@gmail.com Amanda Hollis, Kirkland & Ellis LLP  amanda.hollis@kirkland.com Mentor: Linda Friedman, Astellas Pharma   more…

WOMN Video: Risk Taking, Strong Women and Likeability

Debbie Epstein Henry, DEH, speaks with Marla Persky, founder of WOMN LLC, about what makes a successful woman tick.  Chicago, December 2017 Taking Risks:   Being  Strong Without Alienating Others:   Likeability and Leadership:

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WOMN Video: Networking, Mentoring, Asking for Business

Debbie Epstein Henry, DEH, speaks with Marla Persky, founder of WOMN LLC, about what makes a successful woman tick.   New York, November, 2017 On the Importance of Networking:   Mentoring, Coaching and Sponsorship:   Asking for Business:

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WOMN Co-founder in Corporate Counsel Business Journal

The March/April issue of Corporate Counsel Business Journal features a wide-ranging interview with WOMN’s co-founder Marla Persky. Headlined “Many Roads, One Role for Board Members: Business Advisor,” the article gives Marla a platform to discuss corporate governance and how women can become members of corporate boards. Click on the headline or use the link below more…

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WOMN LLC Event in the News: Networking with Men

We appreciate this review of one of our workshops …

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Transitioning to In-House Practice … Training Helps

For those who have recently moved (or are contemplating a move) in-house, the skills needed to succeed are different from those you have relied upon in the past.  Please join me at the June 16-17 Corporate Counsel Training Academy at Georgetown Law School, sponsored by the IADC & Georgetown Law. I will interview David A. more…