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Sheila Murphy Profiled in Corporate Counsel

In an article in Corporate Counsel, profiling Sheila Murphy, Chief Leadership & Talent Officier of WOMN, Sheila discusses her passion for helping lawyers, especially women, succeed in the business of law. On the subject of women attorneys, Sheila states that her goal is advancing their careers in the hopes of creating pay equity and equal more…

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A View from the Top: The Relationship between CEOs and GCs

Marty Carroll, former CEO of Boehringer Ingelheim Corp., was interviewed by Marla Persky at a recent networking event held by WOMN LLC and hosted by Kirkland & Ellis. During the interview Mr. Carroll discussed the importance of tone at the top and how he relied on his entire leadership team to amplify the tone he more…

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Tips for Building Connections and Books of Business for Women Junior Partners

WOMN’s Sheila Murphy, a member of the Thomson Reuters Transforming Women’s Leadership Forum, recently moderated and participated in a panel on how to create a strong network that can translate into business. Sheila emphasized how social media can benefit you in this process. To read more about the discussion, click on the link below: http://www.legalexecutiveinstitute.com/ more…

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Leveraging Your Network & Sponsor Relationships

WOMN’s Sheila Murphy recently moderated a panel entitled Leveraging Your Network & Sponsor Relationships for the Office of Diversity & Inclusion for the New York City Bar Association‘s 2019 Associate Leadership Institute Fellows. On the engaging panel of mentors and proteges were M. Scott Peeler and Tope Yusuf, both partners at Arent Fox, Sharis Pozen, more…

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Eight GCs Share How to Get Ahead

Womnllc’s Marla Persky was among eight former general counsels asked by law.com for their best career advice. The interviews were compiled for a podcast as part of law.com’s 2019 GC Speak series. You’ll hear from the former general counsel of Apple (Dan Cooperman); Starbucks (Paula Boggs); Boehringer Ingelheim (Marla); Delta Airlines (Greg Riggs); Baxter Health more…

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Catapulting the Needle

At the Women’s Leadership Forum, Sheila Murphy delivered a keynote focused on how we accelerate women’s progress at law firms. Sheila discussed how the reality of women’s progress in the legal field is depressing and even more so for women of color. For the most part, the legal profession and law firms have approached this more…

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The Power of the Purse: Investors Seek Diversity on the Boards of Companies in Which They Invest

Marla Persky recently led a panel discussion at the Center for Women in Law 2019 Power Summit about “The Power of Three.”  On the panel were Adrienne Monley, Head of Investment Stewardship for Vanguard in Europe and Danielle Sugarman, VP Investment Stewardship at Blackrock. They discussed the benefits, from an investor perspective, of having a more…

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The Importance of Staying in Touch with Firm Alumnae

Sheila Murphy and Marla Persky participated in an event that Weil Gotshal held for its female alumnae during Women’s History Month.  The program focused on the value and importance of board diversity.  It was a meaningful event for all who attended and provided a wonderful vehicle for staying in touch with colleagues from the firm. more…

Transformation from Writing Appellate Briefs to Legal Thrillers

Reyna Marder Gentin discussed her journey from appellate attorney representing criminal defendants to writing fiction.  Unreasonable Doubts is her newly published novel…a legal thriller that combines suspense, romance and tradition. The talk and book signing were part of the WOMN Networking Event series in Chicago.  The wonderful evening was hosted by McDermott Will & Emery more…

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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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