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Leading During Uncertain Times

On Oct. 12, Sheila Murphy spoke at the Association of Corporate Counsel Webinar on “Leading through Uncertainty and Change.” She focused on how extraordinary leaders at all levels, help their teams and organizations live and adapt to uncertainty, and embrace ever-morphing change and create a vision for a better future. This session taught the necessary more…

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Coming Together for Change

By Marla Persky, Debbie Holzman, Tracy O’Flaherty and Sheila Murphy We watched in horror the death of George Floyd and other members of our community.  Mr. Floyd’s murder is only the most recent example of generations of previous abuses and racism – particularly impactful because it (like the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery and many others) more…

Connecting the Dots: The Benefits of Attaining Mutual Goals

On Aug. 21, Marla Persky will be facilitating a networking event hosted by Kirkland & Ellis.  The event is designed to help women in the financial services industry connect for mutual career advancement. The workshop will focus on creating the discipline to pursue establishing a business relationship between program attendees.  Marla’s co-presenter for this event 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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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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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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