Leadership Forum

Seventh Annual Leadership Forum

November 15, 2016

Location:  Kirkland & Ellis, 300 North LaSalle Street, Chicago

The Coalition invites you to attend our signature event - The Seventh Annual Leadership Forum. Join more than 200 women attorneys, from across the Chicago area, to honor this year's leadership award winners, as well as become inspired by our speaker.

This year's event will feature the presentation, Courage to Lead: Lessons from Women in the Military, delivered by Brigadier General Maritza S. Ryan, U.S. Army, Brigadier General (Ret).

General Ryan, recently retired from the United States Army after a 33-year career, is currently a Fellow with the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation. Her last military assignment was as Professor & Head of the Department of Law, U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point. General Ryan was the first woman USMA graduate and first Hispanic to be selected as a Department Head in the history of West Point. A member of the USMA class of 1982 - the 3rd class to include women - she was commissioned into the Field Artillery and assigned to the 1st Armored Division Artillery in Nuremberg, West Germany. General Ryan is a Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award winner.

Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of 24/7: The First Person You Must Lead Is You, by General Ryan's colleague,
Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Becky Halstead.

The Coalition's Leadership Forum will also honor women and organizational leaders in the Chicago area legal community with our annual Leadership Forum Awards. A cocktail reception with our speakers and award winners will immediately follow the forum.

Congratulations to the 2016 Award Recipients:

Leadership Award - Marcia Owens, Hamilton, Thies & Lorch LLP

Inspiration Award - Sue Charles, Lathrop & Gage LLP

Benchmark Award - Walgreens Co.


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