“Women in Leadership” to be Focus of 2013 Greenberg Traurig Women’s Business Forum

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“Women in Leadership” to be Focus of 2013 Greenberg Traurig Women’s Business Forum

The 2013 Greenberg Traurig Women’s Business Forum will be held in Los Angeles at The Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday, April 25, 2013 and will focus on women in leadership.

Greenberg Traurig Women’s Business Forum is an annual invitation-only event where women gather to discuss issues of mutual interest in a setting that is conducive to learning, business development, networking and personal enrichment. “Women in Leadership: Moving Forward. Achieving Success.” is the theme for the 2013 program. The Forum’s steering committee is chaired by Los Angeles shareholder Susan L. Heller, and includes shareholders Michelle Ferreira of San Francisco, Michelle Rowe Hallsten of Sacramento, Wendy M. Mantell of Los Angeles, and Toni P. Wise in Silicon Valley.

Greenberg Traurig began its Women’s Forum series in 2007. Panelists are generally high-level female executives, including chief executive officers, chief operating officers, presidents, managing directors, and senior vice presidents from various Fortune 500 companies. Several Greenberg Traurig offices have hosted the event, including the Dallas, Houston, Chicago and Ft. Lauderdale locations

“On behalf of my fellow committee members, we are excited about gathering together prominent thought leaders from various industries who will share their experiences and insights,” said Heller, National Chair, Trademarks/Brand Management Group.

“The past forums have been successful in addressing challenging issues women face in today’s difficult business environment. We look forward to once again bringing together women in leadership positions to learn from and about one another,” said Judith D. Fryer, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Women's Initiative.

At the Women’s Business Forum, the firm also presents the Diana P. Scott Integrity in Action Award, named after the late Diana P. Scott, a former shareholder in the firm’s Los Angeles office. The award is presented to a woman recognized by her peers for her work in closing diversity and gender gaps, as well as someone who combines outstanding leadership with a passionate commitment to her community and the advancement of women. Scott practiced in the area of employment law, and passed away from breast cancer in 2010. She focused her energy on helping her fellow women attorneys succeed, and was a devoted advocate of the firm’s Women’s Initiative.

“It will be especially meaningful this year as this is the first time the Forum is being held in Los Angeles, Diana’s hometown,” said Heller.

Greenberg Traurig’s Women’s Initiative is a program that was developed by the firm to attract, promote, retain and mentor women attorneys. The Women’s Initiative hosts various programs and events throughout the year touching on important issues to women such as improving business development skills, maintaining a healthy work-life balance, breaking the glass ceiling, mentoring, taking charge of your health, and giving back to the community. The program was recently a finalist for the Most Innovative Gender Diversity Initiative Award in Chambers USA’s annual Women in Law Awards 2013.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 35 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal’s 2012 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.

Mark Gormley

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