Neal Gerber Eisenberg's COO Sonia Menon Named to Profiles in Diversity Journal's List of "Women Worth Watching"

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Sonia Menon becomes the sixth Neal Gerber Eisenberg women to be named to the list

Sonia Menon

Sonia Menon, COO of Neal Gerber Eisenberg

Sonia’s sophisticated understanding of the business of law, strategic acumen and tremendous stewardship of our people make her a tremendous role model for women charting their paths to leadership, both inside the law and in business generally.

Sonia Menon, chief operating officer of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, has been named to Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2015 list of “Women Worth Watching.” The 13th annual issue honors 160 executives and the organizations that recognize, employ and promote women in the workforce.

“I am proud that the women of Neal Gerber Eisenberg are consistently profiled by Women Worth Watching, including this year’s recognition of our COO Sonia Menon,” said Jerry H. Biederman, managing partner of Neal Gerber Eisenberg. “Sonia’s sophisticated understanding of the business of law, strategic acumen and tremendous stewardship of our people make her a tremendous role model for women charting their paths to leadership, both inside the law and in business generally.”

Nominated by colleagues, peers and mentors for their passion, initiative, achievement and positive influence both inside and outside the workplace, the winners represent corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits from across North America and Europe. Their first-person accounts of lessons learned during their careers—featured in the magazine’s print and online editions—are insightful, inspirational and thought provoking.

In Menon’s profile, she discusses the keys to her success, the importance of role models and mentors, and offers advice to young women beginning their careers. Menon highlights questioning the status quo as one of the keys to her success, allowing her to stand out and gain recognition amongst her peers.

"Being recognized alongside so many exceptional senior women executives is truly an honor," said Menon "This award reflects Neal Gerber Eisenberg’s unwavering commitment to talent development, fearlessness in the face of evolving business needs, and commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion at the highest levels.”

Menon is active in several professional organizations within the legal community, including NALP, an association of over 2,500 legal career professionals who advise attorneys, firms, law students and law schools. A longtime leader in NALP, she is the chair of the 2015 NALP Annual Education Conference, which will be held in April 2015 in Chicago. She has previously served on the board of directors and chaired the organization’s Long Range Strategic Planning Committee, among other leadership roles. She has also served on the Professional Development Advisory Board of the Chicago Committee, and is an active member of the Chicago Association of Legal Personnel Administrators, the Professional Development Consortium, the Association of Legal Administrators, and the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago.

Menon’s full Women Worth Watching profile may be viewed here: http://www.womenworthwatching.com/sonia-menon/

About Profiles in Diversity Journal

Profiles in Diversity Journal is a bimonthly magazine dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the corporate, government, nonprofit, higher education, and military sectors. For more than 16 years, the publication has helped to stimulate organizational change by showcasing the visionary leadership, innovative programs, and committed individuals that are making it happen.

About Neal Gerber Eisenberg

Neal Gerber Eisenberg is a Chicago-based law firm whose attorneys share a culture of teamwork and devotion to personalized client service to advance our clients’ business interests. Our attorneys provide legal business solutions to public and private entities of all types—including Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions, nonprofits and high net worth individuals—in connection with domestic and global business transactions and litigation. Operating from a single office ensures that our clients receive world-class counsel without cross-office communication issues or getting lost in a shuffle of thousands of attorneys across multiple offices worldwide. Our full service firm is large enough to handle nearly any legal matter throughout the world, yet small enough that clients personally know the attorneys accountable to their matters.

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