The University of Nebraska College of Law will host the Women Leading in Law, Business and Philanthropy Conference on March 3.
The goal of the conference, which will be from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., is to provide a space to learn about how women are and have been effectively leading in their respective communities. What have been the challenges of being women in those areas? What have been the advantages? These questions and many others will be the focus of sessions related to the women’s work in the judiciary, government, private business and philanthropic organizations.
“This conference is a tremendous opportunity to learn from women who have had remarkable success and from the varying experiences these women have had as leaders in their respective fields,” said Molly Brummond, assistant dean for student and alumni relations at Nebraska Law. “Our hope is that everyone who attends leaves with a greater understanding of how women are and have been effectively leading, of the challenges women face in different work environments, and of the skills, approaches and perspectives women bring to the table that benefit law firms, government agencies, and both nonprofit and for-profit businesses.”
The day will open with a keynote from Linda Bray Chanow, executive director of the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas School of Law. Panels will focus on women in private practice, government, business, and the judiciary. A plenary session focuses on women leading in philanthropy and features panelists Susie Buffett, Dianne Lozier, Joan Squires and Lyn Wallin Ziegenbien.
The event is free for students and $50 for others. Lunch is included, thanks to a sponsorship from the Women in the Law Section of the Nebraska State Bar Association. More information and registration information can be found here.