April 9, 2014

Coming Soon: “The Women’s 100 Conference”

As someone with a job that is constantly trying to ensure diversity on my webcast panels, etc., I am keenly aware that we still have a long way to go in our profession. Racial diversity is woeful – I’m not sure if we’ve made much progress since SEC Chair Arthur Levitt highlighted this problem over 15 years ago. But even gender diversity is still an issue, including in the boardroom.

I am trying out a unique networking experience – “The Women’s 100 Conference” – that will be held in DC on Monday, June 2nd. Glad to say that it sold out without me having to market it – but I did recently have a handful of cancellations if you are interested (and I have a waiting list too in case others drop). Here’s the framework for how it will work & the agenda. The attendees are a good mix of law firm, in-house, investors and regulators.The cost is only $195. Email me if you are interested. And no, I won’t be in the room due to my maleness…

With the first annual disclosures due on June 2nd, many are scrambling to figure out how to best fill out their first Form SD, etc. – so we are hosting this special webcast – “Conflict Minerals: Tackling Your 1st Form SD” – at 1 pm eastern today, featuring WilmerHale’s Meredith Cross and Morrison & Foerster’s David Lynn. Tune in to get up-to-speed now…

The Corporate Counsel: Special “Salute to Women” Supplement

In connection with “The Women’s 100 Conference,” I had a group of respected and experience practitioners share their stories with me – and combined those stories in this special March-April Supplement to The Corporate Counsel. We are sharing this Supplement for free as part of our salute. The articles include:

– No More Masks – by Heidi Wilson
– A Fine Career: Becoming a Lawyer – by Prof. Roberta Karmel
– Where Are All the Women M&A Dealmakers? – by Diane Holt Frankle
– My Career Reflections – by Cheryl Sorokin
– Diversity One: One Step, One Action, One Impact – by Sylvia Groves

More on “The Mentor Blog”

I continue to post new items daily on our blog – “The Mentor Blog” – for members. Members can sign up to get that blog pushed out to them via email whenever there is a new entry by simply inputting their email address on the left side of that blog. Here are some of the latest entries:

– Political Contributions By the S&P 500: Stats
– Court: Form 8-K Is Not Exclusive Source of Disclosure Obligations
– SEC Drops Nearly 20% of Probes Against Individuals After Wells Notices
– FINRA Proposes Changes to Corporate Financing Rules
– Canada Proposes Broad Governance Reform
– Audit Committee Survey: Disclosure, Risk Oversight and Other Issues

– Broc Romanek