Jahana Hayes, a former teacher, opened up about her own teen pregnancy in her campaign, and beat a local politician in her Connecticut House primary. In New York, global development consultant Liuba Grechen Shirley won the Democratic primary, with motherhood central to her campaign. She successfully petitioned the Federal Election Commission to let her use campaign funds for a babysitter for her two young children, turning it into a poignant appeal for better policies for families. Now, her kids wear "Mama for Congress" T-shirts. … [Read more...] about Women watched Trump toss the political playbook. Now they’re setting it on fire.
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Sandra Leung, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, will be the keynote speaker at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, November 7th. She joined the company after leaving the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office where she was part of the original Special Victims Bureau. Leung rose through the ranks at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, taking the helm during a crisis, and is now also responsible for Environment, Health & Safety, Corporate Security and Philanthropy. In her role, Leung has restructured the legal department to meet business objectives and reduced costs, which helped the company thrive in a challenging business and regulatory environment. She advises leaders to “. . . have great personal integrity and be someone people can trust” as well as “. . . be respectful of people, not just your superiors but everyone.” At GCI 10, Leung will be discussing what it takes to thrive in today’s regulatory … [Read more...] about GCI (General Counsel Institute) 10 Inspiring Women Lawyers to Lead
“Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all — in which case, you fail by default.” — J.K. Rowling“A man told me that for a woman, I was very opinionated. I said, 'For a man, you're kind of ignorant.'” — Anne Hathaway“I think women are scared of feeling powerful and strong and brave sometimes. There’s nothing wrong with being afraid. It’s not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it and sometimes you just have to blast through and have faith.” — Emma Watson“I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femininity. And I want to be respected in all my femaleness. Because I deserve to be.” — Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes — understanding that failure is … [Read more...] about International Women’s Day 2018 Quotes: 17 Inspirational Sayings From Famous Female Leaders
Last year, EMILY’s List announced that an “unprecedented” number of women were inspired to run for office after Trump’s election. At the time, EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock told The Washington Post that the organization had heard from more than 11,000 women in all 50 states — with a few dozen seriously considering House races. The group says it’s helped elect more than 100 Democratic women to the House since its founding 30 years ago. … [Read more...] about Time’s Up, Men: More Than 300 Women File For House Races
Banks is a senior adviser at BarkerGilmore, where she provides executive coaching to general counsel. She started her career with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and then joined Morrison & Foerster as an associate. She later worked in Tokyo at ITOCHU Corp., one the largest trading companies in Japan. She also worked as the first female legal counsel for the Golden State Warriors before becoming general counsel of Gap Inc. … [Read more...] about ABA honors 5 women for their service to the legal profession