Women Of Color

Agenda

Thursday, May 20, 2021

  • 9:00 am

Welcome from CMCP Board of Directors and Title Sponsors

Sponsored by: Intuit Inc. | Seyfarth Shaw LLP

  • 9:20 am

Break

Session 1A: Building your A-Team: Creating and Sustaining Your Personal “Executive Board”
  • 9:30 am
  • *WOC Exclusive
  • CA MCLE credit: 0.5 hour (Recognition and Elimination of Bias)

Session 1A: Building your A-Team: Creating and Sustaining Your Personal “Executive Board”

Do you have a Mentor, Coach, Sponsor, Connector, and Insider on your team to help you achieve your career goals? This session will introduce you to these professional relationships and provide practical tips and advice on how to build and sustain your personal "Executive Board.” The session will include an interactive panel discussion and workshop for participants to create a winning plan of action.

Moderator: Cynthia Juarez Lange, Senior Counsel, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
Panelists: Roxanne Anderson, Senior Counsel, Visa Inc.
Hon. Shelyna Brown, Santa Clara County Superior Court
Marissa Dennis, Partner, Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Kalimi Moreland, Chief Legal & People Officer, AAA Northern CA

Sponsored by: Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

Session 1B: The Resilient Mind—Identifying and Overcoming Burnout
  • 9:30 am
  • CA MCLE credit: 0.75 hour (Competence Issues)

Session 1B: The Resilient Mind—Identifying and Overcoming Burnout

In this interactive session, we will explore the pandemic and related stressors we’ve been dealing with for more than a year and how those stressors impact our daily lives leading to burnout and other mental health issues. We will also address some of the coping mechanisms that help us deal with these stressors. In breakout rooms, we will share some creative ways we’ve been tapping into our resilience and discuss our “new normal” and how we can reintegrate and thrive in the post-pandemic world.

Moderator: Kimberly Higgins, Employment Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Panelists: Cortney Beasley, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist and Founder Put In Black
Facilitators: Jane Kespradit, Senior Counsel, LimNexus LLP
Hazel Ocampo, Senior Counsel, Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

Sponsored by: Hanson Bridgett LLP

Break
  • 10:45 am

Break

Thanks to Our Gold Sponsor:
Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Women of Color Forum
  • 11:00 am
  • *WOC Exclusive

Women of Color Forum

Leading women lawyers of color spearhead conversations for connection, inspiration, and insight on managing professional life Following the presentations, participants engage in facilitated discussion groups to explore the opportunities and issues faced by women of color in the law.

Guest Speakers:
Afia Asamoah, Head of Legal, Google Health
Jennifer Salinas Executive Director, General Counsel of Infrastructure Solutions Group & Head of Global Litigation, Lenovo
Moderator: Arlene Yang, Principal, Meyers Nave, P.C.

Sponsored by: Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

WOC Forum - Break Room Sessions
  • *WOC Exclusive

WOC Forum - Break Room Sessions

I: So What You're the Only WOC in the Room? Harnessing Your Power to Influence Change
II: Keep it Real—Your Authentic Brand
III: Keep those Wheels From Flying Off the Bus: Motherhood and the Practice of Law 
IV: Still I Rise: Struggles, Successes, and an Optimistic Future for WOC Lawyers

Facilitators: Audrea Golding, Partner, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
Amber M. Grayhorse, Senior Counsel, Employment Legal, Snap Inc.
Jenine Hinkle, Company Counsel, American Honda Motor
Natassia Kwan, Deputy City Attorney, SF City Attorney's Office
Marie Maurice, Director/Partner, Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs
Pamela Onyekaba, Commercial Counsel, Intuit, Inc.
Shahiedah Shabazz, Associate, Arent Fox LLP

Break
  • 12:45 pm

Break

Thanks to Our Platinum Sponsor:
Google LLC

Session 2A: Playing the Long Game: Building and Sustaining Genuine Professional Relationships
  • 1:30 pm
  • CA MCLE credit: 0.5 hour (Recognition and Elimination of Bias)

Session 2A: Playing the Long Game: Building and Sustaining Genuine Professional Relationships

Networking is about more than getting a new job or client. This session will provide expert advice on ways to get more out of networking, including tips on building long term professional relationships as women of color, navigating networking during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, and effectively cultivating support systems.

Moderator: Valerie Gallo, Associate Attorney, Davis WrightTremaine LLP
Panelists: Sabina Clorfeine, Assistant General Counsel, Southern California Gas Company
Monique D. Jewett-Brewster, Shareholder, Hopkins & Carley
Miriam Kim, Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Sponsored by: CDF Labor Law LLP

Session 2B: The Road Less Traveled: Pathways To and Beyond the Law
  • 1:30 pm

Session 2B: The Road Less Traveled: Pathways To and Beyond the Law

You don’t have to follow the same traditional path as others to be happy or successful. This is an opportunity for attorneys to share in the experiences of our panelists who pursued alternative career paths using their legal experience or took the “path” less traveled in getting to where they are today.

Moderator: Theresa Conduah, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Panelists: Valerie Castelo, Associate Director, UC Berkeley School of Law
Core Cotton, Associate General Counsel and SVP, Wells Fargo & Company and Grammy-winning performing artist
Natalia Merluzzi, Public Policy Senior Manager, YouTube

Sponsored by: Haynes and Boone, LLP

Session 2C: After a Year of Racial Reckoning - Where Are Women of Color?
  • 1:30 pm
  • CA MCLE credit: 1.0 hour (Recognition and Elimination of Bias)

Session 2C: After a Year of Racial Reckoning - Where Are Women of Color?

A candid discussion with women of color about the personal and career journeys they have embarked upon since racial injustices were brought to the forefront of society last year. How women of color have used this challenge as an opportunity to use their unique voice in bridging Corporate America and the masses to voice concerns re racial inequities. The panel will end with a discussion of what’s next and where are we going.

Moderator: Camille Hamilton Pating, Principal, Meyers Nave, P.C.
Panelists: Kori S. Carew, Esq., Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
Jessica Chu, Senior Counsel, Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Claudia Sanchez Wilson, VP-Legal, and Head of Litigation, Zynga, Inc.

Sponsored by: Meyers Nave, A Professional Corporation

  • 2:30 pm

Break

  • 3:00 pm
  • *WOC Exclusive for Law Firms Only
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Counsel Connect Roundtables

CMCP Counsel Connect creates an opportunity for in-house counsel and counsel from law firms practicing in the same area of substantive law to meet in small groups to discuss their practice area and explore efforts to drive diversity in the legal sector.

Counsel Connect Sponsored by: Chevron Corporation | Littler Mendelson P.C.