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Greenberg Traurig Hosts 2015 Women’s Business Forum

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oct. 26, 2015 – International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will host its 8th annual Women’s Business Forum Oct. 28 in Washington, D.C. The invitation-only event provides the opportunity for prominent women in leadership from private, non-profit, and public sectors to discuss issues of mutual interest, share individual experiences, and gain insights into achieving professional success.

This year’s program, themed “Women of Influence: Power, Politics, and Purpose,” features notable speakers. These include House of Representatives Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer; Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Linda Sánchez; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz; Her Excellency Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman; Melody Barnes, CEO of MBSquared Solutions LLC; Kim Keenan, President and CEO of Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council; Kerry Hannon, Career Expert, Author and Speaker; and many other influential women.

In association with the forum, the firm presented, on Oct. 22, the Diana P. Scott Integrity in Action Award, dedicated in memory of former Greenberg Traurig shareholder, Diana P. Scott, who was an early leader in the firm’s Women’s Initiative. Award winners are women recognized by her peers for her work in closing diversity and gender gaps as well as outstanding leadership. This year’s award recipient was Judith L. Lichtman, Senior Advisor at National Partnership for Women & Families.

Greenberg Traurig began its Women’s Business Forum series in 2007, as part of the firm’s long-standing commitment to the advancement of women and the Greenberg Traurig’s Women's Initiative. Panelists are generally high-level female executives, including chief executive officers, chief operating officers, presidents, managing directors, and senior vice presidents from various Fortune 500 companies. The event provides an opportunity for women business leaders to develop, maintain, and expand a career and business development network. The forum rotates host cities every year, providing a setting for professional women to share ideas, develop new skills, as well as meet mentors and business contacts. Greenberg Traurig’s commitment to its women lawyers’ success includes firmwide women’s affinity group encompassing recruiting, retention, and business development. The firm regularly collaborates with like-minded organizations to address these issues on a broader scale in a variety of industries and communities.

The speakers and panelists at the 2015 event will include: