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Greenberg Traurig Hosts 9th Annual Women’s Business Forum

NEW YORK – Oct. 28, 2016 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will host its ninth annual Women’s Business Forum Friday, Oct. 28 in New York City. 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.

The 2016 program, themed “Changing the Landscape – Women Making an Impact on Business, Government, and Society,” features notable speakers participating on panels and sessions focused on several distinct areas of impact. Topics include:

  • Women Creating the New Normal
  • Impacting Society through Philanthropy and Service
  • Forging Public-Private Partnerships
  • Advancing Women in Technology
  • The Changing Landscape of Broadcast Media
  • Interactive Workshop on Influence + Impact

"The Women's Business Forum is an exciting opportunity for open discussion about issues important to women who are making a difference in all areas of life. We are very thankful to the speakers who are joining us; they are extraordinary role models and are allowing us to share their stories, their voices, and their visions," said Nancy A. Mitchell, Co-Chair of the Forum's Planning Committee and a Regional Operational Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig.

"Working with our speakers and guests has been nothing short of inspirational," said Laura S. Norman, Co-Chair of the Forum's Planning Committee and a Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig. "Diversity and inclusion is good for business and this forum shines a spotlight on that fact and embodies the firm's commitment to the development and advancement of our women attorneys and clients."

Forum speakers will include:

  • Susan Bethanis
  • Cheryl McKissack Daniel
  • Jennifer Hyman
  • Karen Ignagni
  • Irene Hirano Inouye
  • Hon. Melinda Katz
  • Michele Coleman Mayes
  • Missy Owens
  • Tanya Rivero
  • Reshma Saujani
  • Darcy Stacom
  • Susan Stautberg
  • Sally Susman
  • Mehrnaz (Naz) Vahid
  • Ursula Wynhoven

View a complete list of 2016 Women’s Business Forum speakers.

Saujani will receive 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 peers for her work in closing diversity and gender gaps as well as outstanding leadership.

Greenberg Traurig participants will include:

View a complete list of Greenberg Traurig participants from the 2016 Women’s Business Forum.

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 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 a 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.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.