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BASF presents
The Women’s Impact Network - No Glass Ceiling 2.0 Conference

November 29, 2018: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
MCLE Credits - 1 H, in Elimination of Bias
Light refreshments will be served.

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The BASF Women's Conference provides our guests with an opportunity to hear from leaders in the legal profession and the business world, people of all genders, about ways to make an impact and redefine the culture for the modern professional woman.

Session I: "Step In" - How We Got Here
Hear from the fearless founders of the No Glass Ceiling Initiative, who inspired a national conversation on the effects of gender disparities in the profession, in the economy and on policy initiatives. They will provide an honest perspective on their groundbreaking work and educate on strategies to effect change in order to modernize the workplace, incorporating women's leadership and addressing what women can do to reshape the culture.

Hon. Angela M. Bradstreet, Judge, San Francisco Superior Court
Mary B. Cranston, Senior Partner (ret.), Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Charlene "Chuck" S. Shimada, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Natalie A. Pierce, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson

Session II: "Step Together" - How to Have the Hard Conversations
A frank, provocative and constructive educational presentation with men leaders of the legal profession as we navigate the difficult landscape in order to move forward together, and addressing what all genders can do together to reshape the culture.

Manuel P. Alvarez, General Counsel, Affirm
Marvin K. Anderson, Senior Legal Counsel, AT&T
Andrew. G. Giacomini, Managing Partner, Hanson Bridgett
Malcolm A. Heinicke, Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson
Adam I. Kaplan, Attorney, Munger, Tolles & Olson
Melinda L. Haag, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Session III: "Step Up"- Engaging in the Culture Shift
Hear from women who have pioneered in their respective male-dominated fields and will examine the patterns they have commonly experienced. Whether the focus is on day-to-day challenges of personal work-life balance, following the pursuit of their passions, or creating a cultural shift, these women will address what they have done to meaningfully reshape the culture -- all while putting their own bold leadership imprint on their organizations and environments.

Sara B. Brody, Partner, Sidley Austin
Ericka M. Curls Bartling, Principal and Managing Attorney, Curls Bartling
Leah McGowen-Hare, Senior Director, Salesforce
Jessica P. Ross, Vice-President and Controller, Stitch Fix


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Women’s Impact Network (No Glass Ceiling 2.0)
Committee Co-Chairs: Isabelle Salgado, AT&T Services, Inc.; Blair Walsh, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker
Subcommittee - Communications and Programs Chair: Anjali Kulkarni, Duane Morris



BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111


Registration: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Program: 3 - 6 p.m.
Reception: 6 - 8 pm

Event Code: G181633

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