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Stephanie Scharf Moderates Panel for Women Lawyers and Corporate Board Directors

On November 17, 2015,  Partner Stephanie Scharf, moderated a special program sponsored by DirectWomen in Chicago. DirectWomen is a national organization whose mission is to increase the number of qualified women attorneys on the boards of public companies. Ms. Scharf is a member of the Board of DirectWomen, which since its formation, has seen 22% of alumnae join corporate boards.  

The Chicago program, “Breaking Into The Boardroom: The Pathways And The Process,” addressed the ways in which women lawyers can position themselves to become members of corporate boards.   Program panelists included Kelly McNamara Corley, General Counsel, Discover;  Sheri H. Edison, General Counsel, Bemis Company and Director, AK Steel; E. Thames Fulton, Managing Director, RSR Partners;  Deborah A. Golden, General Counsel, GATX; And Mary Ann Hynes, Director, GHD Group Pty Ltd.  For more information about DirectWomen, please visit www.directwomen.org.