InsideCounsel Unveils New Program to Focus on Women in Law, Transformative Leadership

Oct 18, 2011, 14:33 ET from Summit Business Media

CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- InsideCounsel, a Summit Business Media publication, has unveiled a new program, Transformative Leadership, to promote women diversity in law.

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"The legal community has a long history of being a male-dominated world, where women tend to hit the glass ceiling more than shatter it," Editor-in-Chief Cate Flahardy said. "We at InsideCounsel believe that there are women that deserve to be recognized, so we launched the Transformative Leadership Awards two years ago to increase coverage on these special women in law."

Designed to recognize general counsel and law firm partners who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the empowerment of women in corporate law, Transformative Leadership began as a dinner in which awards were bestowed in seven categories. Ranging from economic empowerment to special honors given to women who are following in the footsteps of trailblazing attorneys, the awards dinner is held each spring in conjunction with InsideCounsel's annual SuperConference.

Building upon the success of the awards dinner, the Transformative Leadership Network focuses on the influence of women in law through magazine features, videos, slideshows, Web seminars and other forms of interactive media. Through these multiple outlets, InsideCounsel provides valuable insight straight from some of the most respected women leaders in law.

The microsite is intended to be a central location for readers to learn about the issues and news pertaining to women in law. Currently featured are written and video interviews with the 2011 Transformative Leadership Award winners, an article on Driving Diversity from the October print issue, and more news and opinions.

Visit to learn more about the award winners and this valuable network.

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