DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), the longest running professional women's sports organization in the world, announced today a new partnership with Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms in North America. The partnership will focus on the LPGA's Women's Empowerment Day, which emphasizes leadership, self-discovery, and the art of communication, and Women's Leadership Days, which foster and create business relationships by providing an exclusive and engaging forum for like-minded professional women.
"We are excited to partner with the LPGA," said Matt Keen, Ogletree Deakins' managing shareholder. "The partnership naturally aligns with the firm's mission to provide opportunities for women to succeed in their careers and beyond. We are very excited to work with the LPGA to celebrate, empower, and support women."
The LPGA provides many diverse opportunities for women to be inspired and motivated through the game of golf and beyond. In 2020, there will be 18 Women's Leadership Days hosted at LPGA events, while the LPGA Women's Network is an online content platform and digital network, designed to encourage and connect women on and off the course.
"We are proud to partner with Ogletree Deakins and applaud their strong commitment to women's leadership," said LPGA Chief Sales Officer Kelly Hyne. "Through their support we look forward to bringing additional opportunities to women through the game of golf."
"This is a very fun and unique way to drive our women's initiatives at the firm," said Kerri Reisdorff, chair of Ogletree Deakins' Women's Initiative and a shareholder in the firm's Kansas City office. "To partner with the LPGA on a multi-dimensional platform focused on leadership, professional development, and growth with a focus on the game of golf is an exciting opportunity for our firm."
About the LPGA The LPGA is the world's leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950 and headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla., the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing more than 30 countries. With a vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women's golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while the Symetra Tour, the official development and qualifying tour of the LPGA, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. Additionally, LPGA Professionals directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management.
The LPGA demonstrates its dedication to the development of the game through The LPGA Foundation. Since 1991, this charitable organization has been committed to empowering and supporting girls and women through developmental, humanitarian and golf community initiatives, including LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the LPGA Women's Network and the LPGA Amateur Golf Association.
About Ogletree Deakins Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm's Client Pledge, is one of the firm's top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" has named Ogletree Deakins a "Law Firm of the Year" for nine consecutive years. In 2020, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its "Law Firm of the Year" in the Labor Law – Management and Litigation – ERISA categories. Ogletree Deakins has more than 900 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. www.ogletree.com