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WIB-National Webinar: "Insights From the C-Suite and Boardroom: Strategies for Professional Women"
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When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
3:00 p.m. EST
Where: Webinar link to be provided in confirmation email
Contact: WIB-National

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Join four women who counsel the highest levels of corporate America as they reveal five female-focused lessons essential to their own career advancement and success. You will hear how each of these lawyers navigate male dominated boardrooms and c-suites of biotech, law, finance, and telecom, often as the only woman in the room. Learn the strategies and tips they’ve developed to ensure their voices are heard when a company’s most important decisions are being made – indispensable advice that can be applied to every career.


Speaker Biographies

Helene Banks, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, LLP Partner. When she joined Cahill, Helene chose mergers and acquisitions, an area of law with few female role models. She rose to become the first female partner elected to Cahill's corporate practice group. Today, her work ranges from complex international transactions for large public companies, such as Coca-Cola Enterprises, to guiding owners through investments in their privately held businesses. Helene is recognized as a leading M&A lawyer by The Legal 500 and has been selected to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers list.



Chérie R. Kiser, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, LLP Partner. In 2015, Chérie was chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants to become a member of the 2015 Direct Women Board Institute. She has long been a leading voice in the legal industry concerning diversity and hiring. Since 1990, Chérie has been at the legal forefront of growth and innovation in telecommunications, counseling companies in the voice, video, Internet, and data communications markets. She is recognized as a leading communications lawyer in Washington, D.C. by Chambers USA and by The Legal 500. In 2015 she was named one of the 75 "Outstanding Women Lawyers” in the United States by The National Law Journal.


Beth Levine, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Beth Levine joined Regeneron in 2008 and serves as Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, where she advises company leadership on a broad range of legal issues. Prior to joining Regeneron, Beth spent 13 years at Pfizer Inc., serving in various positions that culminated in the role of General Counsel - U.S. Pharmaceuticals, followed by 18 months at Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Beth received a Luminary Award from the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association in 2017 and was recognized by Westchester Magazine in their 2017 Women in Business edition.  She is also the recipient of the 2018 Women of Power and Influence award from NOW-NYC.


Kimberly C. Petillo-Décossard, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, LLP, Partner. Kimberly advises biotechnology, health care and pharmaceutical corporations, boards, and private equity firms on complex business law matters. She focuses on domestic and cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions and related financing transactions. She also advises domestic and foreign companies on governance, disclosure and compliance matters. Kimberly is recognized as a leading M&A lawyer by The Legal 500 and IFLR1000.



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Pricing Information

Members: Free

Non-Members: $30

* - Registrants will be sent a specific GoToMeeting link to access the webinar. Please be sure to click on the link before the webinar to ensure the program is properly installed on your computer.


Registration Deadline

July 16, 2018


Event Date/Time

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

3:00 p.m. EST*

*- Please note this webinar's time is listed in Eastern Standard Time.