WIB-Chicago: Overcoming Gender Bias in the Workplace
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WIB-Chicago: Overcoming Gender Bias in the Workplace

When: Monday, March 25, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CDT
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Suite 1230
Chicago, IL  60654
United States
Contact: WIB-Chicago

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In celebration of Women's History Month, join Andie Kramer for an interactive conversation on overcoming gender bias in the workplace. Co-author of the popular book "Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work" and the forthcoming book "It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace: Women’s Conflict at Work and the Bias that Built It", Andie will discuss how stereotypes and the biases that flow from them prevent women from advancing as far and as fast in their careers as men. She will provide specific insights and techniques women can use to avoid or overcome often subtle and unconscious biases. Andie will discuss real life scenarios involving gender-biased interactions and ways to overcome biased workplace situations.

"Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work" will be on sale for $20.00 plus tax ($22.05). Credit cards accepted.  Andie will be available for a book signing.


Speaker Bio 

Andie Kramer is a partner in an international law firm, named one of the “10 Best Big Law Firms for Female Attorneys.” Andie heads the firm’s Financial Products, Trading and Derivatives Group and is the founding chair of the firm’s Gender Diversity Committee. She has served on both her firm’s Management Committee and Compensation Committee. In these roles, she became deeply concerned about the disparities in the pace and extent of women’s and men’s career achievements.

Andie’s extensive research, astute observations, and pragmatic voice have made her a nationally recognized advocate for women’s advancement and an authority on gender communication and women’s career advancement.

Despite her successful and demanding legal career, Andie has helped thousands of women navigate both the obvious and subtle gender biases they encounter in all career settings. Because mentorship opportunities for young professional women are often limited, she co-founded the Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance (WLMA) to provide mentorship and leadership opportunities for women in their careers. She has developed an extensive series of leadership training programs and is a frequent speaker on the issue of gender discrimination and bias.

Andie draws on her professional and business experience to provide realistic, detailed, and readily usable advice. She is the coauthor, with her husband, Al Harris of Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work. Their second book, It's Not You, It's the Workplace: Women's Conflict at Work and the Bias that Built It is due out in August, 2019.

Among her many recognitions, Andie was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America by the National Law Journal for her “demonstrated power to change the legal landscape, shape public affairs, launch industries, and do big things.” She received the Founders Award from the Chicago Bar Association and the Women with Vision Award from the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois. Andie also received the Inspiration Award from the Coalition of Women in Law Initiatives for her continued support of women’s initiatives, mentoring, and coaching. And, she was also honored as the 2014 Gender Diversity Private Practice Lawyer of the Year by Chambers USA for her outstanding contributions to furthering the advancement of women in law.


5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. – Registration, appetizers and networking
6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. – Presentation, Q&A and Book Signing
8:00 p.m. – Event concludes


Pricing Information

  • Members: $20
  • Non-Members: $50


Special Pricing for Guests

Members can register guests at member price.


Walk-Ins Accepted?


* - Walk-ins will be accepted at the door until event capacity is reached.

* - Cash/Check only


Online Registration Deadline:

March 25, 2019

Maximum Capacity