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Vedder Thinking | News Vedder Price Recently Hosted the Illinois Diversity Council’s 2nd Annual Legal Women in Leadership Symposium

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On May 24th, the Vedder Price Diversity Committee hosted the Illinois Diversity Council’s 2nd Annual Legal Women in Leadership Symposium, Women in Law: Tipping the Scales. The annual event, held this year in Vedder Price’s Chicago office, brought together a diverse group of successful women leaders in the legal field who can inspire and motivate women to reflect on their own career goals and status as they strive to advance in their organizations.

The accomplished speakers, Michelle M. Warner, SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of USG Corporation, Talita Erickson, General Counsel & Chief Diversity Officer of Barilla America, Susan L. Lees, EVP and General Counsel of Allstate Insurance and Suzanne S. Bettman, Chief Compliance Officer, EVP and Corporate Secretary of RR Donnelly, educated attendees by engaging in discussions that focus on relevant issues in today’s workplace.

“We were honored to host such an inspiring event at Vedder Price,” said Shareholder Margo Wolf O’Donnell, Chair of the Diversity Committee and Guest of Honor at the symposium. “The Illinois Diversity Council helps to promote the mission of Vedder Price’s Diversity Committee and women’s initiative, WAVES (Women at Vedder Empowering Success).” Jeanah Park, Co-Chair of WAVES added, “Events like these enhance our ability to provide our women attorneys and clients with the means to create significant advancements in their professional careers. We were thrilled to host such an accomplished and driven group at Vedder.”

The Illinois Diversity Council is a multicultural resource that promotes excellence throughout the state to leverage all dimensions of diversity for businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals. Visit to learn more.

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Jeanah Park