March 2023 Update
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Message from the Chair

It has already been a busy year for DirectWomen. Throughout this Update, you will find exciting information about upcoming programs and news about the remarkable accomplishments of the members of our network. 

We hope your organization will demonstrate its commitment to diversity in the boardroom by sponsoring DirectWomen in 2023. To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities, please contact DirecrWomen's Executive Director, Shawn Taylor Kaminski.

On behalf of DirectWomen, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to our current sponsors. Our sponsors' financial support and demonstrated commitment to DirectWomen's mission directly impacts our ability to increase the representation of women lawyers on corporate boards. 
All the best,

Catharine Biggs Arrowood
Chair, DirectWomen

Unlocking the Mysteries of International Corporate Board Service

Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Register Now
Join DirectWomen for a webinar that is part of our international board series. The webinar will cover some of the basics of international corporate board service, and we will build on that focus in a second, in-person session in London on June 29, 2023.

During this webinar, our distinguished panelists will provide insight into the worlds of international private equity, subsidiary, and public company board service. Attendees will leave the webinar with an understanding of the key differences between international and U.S. corporate board service, and have the opportunity to ask our panelists their questions.


Featured Speakers:
Gabriele Apfelbacher, Senior Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; Director, Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited and Nomura Financial Products Europe GmbH
Carolyn Campbell, Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Emerging Capital Partners; Director, ArtCaffe Group, ECP Power and Water Holding, and Wananchi Group Holdings
Kim Rivera, Chief Legal and Business Officer, OneTrust; Director, Thomson Reuters
(moderator) Kim Yapchai, Former Senior Vice President and Chief ESG Officer, Tenneco

International Boards Event

DirectWomen is excited to host our first-ever International Boards program in London this summer. This event is invite-only for our sponsors and alumnae. If your firm or company would like to sponsor DirectWomen and attend the event, please contact DirectWomen's Executive Director, Shawn Taylor Kaminski.

DirectWomen Alumnae Appointed to Boards

Kathleen M. Mahoney (Class of 2017) has been appointed to the board of Village Farms International (NASDAQ VFF), a vertically integrated greenhouse grower in North America. Click here to read the press release. This is Kathy's first board appointment.

Jennifer B. Wuamett (Class of 2017) has been appointed to the board of Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ: PLXS), an electronics manufacturing company. This is Jennifer's first board appointment.

Congratulations, Kathy and Jennifer!
Are you seeking qualified women directors for your board? Contact DirectWomen for qualified candidates tailored to the needs of your organization.

Save the Date: 2023 Sandra Day O'Connor Board Excellence Award Luncheon

Mark your calendars: DirectWomen's next Sandra Day O'Connor Board Excellence Award Luncheon will be held in New York City on October 6, 2023. If you would like to sponsor DirectWomen and reserve a table for your firm or company, please contact DirectWomen's Executive Director, Shawn Taylor Kaminski.

DirectWomen in the News

The American Jewish Committee's Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey chapter presented the 2023 AJC Judge Learned Hand Award to Roberta (Bobbi) Liebenberg, partner at Fine Kaplan & Black and former Chair of DirectWomen, at a February 22 gala tribute dinner attended by 300 people at Vie in Philadelphia. Established in 1964 and presented annually, the award recognizes excellence in the legal profession and service to the community. Congratulations, Bobbi!
Photos by Christopher Brown
Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors!

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Gold Sponsors

Hogan Lovells US LLP
Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.
Thompson Hine LLP


Silver Sponsors

Baker McKenzie
The Gap, Inc.
Interested in sponsoring DirectWomen in 2023? Contact Shawn Taylor Kaminski for more information.
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