On June 3, 2014, DirectWomen held an invitation-only reception at the law firm Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP to honor its sponsors and alumnae of the DirectWomen Board Institute. Attendees interacted with one another and discussed strategies for increasing women’s representation on public company boards.
Distinguished guests delivered remarks on the success of the organization and the value of women attorneys in the boardroom. Speakers included Pat Gillette, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Development Chair of DirectWomen; Bobbi Liebenberg, Senior Partner, Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C. and Chair of DirectWomen; Elise Wagner, Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; and Mary Kate Wold, CEO and President, Church Pension Group and Director, Unilife Corporation.
Alumnae attendees included Marcy Cohen, Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer for the Americas, ING Financial Holdings Corporation; Kathleen Franklin, Senior Compliance Officer, SONY Corporation and Marketing and Professional Alliances Chair of DirectWomen; Hon. Elizabeth Holtzman, Counsel and Co-Chair of the Government Relations Group at Herrick, Feinstein LLP; Sylvia Khatcherian, Managing Director for the Legal and Compliance Division, Morgan Stanley; Judith O’Neill, Chief Operating Officer of CMAS Holdings, LLC; Jeanne Rosendale, Event Chair and former EVP, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Human Resources for Muriel Siebert Co., Inc. Members of the Women’s Initiative Committee at Kramer Levin also attended.