This half-day program will delve into topics surrounding women deal-makers, C-suite and board members, with panels designed to inform, educate, empower and inspire attendees. The goal of this symposium is to highlight women’s critical roles in achieving success in and out of the deal room and to provide practical skills for GCs, practicing lawyers, entrepreneurs, and business women and men to lead change in their organizations in furtherance of the foregoing.

Reed Smith is committed to increasing gender equality in the legal and business communities. We anticipate CLE credit to be available for participants and attendees.

Speakers: Marsha A. Houston Ruth N. Holzman

Event Type: Seminar, CLE / CPD

Location Name:
Reed Smith's Los Angeles office, 355 South Grand, Suite 2800 CA 90071
Start Date/Time:
14 November 2019
End Date/Time:
14 November 2019

Keynote Speakers:


  • Jody Dunitz, Angel Investor, Adjunct Professor, UCLA Anderson
  • Sherry L. Geyer, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, First Republic Ban
  • Alma Howard Graham, Senior Associate General, Counsel, Anthem, Inc.
  • Augustavia J. Haydel, JD, General Counsel, L.A., Care Health Plan
  • Joy Higa, Vice Chair, Investment Committee, California State Teachers Retirement System
  • Jennifer N. Taylor, CCIM, CPM®, Managing Principal, Alexian Advisors
  • Felicia Yu, Deputy General Counsel, East West Bank


  • Diane M. Frenier, Chair, Business and Finance Department, Reed Smith, Princeton
  • Marsha A. Houston, Partner, Reed Smith, Los Angeles

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