Type: News Releases, Diversity & Inclusion
New York, November 17, 2016: Women’s Insights on the Art of Negotiation (WIN) Summit, the New York-based conference dedicated to women and the art of negotiation, has announced the addition of Reed Smith – a global law firm that, for the past six years has achieved the Women in Law Empowerment Forum’s highest ranking for promoting and fairly compensating women – as a sponsor of its 2017 event.
"Whether at home or at the office, not a day goes by that I am not negotiating something," said Cindy Minniti, managing partner of Reed Smith’s New York office and a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Group. "The truth is, in any profession, negotiation is a skill that is essential to achieving results on behalf your company and your clients, and to advance your own career. Not only are we sponsoring the WIN Summit again this year, but Reed Smith is also proud to be sending some of our attorneys and clients to this conference so they are empowered with training to better negotiate on behalf of their businesses and themselves."
WIN Summit 2017 is scheduled for March 7 and 8 to coincide with International Women’s Day. Professional women will gather to learn, engage and grow through the negotiating skills and experiences of educators, executives, business leaders and glass-ceiling breakers. Speakers will include world-renowned instructors from leading universities, including Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, and Chicago Booth, as well as respected voices from the business, public and legal sectors – including Reed Smith.
"We are tremendously proud to have Reed Smith once again be our title sponsor," says Jack Simony, Chairman, The Negotiation Institute (TNI). "Their continuing commitment to the advancement of women in the law and to providing outstanding skills training to their work force is unparalleled. Too often we find that women's initiatives are little more than a page on the corporate website; Reed Smith puts their beliefs into action."
The program will run Tuesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Both days will include instruction, panel discussion and breakout sessions. As it has done in the past, the event will also coordinate with appropriate agencies to provide CLE credits for attorneys and HR credits for qualifying Human Resources professionals, with both disciplines expected to provide in excess of 10 credit hours.
Information regarding the agenda, registration, group discounts, or sponsorship opportunities is available at www.winsummit.com or at 212-796-5600.
About WIN Summit
Founded in 2015, WIN Summit is presented by Experiential Learning Events LLC (ELE) in conjunction with The Negotiation Institute (TNI). ELE creates and manages highly interactive learning summits that are content driven and time efficient. Founded in 1966, TNI provides on-site corporate training programs and public events designed to provide executives a competitive advantage in today's global marketplace. It is the first and longest-running negotiation training organization in the world. WIN is a unique professional development conference, tailored to focus on women and negotiation skills. Designed as an advanced learning event, it provides attendees important tools, techniques, and strategies to achieve greater success on behalf of their organizations and clients, as well as in their own careers. Registration and sponsorship information is available through www.winsummit.com.
About Reed Smith
Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,700 lawyers in 26 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute-resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and other high-stakes matters; deliver regulatory counsel; and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, entertainment and media, shipping and transport, energy and natural resources, real estate, manufacturing and technology, and education.