Conference space with attendees

Women, Diversity & Change Summit

Speaking Engagement
March 26, 2020
Hosting Organization(s):
Centerforce
Washington, DC

Director Chandrika Vira will be speaking at Centerforce's Women, Diversity & Change Summit on March 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Descriptions of her panel, which starts at 2:10 p.m., and the conference are below.

Redefining Success: Knowing What You Want, Why You Deserve It, and How to Get It

By now it’s fairly common knowledge: Women often do not apply for a job if they don’t check every box, whereas men regularly seek jobs for which they are only partially qualified. This is no less true in the legal profession and applies to landing an entry-level position all the way up to being promoted to general counsel or making partner. Pursuing growth opportunities and nontraditional paths require the confidence to see your own potential and the necessary personal awareness to get in touch with what is important to you.      

This panel will explore:

  • Getting clear on what you really want
  • The ASK: Asking for what you want and knowing why you deserve it
  • The meritocracy and why it cannot be relied on
  • Dealing with rejection – every “no” means you are closer to a “yes”
  • Differentiating sponsors from influencers and mentors
  • Cultivating potential sponsors
  • How best to advocate for ourselves and others

The Women Diversity and Change Summit explores how to create lasting change for women and minorities in the legal profession with topics such as: advocating for yourself and others, what are the best ways to deal with discrimination and unconscious bias, what can be done to increase diversity in leadership, techniques, and strategies to enhance your career and sponsors other women and minorities.

This conference will provide networking and learning opportunities on the above topics.