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Women in STEM - Failure Is an Option: The Growth Mindset
As women, it's important for us to have the courage to fail -- and to learn from failure -- versus feeling we've got to be perfect at every turn. Without failures, we are inhibited from potential growth and from discovering our true talents and potential. But growth requires being willing to develop good strategy and being open to input from others, in addition to all the hard work. The rewards are rich, but the path is sometimes hard to find.
Join us for a frank discussion between two accomplished attorneys now working at tech companies and a founder of a legal software company. Topics will include how we can:
- Provide a safety net for failure
- Learn and pivot
- Digest change as it relates to process, technology or people
Donna Payne, the CEO of PayneGroup, is a recognized expert in IT, with specialization in legal software and technology. She is recipient of the International Legal Technology Association Vendor Thought Leader of the Year award (2013), the first-ever Lex Proficio award recipient for lifetime Achievement (ABA TechShow) and LTN magazine's inaugural Consultant of the Year. Donna speaks on privacy, metadata, STEM and leadership. She has keynoted at conferences, spoken to Congress and presented for government and security agencies worldwide. She is a member of the Women President's Organization, and on the board of two non-profits. PayneGroup created the first ever metadata removal tool (Metadata Assistant). The company's other products include Redact Assistant, Outlook Send Assistant and Numbering and Forms Assistant. Donna has authored 13 books, including the bestselling series Word for Law Firms.
Lisa Lawrence Beard is the Recruiting Manager, Global Legal Recruiting at Amazon. In a career that has taken several exciting turns, Lisa practiced law for 12 years -- first as a litigation associate at Foster Pepper, followed by seven years at the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office where she was a senior deputy prosecuting attorney, and moving from there to become corporate counsel at Labor Ready. She transitioned to a career in legal recruiting and joined Amazon after working for Major Lindsey & Africa and Perkins Coie. Lisa has served on many non-profit boards including YouthCare and the ACLU Washington. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her law degree from Boston College Law School.
Bernadette Bulacan, the Director, Corporate Counsel Segment at Thomson Reuters, leads the market development group, identifying trends and innovations affecting corporate legal department practice. A former assistant general counsel and law firm partner, Bernadette is a frequent speaker and author on the use of technology and analytics in corporate legal departments, collaboration between in-house and outside counsel, and best practices for legal project management. She was a founding employee and assistant general counsel of Serengeti, which was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2010. Previously, she was a partner at Graham & Dunn, where she was head of their entrepreneur and emerging companies / corporate practice group, and started her legal career advising start-up technology companies with Venture Law Group. Bernadette is a founding member of FLOW (Filipino Lawyers of Washington) and a previous board president for Jubilee Women's Center, a transitional shelter for homeless women. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her law degree and LL.M (Taxation) from the University of Washington.#Virtual