Negotiation Workshop for Women
January 14, 2021
As attorneys, we excel at negotiating on behalf of others, but it is well documented that women tend to be less effective when negotiating to meet their own needs or for their own career success. In this interactive workshop facilitated by Professor Casandra Thomson, alumnae explored negotiation techniques through the lens of gender, and participants practiced their skills in small group exercises. They also discussed strategies to use when confronted with the gender-biased behavior that many women encounter in their negotiations. By the end of the workshop, participants were empowered with a toolkit to help them negotiate more effectively on behalf of themselves.
Making the Most of a Virtual Start
December 2, 2020
The Alumnae Leadership Council hosted a special program for the Class of 2020 featuring Duke Law alumnae sharing their advice and perspective on how to successfully start a new job and launch your career in a virtual setting. Panelists discussed best practices for building relationships with supervisors and peers, learning organization culture, and mastering technology while beginning a new job virtually. Jennifer Caplan L'02, Assistant Director of Professional Development Programming and Advising at Duke Law School moderated a panel of Duke Law alumnae that included Jennifer Brevorka L’09, Associate Attorney at Henein Hutchison LLP, Lauren Linder L’07, Deputy General Counsel at Parallel, Serena Rwejuna L’13, Associate at Jones Day, and Kristin Seeger L’07, Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.