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OCTOBER 2013 NEWSLETTER - Women and Wealth
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Women and Wealth: Integrating Professional Growth and Personal Goals

by Danielle Lackey

The ways in which women pursue satisfaction in the workplace has garnered a great deal of attention in the last year. From “leaning in,” to remote work arrangements, to having it all, there is a passionate national debate occurring about how women can achieve their professional and personal goals. Yet the definitions of success and satisfaction differ for each of us. This event focuses on the perceptions and motivations that inspire women to pursue their own views of success. The panelists will discuss the underpinnings of female entrepreneurship and career growth, offering insight into questions such as:

What facilitates career risk-taking, and what are common challenges? How can value-driven career choices lead to professional growth? How does decision-making relating to wealth, saving, and financial risk differ for women, and are there common questions that we should be asking ourselves? What are some practical ways to pursue professional advancement while maintaining control over one’s time and economic stability?

Please join us on October 29, 2013 at 6:30 pm and enjoy wine, appetizers, and dessert.

The panelists include:

Danielle Lackey is CEO and Co-Founder of the Arbia Group. While practicing at Latham & Watkins in San Francisco, she was inspired to create a way to help lawyers achieve greater satisfaction through enhanced control and flexibility in their practices and in their lives. She saw, too, the need for law firms and corporate legal departments to staff top-shelf attorneys on an as-needed basis. Recognizing these needs, Danielle co-founded a company to meet the demands of the changing market. Attorneys who hire Arbia can fluidly respond to the natural ebb and flow of their clients' legal needs without having to turn down matters, over-tax their current team, or make permanent staffing additions in an unpredictable economy. For Arbia's attorneys, the model allows them to work on engaging legal matters while defining their own balance. Danielle earned her B.A. from Brown University, her J.D. from Stanford Law School, and serves as a California-certified mediator.

Ju Park is the founder and Managing Partner of Parsus LLP. Her vision for Parsus LLP was to create a socially responsible law firm that values attorney job satisfaction and accommodates individual career goals and desires. She leads her firm based on the belief that happy lawyers not only produce better work product and provide a higher standard of service to their clients, but also become more productive members of society. As a firm, Parsus values relationships over money, and this principle has created a spirit of cooperation and generosity amongst its attorneys, clients, and the community. In addition to overseeing the growth and development of Parsus, Ju represents both domestic and foreign clients in a diverse corporate practice that encompasses international mergers and acquisitions, financing, joint ventures, and general representation. Prior to co-founding Parsus, Ju was an attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP, where she practiced corporate law and litigation in the Los Angeles and Hong Kong offices.  

Maria Shtabskaya is a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley. Born in Russia, 1,200 kilometers east of Moscow in the Ural Mountains, Maria graduated from Udmurt State University in Izhevsk in 2003 with a Master’s Degree in Art of Education. At the age of 21 she operated a tour travel agency and had the opportunity to travel around the world. She immigrated to the United States at the age of 22, and two years later joined Morgan Stanley. After reflecting on her professional career and life in America, Maria realized that women opened many doors for her and helped her to succeed personally and professionally. To give back, Maria decided to focus her practice on women, supporting their financial growth and business development, and paying special attention on the intersection between professional advancement and personal growth.  

Lisa Munoz-Fell is an executive coach and consultant.  She is passionate about helping companies and law firms address both the “human” and organizational challenges that can prevent them from achieving their highest potential.  She serves as a workplace consultant and strategist, partnering with her clients to provide innovative executive coaching, consulting, training, and recruiting solutions. Lisa draws upon her legal training, knowledge of group and individual psychology, and diverse background to understand executives’ aspirations and stumbling blocks. During her career, she has been a Congressional staffer, a corporate attorney, and a managing director for the world’s largest international legal executive search firm. In addition to her law degree, Lisa is certified as a coach, and to administer and interpret a variety of assessments, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) and the DiSC® assessments.  Lisa received her J.D. from George Washington University, and she is presently completing her MA in Organizational Psychology at Columbia University.

The panel will be moderated by Dominique Shelton, litigation partner at Alston & Bird LLP.  Dominique is also a past-president of WLALA and a WLALA Life Member.  Dominique focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, with particular attention to intellectual property and privacy litigation, as well as unfair competition and antitrust matters. Dominique also provides strategic compliance counseling in digital marketing and data privacy on cutting edge issues, such as mobile privacy, Big Data, Do Not Track, retail mobile location analytics, Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, among others. In 2012, she was named Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year by the Century City Bar Association.

October 29, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Hotel Angeleno

170 N. Church Lane

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Cost to WLALA members: $25
Cost to Non-WLALA members: $35
Cost to Law Students: $15

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