Partner Stephanie Scharf will moderate a special program sponsored by DirectWomen on November 17, 2015,  in Chicago. DirectWomen is a national organization whose mission is to increase the number of qualified women attorneys on the boards of public companies. Ms. Scharf is a member of the Board of DirectWomen, which since its formation, has seen  22% of alumnae join corporate boards.  
The Chicago program, “Breaking Into The Boardroom: The Pathways And The Process,” addresses the ways in which women lawyers can position themselves to become members of corporate boards.   Program panelists include Kelly McNamara Corley, General Counsel, Discover;  Sheri H. Edison, General Counsel, Bemis Company and Director, AK Steel; E. Thames Fulton, Managing Director, RSR Partners;  Deborah A. Golden, General Counsel, GATX; And Mary Ann Hynes, Director, GHD Group Pty Ltd.  The program will take place at 4 p.m., with a reception at 5:30 p.m.  For information about how to register for the program, please contact Sarah Gevlin at  For more information about DirectWomen, please visit

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