By Nikki Torres • February 21, 2018•Issues, Other Issues
Planning to visit ABA TECHSHOW? Interested in closing the gender gap for women in legal tech or women lawyers representing tech companies? Join us for a free, one-day symposium on closing the legal tech gender gap. Learn more at: https://www.legalxx.org/
LEGALXX - Women. Law. Technology.
Wed, March 7, 2018
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM CST
Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology
565 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661
Women are woefully underrepresented in the tech field, often facing sexism and harassment. As startup founders, investors, or tech employees, men often outnumber women many times over. If women play a diminished role within the tech field, then female lawyers interested in representing tech companies, as in-house or outside counsel, or in creating tech or legal tech companies face a higher bar to success.
To help increase opportunities for women lawyers in tech and legal tech, this symposium will host a series of Ignites, fast and fun five-minute presentations (20 slides automatically advancing every 15 seconds), on any topic that you might like to speak about on these issues. A design thinking workshop follows, with participants breaking into small groups led by a design thinking facilitator to tackle these issues, then at the close of the day presenting proposed solutions to some aspect of the challenges women face in breaking into the legal technology space.
Dress is business casual. The day is free, with lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments provided.