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Overheard During the Opening of She Leads

The She Leads Conference Has Begun!We are so thrilled to welcome amazing women from across the country to She Leads. Here are few things overheard at the opening of the conference:  "We don't have Founding Fathers; we have Founding Mothers!" Daniela Kraiem, Associate Director of the Women and the Law Program at American University, Washington College of Law"I believe firmly in the power of young people...in the power of ideas...in the people that make up Ms. JD." Katie Larkin-Wong, President, Ms. JD"Ms. JD has changed my horizons." Jesse Kornberg, Board of Directors, Ms. JD"Ms. JD is one of the tools…

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More Travel Deals to She Leads!

In our ongoing efforts to find great deals to get you to D.C. for She Leads, we are sharing a great offer from Jet Blue this week:Jet Blue is helping students fly cheap to Washington, D.C.  There are some great deals out of Oakland, Tampa, Boston and New York. But hurry because they're going quick!                                        

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She Runs: Muthoni Wambu of EMILY’s List

Editor's Note: Ms. JD is thrilled to have Muthoni Wambu, Political Opportunity Director of EMILY’s List, participate in Ms. JD’s 5th Annual Conference on Women and the Law at Washington College of Law at American University on October 5, 2012.  Muthoni Wambu was born in Chicago and spent her formative childhood years in New York City. Raised by two passionate educators who met because of their community activism, she attributes her dedicated interest in politics to parental osmosis and the subtle fact that she could hold protest signs before she could walk. Ms. Wambu has over a decade of experience…

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One Essential Trait Of A Leader Is…Receiving a Calling

Editor's Note: This post was submitted in response to Ms. JD's She Leads essay prompt: "One Essential Trait of a Leader is ..." Ms. JD: She Leads will take place October 5, 2012 in Washington, DC and will feature keynote speeches from Marne Levine, the VP of Global Public Policy at Facebook and the DQs.  To learn more about Ms. JD: She Leads and to register, click here. One essential trait of a leader is that it is a calling to help others learn how to make positive differences in individuals’ daily lives in an honest and straightforward manner.  Being a…

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Join us for a Ms. JD’s First Annual Cocktail Benefit and Silent Auction to Benefit the Global Education Fund!

Please join Ms. JD on August 3, 2012 for a cocktail benefit in San Francisco featuring a silent auction, life-size Jenga and other games by homefrys, music, dancing, hors d'oeuvres, limited open bar, and more. The event celebrates the Ms. JD Global Education Fund and its scholars, Ugandan law students Joaninne Nanyange, Monica Athieno, Gracious Atuhaire, and Mary Nakale.View our silent auction items here!To learn more, make a donation, or purchase tickets, click here.  On that page, you can also watch our video which features the first two GEF Scholars.  We'll premiere a new video featuring the second two scholars, Gracious…

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Marne Levine to be a Keynote Speaker at Ms. JD: She Leads!

Editor's Note: Ms. JD is excited to announce that Marne Levine, Vice President, Global Public Policy at Facebook, will be the lunchtime keynote speaker at Ms. JD: She Leads on October 5, 2012.  Find out more about Marne Levine below! Marne Levine is Vice President, Global Public Policy at Facebook.  In this role, she manages the company’s global public policy strategy, working with governments and non-governmental organizations to foster understanding and support for Facebook’s innovative technology.Marne joined Facebook from the Obama Administration, where she served as Chief of Staff of the National Economic Council (NEC) at the White House and Special Assistant…

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Walking Away from the Dream Job (Twice) and Never Looking Back: by Lisa Forbes

I have made two job changes during my career as an attorney, and both were met with the same line of questioning: You’re doing what?  You’re going where?  Why would you do that?  Fantastic…after months of battling my own inner demons (particularly that irritating overachiever who tends to define herself by what others think of her decisions and, therefore, always wants to go to the “best” law school, law firm, etc.), now I have to deal with my colleagues and mentors making me feel like I’m making a huge mistake.  Rewind ten years to me, about to graduate from Harvard…

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Best of Levo League: Week Ending April 6, 2012

How the Deschanel Sisters are Changing the Way We Think About Women in Primetime TVEmily and Zooey have been on the silver screen for a long time-- but never before have two sisters had primetime TV slots on the same network centered around their two strong female characters. Levo's Managing Editor Elizabeth Burke looks into the qualities that make Temperance Brennan and Jess Day strong and confident women. Career Strategy from the Life of Miss Piggy: Branding and Poise Will Get You EverywhereShe was a teaching figure in many of our childhoods, and now she's back to teach us to…

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Ms. JD Celebrates: Happy Birthday from Debbie Epstein Henry!

Editor's Note: In a continuation of Ms. JD's Sixth Birthday celebration, Debbie Epstein Henry, author of Law & Reorder, shares her insights about the benefits of getting involved with Ms. JD.  To read more about Ms. JD's plans for the year, click here. To give Ms. JD a birthday present, click here. The Benefits of Getting Involved with Ms. JDWhen I got involved with Ms. JD at its inception, I thought it was the right thing to do.  Here was a group of dynamic young women who had a wonderful mission to achieve gender parity and create an empowering community…

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Ms. JD Celebrates: Board Member Keisha Stanford

Editor's Note: In our final post celebrating Ms. JD's birthday month, board member Keisha Stanford looks back at what Ms. JD has done for her and the way serendipity played an important role. Ms. JD has taught me that our paths are as much about serendipity as they are about preparation. More than four years ago, in the midst of a stereotypical 1L freak out, I received an email about a conference in New York. Every rational part of me (i.e., that little voice reminding me that I had reading to do, outlines to prepare, practice exams to take) said…

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