Sports Lawyer To Co-Lead Firm’s Initiative to Retain and Elevate Female Attorneys
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney launched a new women’s initiative earlier this month, kicking off a three-pronged program to improve retention and elevation of female attorneys within the firm.
Called Forward Together, the program is led by shareholders Jill Felkins and Carla Varriale-Barker, and it focuses on education, mentorship and networking.
Varriale-Barker is Chair of the firm’s Sports, Recreation & Entertainment Practice Group.
The educational prong, which is open to all Segal McCambridge attorneys, includes speakers on professional development issues including business development, the path to partnership and improving productivity. Mentor pairings give female associates regular access to insights and opportunities from senior female shareholders in markets outside their home base. The networking prong organizes events for the firm’s female attorneys to connect with each other as well as leading women in their field.