On Wednesday, Oct. 22, WFU will host Susan Smith Blakely, a nationally-known speaker and author who will discuss with us “Overcoming Challenges for Women Lawyers.” Ms. Blakely is the founder of Best Friends at the Bar, an organization dedicated to mentoring women attorneys in every sector of the legal profession. I met Ms. Blakely last year at a pre-law advising conference, and I know firsthand that she is passionate about this subject and is also a very engaging speaker.
The presentation will begin at 5:00 pm in Room 1302 of Worrell Professional Center. Ms. Blakely will speak for a bit and then open up the floor for questions. Light refreshments will be served.
The following morning, Thursday October 23, at 8:00 am in the Autumn Room of Reynolda Hall, Ms. Blakely would like to meet specifically with pre-law students for a very informal conversation. If you would like to attend this breakfast, please let me know by Tuesday October 22.
If you are a female preparing to go to law school (or even contemplating a career in the law) OR you are a male who thinks you might one day be working alongside female attorneys, Ms. Blakely has a perspective that you’ll benefit from hearing.
Please spread the word to your friends, and let’s have a great turnout for these two events!
I’ll see you there!