Women in IP Networking Dinner hosted by firm

 To support and foster the growth of women in the intellectual property (IP) field, Brooks Kushman is hosting the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s (AIPLA) “2013 Cross-Country Women in IP Networking Event” for the Detroit region.

This marks the third year that Brooks Kushman has hosted the event, which supports and fosters the growth of women in the intellectual property (IP) field. The event will take place Thursday, May 22, at the Skyline Club in Southfield.

The Detroit reception is part of a simultaneous 31-city event that brings together women in the IP law arena. The event will include a professional development session with Elizabeth Joliffe, a benchmark coach that focuses on helping attorneys achieve their goals by increasing their revenue and productivity, improving work-life balance and advancing within their firms.

“I am proud to be part of a firm that focuses on providing great opportunities for women to advance in their practices,” said Sangeeta G. Shah, Shareholder and Chief Diversity Officer of Brooks Kushman. “This event and the professional development session will be a great opportunity for women in the IP field to connect with their peers, improve their practice and gain insights on how to achieve work-life balance.”

As part of its diversity effort, Brooks Kushman’s Women’s Initiative provides a supportive and strategic framework for the firm’s 18 women IP professionals to develop their practices and enhance career growth in a collaborative manner. Brooks Kushman’s Women’s Initiative replicates the efforts of the AIPLA Women in IP Law Committee at the firm-level.

The AIPLA Women in IP Law Committee works to facilitate the practice of IP law by women through educational events, networking and mentoring, including a nationwide networking dinner for women in IP law to help connect women in key geographic areas and empower and foster successful professional relationships.