Elizabeth C. Barton, Dina Kapur Sanna and Joy Harmon Sperling spoke last week at the 2013 Women in Leadership Symposiums, presented by the Tri-State Diversity Council. The theme for the symposiums, which took place on three consecutive days, was "Women Leaders as Architects of Change."
The sessions provided attendees with insights gained from women leaders' experiences, along with a chance to network. Ms. Barton, a Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use partner based in Day Pitney's Hartford office, spoke on "Perceptions of Assertive Women" in Connecticut on March 6th. Ms. Sanna, a New York-based Individual Clients partner, spoke on the same topic in New York on March 7th. Ms. Sperling, Commercial Litigation partner in the firm's Parsippany office, discussed "Winning at the Game of Office Politics" in New Jersey on March 8th.
"Diversity is one of Day Pitney's core values," said Ms. Sperling. "Participation in this program is a wonderful opportunity to take that emphasis into our communities and work with other leaders to create a more diverse and successful workforce, while at the same time sharing our insights with other women."
Speakers came from the legal, healthcare, energy, insurance, telecommunications, hospitality, and transportation industries, among others. Other topics addressed were "Hints to Maintain Your Value During Shaky Economic Times," "Establishing Credibility In The Workplace" and "Cross Cultural Leadership: Women Bridging the Racial Divide."
As noted by one of the attendees at the New Jersey event, Sherrill A. Curtis, SPHR, Principal & Creative Director of Curtis Consulting Group, LLC: "The Tri-State Diversity Council's 2013 Women in Leadership Symposium held in New Jersey was an amazingly synergistic event. The esteemed panelists openly shared their varied experiences that shaped their fortitude and ultimately, successful careers. Delivering insights and stories with candor and wit, the panelists kept the audience in stitches while poignantly reminding the over 100 women in attendance the heart of really what matters to cultivate truly inspiring leadership."
Day Pitney is an active supporter of the Tri-State Diversity Council, an organization dedicated to promoting workplace diversity.
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