Firm Chair Speaks at Massachusetts Conference for Women
Firm Chair Jami McKeon chaired a breakout session called "Strategies to Stand Out, Step Up and Get Noticed in a Male Dominated Environment" at the Massachusetts Conference for Women in Boston on December 10, 2015. The conference—a one-day event of key local, national, and international leaders that features a variety of seminars, workshops, and panel discussions—is the largest of its kind in the United States, with an estimated 10,000 women attending. The panel also featured Catherine Avgiris, EVP and CFO of client Comcast Cable; ML Krakauer, EVP, business development for global services, EMC Corporation; Tracy Campbell Accardi, VP, research and development, breast health and skeletal health, Hologic; and Isis Anchalee, creator, #iLookLikeAnEngineer campaign and full stack engineer OneLogin. The breakout session chaired by Jami attracted almost 1,000 people and was the most highly attended of the conference, filling the live presentation room as well as a simulcast room.
For the luncheon keynote featuring TV producer Shonda Rhimes, Jami sat at the head table with other notable women, including Lauren Schadt Baker, Massachusetts's first lady; Renee Connelly, VP, communications, Merck/EMD; Deb Goldberg, Massachusetts's treasurer; Pam Wickham, VP, corporate affairs, Raytheon; Heather Campion, CEO of the JFK Library and former EVP at Citizens Bank; Micho Spring, global practice president, Weber Shandwick; and Laurie Dalton White, executive director, Conferences for Women.
Other speakers at the conference included Tim Gunn, the Emmy-winning co-host and mentor for Lifetime's "Project Runway"; Emily Nussbaum, television critic at The New Yorker; Wharton professor Adam Grant; and Candy Chang, artist/designer and senior TED fellow. Corporate and Business Transactions partner Laurie Cerveny and Director of Special Projects Amanda Bruno also attended the conference.
Firm Chair Jami McKeon speaks at the Massachusetts Conference for Women. To her right
are Catherine Avgiris of Comcast Cable (center) and ML Krakauer of EMC Corporation.