During my career, I have encountered many worthwhile non-profit organizations that promote the interests of women. It’s vital that for-profit firms and companies become involved with women’s organizations—especially as event sponsors. Sponsorships not only provide the women’s organization with critical financial assistance, but also help in marketing the event.
I am very pleased that my firm, EpsteinBeckerGreen, has been involved with numerous women’s organizations, such as the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) and Corporate Counsel Women of Color (CCWC). NAWL is the leading national voluntary organization devoted to the interests of women lawyers and women’s rights. The CCWC promotes the career advancement and success of women attorneys of color, as well as global diversity in the legal profession and workplace.
EpsteinBeckerGreen has been proud to sponsor programs that enlighten, empower, and encourage women, as well as give back to the community. For example, during the Autumn of 2009, my firm:
- Sponsored the CCWC’s “5th Annual Career Strategies Conference” in Las Vegas, NV (Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2009).
- Sponsored and co-hosted NAWL’s National Night of Giving in Atlanta, GA (Oct. 21, 2009). This charitable networking event benefited Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta, an organization that empowers girls to make good decisions and create healthy lifestyles. At this event, approximately 500 items were donated to Girls, Inc. — ranging from sporting equipment to school supplies.
- Is sponsoring the “Fifth Annual General Corporate Institute” in New York, NY (Nov. 5 – 6, 2009). This NAWL event will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to network with a dynamic group of women in-house counsel from across the country. I, along with my EBG colleagues Lynn Shapiro Snyder and Amy Traub, will speak on topic “Focus on the Fundamentals: Labor and Employment law for the Non-Labor and Employment Lawyer.” For more information about this event, click here.
Has your firm or company been involved with sponsoring events that promote the interests of women? If no, please encourage it to consider event sponsorships.
Are there any women’s organizations that you would recommend to firms and companies for sponsorship opportunities?