CONNECTING WOMEN IN IP

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

ChiWIP is committed to promoting the success of women+ in the field of intellectual property law by building, connecting, and sustaining all members of its community. Read our statement about how we are working towards achieving and maintaining a nondiscriminatory and equitable organization.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Mentoring Circles: Business Development Tips and Tricks
    Oct 27, 12:00 PM CDT
    Zoom
    Join ChiWIP for a discussion about business development efforts in the post-pandemic world.
  • Halloween Peloton Ride
    Thu, Oct 28
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    Oct 28, 6:00 PM CDT
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    Please join the Social Committee for our Halloween-themed Peloton ride! RSVP to Kahlia and provide your mailing address to receive a Halloween-themed package from the Committee!
  • Navigating Personal Development in the Workplace
    Nov 10, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
    Zoom
    Join us for a joint ChiWIP/IPLAC panel webinar on Navigating Personal Development in the Workplace on Wednesday, November 10th at noon.
  • ChiWIP Book Club - The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
    Nov 17, 6:30 PM CST
    Zoom
    Join ChiWIP for our November Book Club reading The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel, author of acclaimed novel Station Eleven.
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WHO WE ARE

Chicago Women in IP (ChiWIP) is a networking and mentoring group committed to the connection, promotion and success of professional Chicago women in all stages of practice of every facet of IP law. 

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

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Michelle Zimmermann
Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

Michelle Zimmermann is one of ChiWIP’s original Directors and is currently also serving as its Secretary. When she heard about the first ChiWIP gathering back in the early summer of 2015, Michelle recalls being intrigued by the idea of a local organization designed to promote and support women in IP. After attending, she was convinced that this was going to be a great organization and has been an active member since then. Michelle views the sincere desire that ChiWIP members have to help each other succeed, and the supportive community that has developed from our members, as the reason she continues to be involved.

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