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

  • Diversity and Inclusion: Views from Across the Pond
    Jun 22, 11:00 AM CDT
    Zoom
    ChiWIP and the Women in IP Community of IP Inclusive are proud to join together for this one-of-a-kind international event. Join us as we listen to an all-star panel of experts discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in the U.S. and U.K.
  • ChiWIP Pitch in for the Parks Clean-Up Event
    Jun 26, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
    Chicago, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Join your fellow ChiWIP members for a Pitch in for the Parks event at Jackson Park. Volunteers will pick up litter and clean the park's green spaces. Registration is recommended, but not required.
  • ChiWIP June Book Club - The Vanishing Half
    Jun 29, 6:00 PM CDT
    Online Event
    Join ChiWIP for our June Book Club reading The Vanishing Half, a historical fiction novel by American author Brit Bennett.
  • Summer Soirees
    Please fill out survey by June 18
    Survey
    Please fill out survey by June 18
    Survey
    A ChiWIP member will open up her outdoor space for small groups to gather together for light bites and a BYOB happy hour. To help us plan where and how many locations throughout Chicagoland we need, please fill out this short survey by June 18.
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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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Susan Hallen

IP Business Development Exec at IBM

Susan (“Sue”) Hallen is a Sales and Delivery Associate Partner in the AI Workflows team at IBM. Sue is an engineer by trade and thought process. Sue brings her love of technology, and the processes around leveraging it, to her role at IBM, where she focuses on bringing repeatable AI assets and IP solutions to market. Sue manages the design and implementation of IP processes and tools at IBM and leads a team of consultants in IP transformation and business transformation internationally.

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