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.

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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. 

 

Through regularly scheduled events, we offer seminars, knowledge sharing, career resources, and leadership opportunities for personal and professional development. ChiWIP provides a forum for women professionals in the field of intellectual property to share their successes and challenges with other women more openly than they might with colleagues at their own firms.

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

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Carolyn Blessing

ChiWIP Mentoring Circles Chair

Carolyn Blessing, a partner in the Chicago office of Locke Lord, stumbled upon the field of intellectual property law by chance. While in high school, she attended an international school in Germany where she was required to choose between focusing on arts and letters or the sciences when she applied to universities. As someone with an interest in both, she looked for a path where she wouldn’t need to choose. Luckily, Carolyn was able to shadow a lawyer in an IP boutique firm for a week, after which she was determined to become an IP lawyer herself.

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