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CONNECTING WOMEN IN IP

“Our goal in forming this group is to bring together all women who work in the IP field in Chicago to help them enhance their practices and skill sets, and to provide a forum for the many successful women IP lawyers in the city to give back to their colleagues and to the community.”

 

Kara E.F. Cenar, an Officer and founding member of ChiWIP 
and leader of the IP Practice Group at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

FIFTH ANNUAL POST-HOLIDAY

PROGRESSIVE NETWORKING DINNER

January 22, 2020 | 5:30 PM | The Dalcy at Aba

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.

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

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Catherine Smith

ChiWIP In-House Advisory Committee Member

Catherine Smith, Senior Counsel at Wolters Kluwer, is legal counsel for the Tax & Accounting Division of Wolters Kluwer, meaning that she handles all types of legal issues related to WK's tax and accounting software, books, and journals. Additionally, she sits on two senior leadership teams within her division, for which she advises on everything from budgeting to new technology to hiring decisions. And although IP is not the main focus of her role, she also happens to manage WK's entire global IP portfolio—which consists of over 1800 trademarks, among other IP assets.

“I think this could be a nice addition to the Chicago IP community and encourage the women to work better with one another from a mentoring and business development standpoint. It was nice to see many in-house counsel in attendance”

Jeanne Gills
Foley & Lardner

CONTACT CHICAGO WOMEN IN IP

Chicago, IL, USA

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