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CONNECTING WOMEN IN IP

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Intersectionality of Ethics, Mental Health & Diversity in Law and Practice
    Intersectionality of Ethics, Mental Health & Diversity in Law and Practice
    Thu, Feb 22
    Online
    Feb 22, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
    Feb 22, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
    Join us on February 22nd for a CLE event on the Intersectionality of Ethics Mental Health & Diversity in Law and Practice featuring Mercedes Meyer, Ph.D., a Shareholder at Banner Witcoff.
  • Tips for Giving and Receiving Feedback
    Tips for Giving and Receiving Feedback
    Tue, Feb 27
    Reed Smith
    Feb 27, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
    Feb 27, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
    Giving and receiving feedback can be challenging. Join ChiWIP for a candid discussion about how to effectively manage and solicit feedback.
  • ChiWIP Black History Month Heritage Lunch
    ChiWIP Black History Month Heritage Lunch
    Thu, Feb 29
    Taste 222
    Feb 29, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Feb 29, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Join ChiWIP in celebrating Black History month at Taste 222. We will gather together for a delicious lunch at a Black-owned restaurant and learn about the achievements of Black women in the legal field. Lunch is pay your own way. Please register by 2/23/2024.
  • Bring a Buddy to Yoga + Zen
    Bring a Buddy to Yoga + Zen
    Thu, Mar 07
    Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
    Mar 07, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Mar 07, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Bring a friend and join fellow ChiWIPers to meet their friends during a candlelit yoga class for 45 minutes that includes slow movements and flow with restorative meditation and quiet to soothe the soul. Class will be followed by refreshments and light bites.
  • Girl Scouts IP Patch Event
    Girl Scouts IP Patch Event
    Sun, Mar 10
    Foley & Lardner
    Mar 10, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
    Mar 10, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
    In partnership with Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, ChiWIP will be hosting an event to educate Girl Scouts in both elementary and high school about all aspects of intellectual property law, including the basics of patents, copyrights, and trademarks.
  • What is Happening to DE&I?: A Panel Discussion in the Aftermath of the Harvard Decision and Subsequent Litigation
    What is Happening to DE&I?: A Panel Discussion in the Aftermath of the Harvard Decision and Subsequent Litigation
    Mar 14, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Chicago Women in IP is partnering with the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law to present a panel on the state of DE&I in law firms and companies in the wake of the Harvard affirmative action decision from the Supreme Court and the subsequent litigation and claims against law firms and companies
  • ChiWIP Book Club
    ChiWIP Book Club
    Wed, Mar 20
    Virtual Event
    Mar 20, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Mar 20, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Join the ChiWIP Book Club for its March meeting where we discuss The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride. As always, finishing or reading the book is not required! This meeting will be virtual.
  • Chicago Women in IP Scholarship for the Advancement of Womxn in Law and/or STEM Graduate Studies
    Chicago Women in IP Scholarship for the Advancement of Womxn in Law and/or STEM Graduate Studies
    Apply by April 23
    ChiWIP is excited to announce our third annual Scholarship for the Advancement of Womxn in Law or STEM Graduate Studies!
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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. 

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

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Maria Maras
Accenture

Maria Maras, Associate Director at Accenture, earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Chicago and then graduated from Harvard Law School. At Accenture, Maria manages IP investigations, disputes, and litigation all over the world. Maria notes that Accenture is a lot bigger than people realize. With over 700,000 employees, Accenture is larger than many countries! Maria enjoys being involved in all of it.

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