Oct 22

Bonnie Nawara grows women-owned businesses

Bonnie Nawara grows women-owned businesses
Bonnie Nawara readily concedes she has been given an incredible opportunity to develop and expand the entrepreneurial resources available for women-owned businesses — one that dovetails nicely with her skill set and community connections, setting her …
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'Lean In' Isn't Enough: Women's Progress In Leadership Has Stalled
But despite these advances, the top of the corporate food chain remains very much a boys' club. At Fortune 500 companies, women account … According to Catalyst, an organization that works to create opportunities for women in business, 2013 was the …
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Oct 15

Neal Gerber Eisenberg’s COO Sonia Menon Named to Profiles in Diversity Journal’s List of “Women Worth Watching”

CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) October 13, 2014

Sonia Menon, chief operating officer of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, has been named to Profiles in Diversity Journals 2015 list of Women Worth Watching. The 13th annual issue honors 160 executives and the organizations that recognize, employ and promote women in the workforce.

I am proud that the women of Neal Gerber Eisenberg are consistently profiled by Women Worth Watching, including this years recognition of our COO Sonia Menon, said Jerry H. Biederman, managing partner of Neal Gerber Eisenberg. Sonias sophisticated understanding of the business of law, strategic acumen and tremendous stewardship of our people make her a tremendous role model for women charting their paths to leadership, both inside the law and in business generally.

Nominated by colleagues, peers and mentors for their passion, initiative, achievement and positive influence both inside and outside the workplace, the winners represent corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits from across North America and Europe. Their first-person accounts of lessons learned during their careersfeatured in the magazines print and online editionsare insightful, inspirational and thought provoking.

In Menons profile, she discusses the keys to her success, the importance of role models and mentors, and offers advice to young women beginning their careers. Menon highlights questioning the status quo as one of the keys to her success, allowing her to stand out and gain recognition amongst her peers.

“Being recognized alongside so many exceptional senior women executives is truly an honor,” said Menon “This award reflects Neal Gerber Eisenbergs unwavering commitment to talent development, fearlessness in the face of evolving business needs, and commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion at the highest levels.

Menon is active in several professional organizations within the legal community, including NALP, an association of over 2,500 legal career professionals who advise attorneys, firms, law students and law schools. A longtime leader in NALP, she is the chair of the 2015 NALP Annual Education Conference, which will be held in April 2015 in Chicago. She has previously served on the board of directors and chaired the organizations Long Range Strategic Planning Committee, among other leadership roles. She has also served on the Professional Development Advisory Board of the Chicago Committee, and is an active member of the Chicago Association of Legal Personnel Administrators, the Professional Development Consortium, the Association of Legal Administrators, and the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago.

Menons full Women Worth Watching profile may be viewed here: http://www.womenworthwatching.com/sonia-menon/

About Profiles in Diversity Journal

Profiles in Diversity Journal is a bimonthly magazine dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the corporate, government, nonprofit, higher education, and military sectors. For more than 16 years, the publication has helped to stimulate organizational change by showcasing the visionary leadership, innovative programs, and committed individuals that are making it happen.

About Neal Gerber Eisenberg

Neal Gerber Eisenberg is a Chicago-based law firm whose attorneys share a culture of teamwork and devotion to personalized client service to advance our clients business interests. Our attorneys provide legal business solutions to public and private entities of all typesincluding Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions, nonprofits and high net worth individualsin connection with domestic and global business transactions and litigation. Operating from a single office ensures that our clients receive world-class counsel without cross-office communication issues or getting lost in a shuffle of thousands of attorneys across multiple offices worldwide. Our full service firm is large enough to handle nearly any legal matter throughout the world, yet small enough that clients personally know the attorneys accountable to their matters.

Oct 09

Boise State women's club ultimate catches on

Boise State women's club ultimate catches on
This semester, Boise State gets a progressive twist on the previously male dominated college classic with the creation of the Boise State Women's Club Ultimate. Club activities started at the beginning of the semester, but according to Kelly Saunders …
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Women's Club of Weston holds first luncheon of the season
weston-lunch-dinner-meal-pl Bernard's in Ridgefield will welcome the Women's Club of Weston's first luncheon of the year on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Cocktails begin at 11:30, followed by lunch at noon. In a first for the WCW Inc., Michael Ross, managing …
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Women's club soccer focused on beating top teams
The St. Edward's University women's club soccer team continues to improve from year's past, and is now matching this growth with quality opponents. This season, the women face tougher competition as they move into a new conference, with the majority of …
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Oct 06

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: New Rulings Issued in Federal Boston Scientific Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

New York, New York (PRWEB) October 05, 2014

Transvaginal mesh lawsuits (http://www.drugbot.com/transvaginal-mesh/lawsuit/) filed against Boston Scientific Corp. continue to move forward in the federal multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents dated September 29th, U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin has issued a number of rulings pertaining to one of the litigations bellwether cases. Among other things, he has ruled that expert witnesses testifying for plaintiffs will be permitted to discuss their opinions that the companys polypropylene mid-urethral slings are defective. Judge Goodwin also granted a plaintiffs motion to exclude testimony by one of Boston Scientifics expert witnesses regarding the companys regulatory activities. (Sanchez v. Boston Scientific Corp., No. 2:12-5762)

Our Firm is representing hundreds of women who were allegedly harmed by transvaginal mesh devices marketed by Boston Scientific and others. We are monitoring developments in the federal proceeding very closely, says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free legal reviews to women who suffered mesh erosion, pain, scarring, infection and other serious transvaginal mesh complications, allegedly due to products marketed by a number of manufacturers.

Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

According to court documents, Boston Scientific is named a defendant in more than 13,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits that are currently pending in the Southern District of West Virginia, where Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey S. Grand, is serving as a member of the Plaintiffs Steering Committee. All of the claims pending in the federal litigation similarly allege that surgical mesh devices marketed by the company to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence were defectively designed and manufactured, and caused women to suffer chronic pain, infection, mesh erosion, and other debilitating vaginal mesh complications. (In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2326)

Court records indicate that more than 60,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits are currently pending in several litigations underway in the Southern District of West Virginia. In addition to his involvement with the Boston Scientific Steering Committee, Mr. Grand is a also a member of the Plaintiffs Steering Committee for a number of these litigations, including those involving American Medical Systems, Inc. (MDL No. 2325), C.R. Bard, Inc. (MDL 2326) and Ethicon, Inc. (MDL No. 2327).

Mr. Grand was also appointed Co-Liaison Counsel in two consolidated proceedings established for C.R. Bard and Ethicon mesh lawsuits in New Jersey’s Atlantic Superior Court. He was also a member of the trial team on the first Ethicon trial, which ended in March 2013 with an $ 11 million verdict for the Plaintiff. (In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10; In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10)

Women who allegedly suffered serious complications following implantation of surgical mesh to tre at pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence may be entitled to file their own transvaginal mesh lawsuit. To learn more about this ongoing litigation, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website or the firm’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/meshlawsuit. To arrange for a free legal consultation, please call 800-511-5092.

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $ 3 billion on behalf of our clients. The Firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for the past 12 consecutive years. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is the only firm in the country to be named to this prestigious list every year since it was first published in 2003.

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Oct 03

Wickham: Why is Goodell ignoring black women?

Wickham: Why is Goodell ignoring black women?
WASHINGTON – In the midst of professional football's lingering domestic violence scandal, Melanie Campbell is probably the last woman NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wants to talk to — but she should have been the first. Campbell is the quintessential …
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Community calendar
To be placed on the list, to receive additional information, or to request accommodations, please call 304-734-6638 or 304-469-2911, ext. 1. • Professional Development Sessions … The West Virginia Child Nutrition Office, through sponsoring …
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Rachel Carson's Legacy and Today's Green Ceiling for Women's Leadership
Carson's first book, The Sea Around Us, published in 1951, won the National Book Award, was on The New York Times Best Seller List for 86 weeks and has been translated into 28 languages. But it was Carson's seminal book, Silent … One light that …
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Sep 30

John Mack Carter, 86, Is Dead; Led Women's Magazines

John Mack Carter, 86, Is Dead; Led Women's Magazines
John Mack Carter, a Kentucky-born journalist who had the singular distinction of editing all of the so-called Big Three women's magazines and, in doing so, helped transform the genre during the feminist era, died on Friday at his home in Bronxville, N …
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What you need to know about the 'woman's heart attack'
Recent attention to the dearth of women in US clinical trials has revealed a startling problem in the medical world: Women make up less than a quarter (paywall) of participants in research trials related to heart disease in the US. As a result, most of …
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McCaskill involved in national battle for Senate women
WASHINGTON – Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill may not have a re-election battle this year, but she still finds herself smack dab in the middle of a campaign — a national crusade to keep women in the Senate and in leadership. Right now, there are 20 …
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Sep 23

Latest Womens Club News

Chico Women's Club to celebrate 101st Anniversary Sunday
The founding members included Annie Bidwell and Margaret March, the first president. Meetings were held in members' homes until they built the present clubhouse in 1933. By the 1960's the name changed to the Chico women's Club, which worked to help …
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Eastchester Women's Club Presents Check To Use For Joyce Road Playground
The Eastchester Women's Club presented Supervisor Anthony S. Colavita and the Eastchester Recreation Department with a 5,000 check to renovate Joyce Road playground. Photo Credit: Contributed …
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Sep 14

Tamils to Obama: Please Don’t Forget Us When You Talk With Modi, and Include Jayalalithaa and Her Suggested Referendum in Your Discussions

New Delhi, India (PRWEB) September 12, 2014

“Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is coming to the US to call on you this month,” began the letter that Tamils for Obama wrote to the president this week.

“Modi will probably want to talk about regional security, economic matters between India and the US, and international terrorism,” the letter went on. “We hope you and PM Modi will find time to discuss matters involving the Tamils in Sri Lanka.”

“We named a few of the reasons we think Tamil matters cry out for attention,” said the Tamils for Obama press spokesman. “We wrote the president ‘Tamils in Sri Lanka are suffering. The armed forces are seizing Tamil properties–homes, farms, lands, and businesses are being taken and transferred to Sinhalese citizens. Cultural objects like Hindu temples are being uprooted and replaced by Buddhist temples. Sexual violence against single and widowed Tamil women by the Sri Lankan armed forces has become rampant. Unexplained disappearances with no legal recourse for families of vanished persons are common. The white vans of paramilitary organizations are a frightening daily phenomenon.

‘The Tamil population is scared of the Sinhalese army. This creates an intolerable and unsustainable situation which cannot and will not endure; unrest and disorder are the least of what may be expected.’

“These conditions will lead to bad results,” said the spokesman. “If the storm doesn’t come soon, it will come later. We are urging the two leaders to take action now.”

The letter continued “We hope that you and the Indian Prime Minister will discuss ways to solve these persistent problems. We expect that you and Mr. Modi will include Jayalalithaa in your discussion. She is the Chief Minister of the southernmost Indian state of Tamil Nadu. She is the best informed and most involved Indian leader in Tamil matters, and perhaps the most influential and popular. In the past Jayalalithaa has proposed a referendum among the Tamils in the northeast of Sri Lanka and the displaced Tamils in the Tamil diaspora. This referendum will establish their wish for their political future.”

The letter concluded “The answer to all of the Tamils’ problems is probably an independent and self-protecting Tamil state. If the Tamil-inhabited provinces continue to be ruled by Colombo, all of these problems will continue into the future for as far as we can see. If an independent Tamil state exists, the Tamils will be able to protect themselves and solve their own problems. Everything rests on separation.”

Tamils for Obama is a politically active group of Tamil Americans. They believe that over 70,000 Tamil civilians were massacred during the last weeks of the Sri Lankan ethnic war. They have also watched the behavior of the Sri Lankan Singhalese victors after the war, and strongly conclude that Tamils in Sri Lanka will only be safe when this unfortunate island is divided into two states.

To contact the group, call at (516) 308-2645 and speak to, or leave a message for, the Communication Director, Tamils for Obama.


Email: info(at)TamilsforObama(dot)com

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