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Gender Equality Initiative Training Series


  •  Program Overview
     
  • 9/11/12:
    Remedying Pay
    Inequalities
  • 10/11/12: Recruiting,
    Mentoring, Evaluating
    & Promoting Women
  • 11/8/12: Work/Life
    Balance &
    Company Culture
  • 1/10/13: Training &
    Implementation
    of Initiatives


Certificates Awarded for Training Initiative Completion

The following firms received recognition at the 2013 Midyear Meeting Gender Equality Breakfast for completing the Gender Equality Training Initiative by sending one or more representatives to each of four seminars held this fall.

Devine Millimet & Branch PA

Gallagher Callahan & Gartrell PC

McLane Graf Raulerson & Middleton, PA

Upton & Hatfield LLP

Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA

NH DHHS Div. of Child Support Legal

Dane Brady & Haydon LLP (Concord, MA)


Learn More:

      •Taking Action to Achieve Gender Equality, Bar News, July 13, 2012

      •Close-up Look at Session 1: Remedying Pay Inequities, Bar News, August 17, 2012

      •Close-up on Session 2: Eliminating Gender Bias in Recruiting, Promotion Practices, Bar News, September 14, 2012

      •Close-up on Session 3: Work-Life Balance And Company Culture, Bar News, October 19, 2012

      •Close-up on Session 4: Taking the Next Step, Bar News, December 14, 2012


 

Session 1: September 11, 2012
Remedying Pay Inequalities

Speakers: Jacqueline Cooke and Evelyn Murphy

Jacqueline Cooke is the Regional Administrator of the Boston Regional Office (serving ME, NH, MA, RI, and CT) of US Department of Labor's Women's Bureau. The Women's Bureau was established within the Department of Labor in 1920 in order to formulate standards and policies to promote the welfare of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase the efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment. One of the Women's Bureau's priority issues is pay equity. For more information on the Women's Bureau, please go to www.dol.gov.

Evelyn Murphy is the former Lt. Governor of Massachusetts and the creator of the WAGE project. WAGE is a non-profit entity in Massachusetts created to end gender discrimination in the American workplace. WAGE provides education and training for working women, advice for CEOs of businesses, nonprofit institutions and public agencies on how to ensure they are paying and promoting women employees fairly, and reporting on the status of the wage gap and age discrimination throughout America. For more information on the WAGE project, please go to www.wageproject.org.

Learn More about Session 1:

      •Close-up Look at Session 1: Remedying Pay Inequities, Bar News, August 17, 2012
 
 
 
 

Session 2: October 11, 2012
Recruitment, Evaluation, Promotion, Mentoring of Women

Speaker: Lauren Stiller Rikleen

Lauren Stiller Rikleen is a nationally recognized expert on developing a thriving, diverse workforce. She launched the Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership to help businesses and other organizations create a culture where their professionals can advance and flourish, and she is the author of Ending the Gauntlet: Removing Barriers to Women's Success in the Law, as well as many other publications. For more information, please go to www.rikleeninstitute.com.

Learn More about Session 2:

      •Close-up on Session 2: Eliminating Gender Bias in Recruiting, Promotion Practices, Bar News, August 17, 2012
 
 
 
 

Session 3: November 8, 2012
Work-Life Balance/Company Culture

Speaker: Betsy Black

Betsy Black a former NH attorney, consults and coaches here and throughout the country on stress-management and creating a life that reflects your values. Her published works include the article, Changing Your Practice to Achieve Greater Happiness and Success. For more information, visit www.betsyblackconsulting.com.
 
      •Close-up on Session 3: Work-Life Balance And Company Culture, Bar News, October 19, 2012


 
 

Session 4: January 10, 2013
Training and Implementation of Gender Initiatives

Speakers: Julie Moore and Linda Johnson

Employment attorney and consultant Julie Moore is an attorney and president of Employment Practices Group, a legal and human resources consulting firm she founded in 1998. She has practiced law in New Hampshire and Massachusetts for 20 years and is a frequent author, lecturer, counselor, and trainer on workplace issues.

Moore was the 2010-2011 chair of the NH Bar Association Labor & Employment Section. She is a board member and annual conference chair for the Association of Workplace Investigators. She is certified as a senior professional in human resources through the HR Certification Institute. For more information, visit www.employmentpg.com.

Linda Johnson is a director with McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, which has offices in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. She has more than 28 years of experience litigating cases in state and federal courts, and in representing the interests of management in all aspects of labor and employment law.

In addition to serving as the firm’s lead labor and employment lawyer, Johnson served as chair of the firm’s Employment Law and Education Law Groups for over 15 years, until 2010, when she was appointed co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. Johnson was selected as an Outstanding Businesswoman of New Hampshire by the NH Business Review in 2006. She received the Philip Holman Gender Equality Award in 2006, the

      •Close-up on Session 4: Taking the Next Step, Bar News, December 14, 2012
 
 
 
 

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