(August 1, 2006, Weil Gotshal News)
Dana Buchman, fashion designer,
entrepreneur and working mother was guest speaker at an engaging presentation
in Weil Gotshal’s New York office on Tuesday, July 25.
Ms. Buchman, who has directed her
own designer label for 20 years, was invited as part of an ongoing series
of lectures sponsored by the Women@Weil affinity group. Her presentation
focused on the challenges she has faced juggling career and home life.
In particular, she discussed her efforts to raise a child with learning
differences while building a successful business and how those experiences
reshaped her perspective towards her work and her business. Ms. Buchman
also touched upon the importance of appearance in making a good first impression
in the business world and gave the audience a presentation of her fall
Women@Weil is the affinity
group for women at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Women@Weil embraces
the talents and energy of women across the firm, focusing on mentoring
and networking, recruiting and retention, pro bono initiatives, business
development and client outreach. Women@Weil reflects the firm’s
recognition of the importance of women in every aspect of firm life and
is dedicated to supporting and advancing women at the firm. Women@Weil
is committed to helping the firm’s women achieve their potential in
their professional and personal lives, and to address the challenges they
may encounter along the way.
Women@Weil’s next panels
will be a Leadership at Weil Lunch (co-sponsored by Women@Weil and
the Pro Bono department) featuring women who have challenging and innovative
pro bono projects on August 1, 2006 and “How Does She Do It?” featuring
women who will discuss the challenges of having a career and raising families
on August 8, 2006.
Women@Weil’s other recent
guest speakers include Honorable Pamela Jones Harbour from the Federal
Trade Commission and Dr. Leslie Gordon of The Progeria Research Foundation
in New York, Ellen Ostrow, Ph.D. in Washington DC and Jan Hargrove (behavioral
specialist) in Dallas.