Leading in-house women embrace business skills to match legal acumen

The attendees at the Project 5/165 workshop in Chicago learned how to increase their business-side knowledge

Back row (L to R): Colleen Batcheler (GC, ConAgra), Rebecca Bortolotti (Chief Counsel, ConAgra), Christine Edwards (Partner, Winston & Strawn); Front Row (L to R): Audrey Rubin (COO, Aon), Anne Murphy (GC, Rush University Medical Center)

What is the key concern on the mind of top female in-house legal leaders? According to attendees at the Project 5/165 workshop in Chicago, it’s all about advancing business skills to complement preexisting legal skills.

InsideCounsel’s Project 5/165, which seeks to promote the placement of women as Fortune 500 general counsel, 25 senior-level in-house women lawyers converged on Winston & Strawn’s offices in Chicago to hear from senior executives at other companies and network with female legal professionals in the area. Among the topics discussed were preparing to become general counsel, connecting with members of the board, and teaming up with the company’s CFO.

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