Mentorship & Reverse Mentoring: Unlocking The Value For You & Your Team

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 63 minutes
Recorded Date: October 29, 2020
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        • The Difference
                - Mentor
                - Sponsor
                - Advocate
        • Mentoring as a Value Proposition
        • A Guide to Mentorship Structure
                - Training and Responsibilities
                - Traditional Mentoring
                - Peer Mentoring
                - Formal vs Informal Mentoring
                - Internal vs. External Mentor
                - Types of Mentors
        • Conclusions
        • Q & A

Runtime: 1 hour, 3 minutes
Recorded: October 29, 2020


Mentorship programs can provide an essential framework to support the development and progression of your team and as you yourself move up the ladder. With a greater number of females entering the legal profession, yet very few still in the top positions, how can we use mentoring to bridge this gap and break the glass ceiling once and for all?

This program was recorded as part of Corporate Counsel's Women, Influence, and Power in Law Virtual Conference held on October 29th, 2020.

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Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference


Kelly Scanlon

Corporate Counsel, Employee Benefits
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Kelly Scanlon is Corporate Counsel, Employee Benefits at Northrop Grumman Corporation, where she provides strategic legal advice on employee benefit matters to senior leadership and regularly advises on technical issues involving the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA.

Before joining Northrop Grumman, Kelly was Assistant General Counsel for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) where she advised on all matters pertaining to the administration of large multiple employer plans.

Prior to that, she was a senior attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service. Kelly began her career in the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service.

Kelly began her career in the employee benefits and executive compensation group of a large international law firm.

Margaret Parnell Hogan

Littler Mendelson

A shareholder in Littler's Denver office, Margaret Parnell Hogan began her career in the firm's Chicago office. She represents clients in a variety of industries including transportation, manufacturing, retail, government contracting and the oil and gas industry, in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state equivalents.

Margaret focuses her litigation practice on: - Discrimination class actions - Wage and hour collectives - Harassment litigation - Disability claims - Employment discrimination claims Additionally, Margaret frequently counsels clients on a variety of human resource matters, including: - Compliance with Title VII - The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) - Issues of progressive discipline - Termination of employees Margaret has conducted training programs and seminars for all levels of employees on topics such as conducting legal investigations, preventing harassment in the workplace, and compliance with the ADA and the FMLA.

Margaret is co-chair of Littler's Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI) and was a founding member of the WLI Steering Committee, and she also has managed the firm's annual Class Action Group Strategy Conference, an invitation-only seminar presented to a select group of clients that examines new developments and strategies for defending against class-action lawsuits from the perspective of lawyers, experts and academics.

Gabrielle Kohlmeier

Associate General Counsel

As Associate General Counsel at Verizon, Gabrielle Kohlmeier leads the company’s FTC and competition policy strategy, is responsible for counseling Verizon’s businesses on all aspects of competition law issues, and represents the company before US and international competition agencies. She is also on Verizon’s Public Policy Law and Security D&I Council.

Gabrielle is a frequent speaker and writer on competition, technology, compliance, business, and diversity issues. An active part of the ABA, she is Chair of the ABA Antitrust Section Privacy Legislation Task Force and Co-Chair of Women.Connected. Next to competition and emerging technologies, her passion lies in promoting diversity and inclusion.

Gabrielle volunteers with STEM programs for girls, mentors younger professionals, and leads numerous initiatives focused on advancing women and other marginalized people.

Karin Ashford

Vice President
Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Karin Ashford is the Vice-President of Legal and Business Affairs at Penn National Gaming, Inc., a Pennsylvania based casino gaming company which, through its subsidiaries, owns, operates or has interests in 29 casinos and racetracks in 17 jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada, and which has recently expanded into social online gaming offerings. She concentrates her work on representing the company in litigation brought against, or sometimes brought by, the company. She is the legal advisor for the company on all cyber-related issues.

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