ChIPs Impact Report Features Facts, Figures and Photos

ChIPs Board Chair Katherine Minarik thanked hundreds of ChIPs leaders and volunteers. Last year was a year to remember, and ChIPs new Impact Report outlines our top moments and milestones from 2022. Board Chair Katherine Minarik of Coinbase and ChIPs Executive Director Joan Toth open…

ChIPs Welcomes Nonprofit Communications Pro

ChIPs has a new communications lead effective January 23, 2023. Omote Ekwotafia-Thelin is a member of the California Bar and the former marketing and communications director for Young Audiences of Louisiana, where she has worked since 2016. “We are delighted to have a communications lead…

ChIPs Ends the Year ‘Bigger and Stronger than Ever’

ChIPs Network, the global organization advancing and connecting women in intellectual property and tech law and policy, emerged from the pandemic “bigger and stronger than ever,” said Joan Toth, ChIPs Executive Director. Toth noted that ChIPs membership increased 40% and in-person events set new records…

Record Attendance At ChIPs Global Summit

Melissa Andrieux of Dorf & Nelson spoke on Access, Equity and Allies at ChIPs Global Summit 2022. Nearly 700 women in tech, law and policy from around the world gathered in San Francisco October 27-28 for the ChIPs Global Summit 2022 – a record attendance…

Advocates and Pioneers Take Stage at ChIPs NextGen

Infoblox General Counsel Wei Chen spoke with Melissa Ruiz of Steckler Wayne Cherry & Love at the ChIPs NextGen Summit. More than 170 women early in their careers attended ChIPs NextGen Summit 2022 and heard from pioneers and advocates advancing women in diversity in tech,…

Hall of Fame and Honor Roll recognize excellence

Pillsbury Chair Emeritus Mary Cranston received the ChIPs Hall of Fame Award in San Francisco. ChIPs Week 2022 included three presentations recognizing the “best of the best” in tech, law and policy in San Francisco. More than 150 industry leaders attended ChIPs Hall of Fame…

Lawyers Begin ChIPs General Counsel Boot Camp

Seventeen in-house lawyers began a journey to the top of their profession at ChIPs General Counsel Boot Camp. ChIPs Network, the global membership organization for women in tech, law and policy, has launched a 12-month course for in-house attorneys who want to advance to the…

More than 800 Will Attend ChIPs Week October 26-28

  More than 800 women will gather in San Francisco October 26-28 for ChIPs Week, a series of conferences and special events that includes ChIPs NextGen Summit, ChIPs Hall of Fame Dinner and the ChIPs Global Summit. The week includes more than a dozen official…

O’Malley and Chen Will Keynote ChIPs NextGen Summit

Two remarkable women lawyers — retired U.S. Judge Kathleen O’Malley (pictured) and Infoblox General Counsel Wei Chen — will open and close the ChIPs NextGen Summit, October 26 in San Francisco. “The theme of ChIPs NextGen Summit is blazing your own trail, and these women…

Nominations Open for ChIPs General Counsel Boot Camp

  SAN FRANCISCO (August 30, 2022) – Nominations are now open for ChIPs General Counsel Boot Camp 2023, an innovative 12-month course for in-house attorneys who want to advance to the position of general counsel. The deadline is September 30. Only a limited number of…

Amy Weaver of Salesforce to Open ChIPs Global Summit

Amy Weaver, president and chief financial officer of Salesforce, will open the ChIPs Global Summit 2022, Thursday, October 27 in San Francisco. Weaver will be interviewed by Jennifer Yokoyama, ChIPs Board Member and Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft, at 9 a.m. PT.…

NextGen Summit Will Take Women to Next Level

ChIPs NextGen Summit is back in person October 26 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco with a full-day program designed to advance ChIPs members early in their careers to “blaze their own trail.”     Retired U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Kathleen O’Malley will kick off…