Helping the Next Generation of Young Women
Engagement and commitment of our members are two primary reasons for ChIPs’ success. As part of our mission, ChIPs seeks to motivate, train and provide opportunities to the next generation of women leaders exploring careers in technology, law and policy. To that end, ChIPs is pleased to announce that we held our second year of the ChIPs Advocacy Leadership & Innovation Program, a.k.a. the ChIPs ALI Program, for high school girls in a new, expanded two-day format. Read more about the the pilot program and its goals here.
Beyond giving young women substantive exposure to the areas of technology, law, and policy, another primary purpose of the ALI Program is to expose the next generation of women to diverse leaders. Like this video, we would like the next generation of women leaders to easily imagine themselves and other diverse individuals in a role of leadership, power or prestige.
Recognizing that none of us achieves success on her own, ChIPs members work together to drive equality, diversity, and inclusion in our organizations as well as society. ChIPs would like to thank our accomplished members and their remarkable efforts with the success of the ALI Program:
- UC Hastings Professor Shashi Deb, who graciously volunteered to lead the overall ChIPs ALI Program
- Judge Susan Illston and Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim, both of the US District Court for the Northern District of California
- Emily Hostage, Senior Director, Corporate Development and Policy Counsel at RPX Corporation, for her overview of intellectual property law
- Karen Johnson-McKewan, who rallied her team at Orrick. Special thanks to Johanna Jacob and Cathy Lui for editing the Waymo v. Uber order for the ALI program and their presentation on “Trade Secrets, Tech, and The Waymo v. Uber Order”; partners Alyssa Caridis; Amy Huang; Christina Von Der Ahe; Amy Van Zant, and Annette Hurst (Orrick Board of Directors) and Denise Mingrone (Chair of Orrick’s IP Business Unit) and associates Eileen Aghnami; Lillian Mao and Betsy Wang Lee
- UC Hastings student Lucina Rios
- And our amazing volunteers Kristen Reichenbach from Kirkland & Ellis and Sonal Patel from Shearman & Sterling.