CHICAGO - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP’s Women’s Leadership Forum is pleased to have served as a sponsor for the Women’s Networking Community’s "POWER: Opening Doors for Women" networking event on May 24. This is the third consecutive year in which the Firm has sponsored the event, which provides a unique networking opportunity for Chicago-area professional women in an intimate setting.

This year’s event began with a kick-off reception at the Chicago Historical Society. Following the reception, attendees split off into small groups and were transported to one of 16 simultaneous, topic-specific dinner parties, hosted by a number of Chicago’s most influential women leaders, either at their homes or other private venues. Tara Kamradt, co-chair of Katten’s Women’s Leadership Forum and a partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice who focuses on the health care industry, hosted a dinner for 22 people at the Firm on the topic of Women in Health. The dinner featured a number of prominent speakers from the Chicago health care community, including neurosurgeon Gail Rousseau, MD; former chief of the Cook County Bureau of Health, Ruth M. Rothstein; Medical Director of Physician Recruitment at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Sonja Boone, MD; and M. Christine Stock, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

In 2005 and 2006, Maryann A. Waryjas, a partner in the Katten’s Corporate Governance Practice, hosted dinners on the topic of Women on Corporate Boards, and Debra S. Rade, a partner in the Firm’s General Counsel Practice, also hosted a dinner on the topic of Women in Not-For-Profit in 2005.

Katten’s Women’s Leadership Forum was established to further the Firm's commitment to the development, retention and advancement of women and to provide a forum for its women attorneys to discuss issues and share information. A driving force for its creation was the recognition that as a national law firm, Katten has significant wisdom, experience and vision, which, when collected and shared internally and externally, can empower women at all levels in their careers to achieve success and satisfaction.

Women’s Networking Community is a not-for-profit organization that is committed to enabling professional women to transcend the traditional boundaries of the workplace and society.