CHICAGO - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP’s Women’s Leadership Forum is pleased to announce that it sponsored the Women’s Networking Community’s “POWER: Opening Doors for Women” networking event on May 22. This is the fourth consecutive year that the firm has sponsored the event, which provides a unique opportunity for Chicago-area professional women to network in an intimate setting.

This year’s event began with a kick-off reception at the Adler Planetarium. Following the reception, attendees split 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. Mayann A. Waryjas, a partner in Katten’s Corporate Governance Practice, hosted the Women on Corporate Boards dinner at the firm’s Chicago office. The dinner featured a number of prominent speakers, including Jean K. Holley, executive vice president and chief information officer at Tellabs and a member of the board of directors at VASCO Data Security International; Pamela Forbes Lieberman, retired chief executive officer at True Value; and Vicki W. Kramer, principal of V. Kramer & Associates. Katten’s own Debra S. Rade, a partner in the Corporate Governance Practice, also spoke at the event.

Last year, Tara Kamradt, a partner in Katten’s Corporate Practice who focuses on the health care industry, hosted a dinner on the topic of Women in Health. Ms. Waryjas previously hosted dinners on the topic of Women on Corporate Boards in 2005 and 2006.

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.