andieChicago’s first Boomer business skills conference for women has added Andrea Kramer to its already power-packed schedule of speakers. Andie, a partner at the international law firm of McDermott Will & Emory LLP, is a nationally recognized speaker and proponent of assuring women equal access to career opportunities and leadership roles in professional service firms.

She will discuss the role of impression management as part of a panel, “Promote Yourself Effectively over 50” at the “Maximize Your Career- Business Tools for Women over 50” conference. The event is being held from 8:15 am – 4 pm Aug. 28 at DePaul University’s Naperville campus.

Andie heads MWE’s Financial Products, Trading and Derivatives group. She is a founding member of the firm’s diversity committee and chair of the gender diversity subcommittee. By serving on her law firm’s management and compensation committees, she learned firsthand how women can level the playing field for career advancement.

Andie was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America by the National Law Journal; honored as Gender Diversity: Private Practice Lawyer of 2014, (Chambers USA Women in Law); received the 2013 Founder’s Award from the Chicago Bar Association, Alliance for Women; received the 2011 Women With Vision Award from the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois; and received the 2012 National Public Service Award from the ABA, Business Law Section.

She was featured in the February 2012 Chicago Lawyer magazine as an “inspiring innovator” who thinks outside the box and inspires her colleagues and as a “Remarkable Woman” in the August 2013 Chicago Tribune.

Andie is also a prolific writer. She is co-author of the article “Taking Control: Women, Gender Stereotypes and Impression Management,” published in the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois Newsletter, Winter 2013-2014. This chapter is a preliminary draft of a chapter in her forthcoming book, tentatively entitled, Beating the Stereotypes: How Women Can Succeed in Gender-biased Workplaces.

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