MWI Women's Summit

Success and Balance: What Professional Women Need to Know

Hosted by the Manatt Women's Initiative, the Summit is an annual program exclusively designed for Manatt's women clients and friends. The event begins with a reception and dinner the evening of Thursday, May 12, 2016, followed by a full-day program on Friday, May 13, 2016.


Presentation and Speakers

Friday, May 13, 2016

The Choices We Make and How They Accelerate or Stall Our Careers
Liz Cornish
Author, Hit the Ground Running: A Woman's Guide to Success for the First 100 Days on the Job

The Imposter Syndrome: Why So Many Accomplished Women Continue to Doubt Themselves
Dr. Valerie Young
Author, The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women

Why Men Are Heard & Women Are Liked: Capitalizing on Gender Communication Differences
Tom Henschel
Founder and Principal Consultant, Essential Communication

Developing Creative Strategies for Achieving Life Balance
Nancy Castillo
Certified Facilitator in Creativity and Innovation, Castillo Consulting

Leadership Lessons from Apollo to Discovery
Colonel Eileen Collins
Retired NASA Astronaut, Retired United States Air Force Colonel


Thursday, May 12, 2016
6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m. Welcome Dinner

Friday, May 13, 2016
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Registration and Presentations
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Presentations
4:45 p.m. Closing Cocktail Reception

Hotel Accommodations
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows at a rate of $325 a night. To reserve a room, please contact the hotel directly at 866.540.4470 and mention the Manatt Women's Initiative Summit when booking. The deadline to book hotel accommodations is Monday, April 11, 2016.

By invitation only.

For any questions, please contact Carmela Lopez at



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