WOMEN IN EDISCOVERY LAUNCH WORLDWIDE ORGANIZATION
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota October 12, 2007 Business News(PRLEAP.COM) MINNEAPOLIS, MN – October 12, 2007 – Women in eDiscovery announced the formation of an organization that will bring together businesswomen interested in technology related to the legal industry and to provide opportunities to help each other grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.
“Our goals for this organization include bridging the knowledge gap for women between old technology, traditional technology, and future trends,” stated co-founder Margaret Havinga. “We plan to offer educational and certification opportunities for women who are interested in furthering their education and we hope to create a strong communication network among women focused in the legal and technology industries.”
Within just a few months, the organization has grown to nearly 500 women with 12 local chapters throughout the United States and one chapter overseas in London, England. Among the women who have joined the organization are attorneys from law firms and corporations, litigation support professionals, paralegals, legal IT staff, consultants, and vendors.
“We are so thankful for the many people who have committed to sharing their time, knowledge and resources with us,” stated co-founder Shawnna Childress. “The continued support we are seeing from law firms and vendors as well as the creativity and volunteer work from the national and chapter board members have made us what we are today.”
Lana Schell, co-founder of Women in eDiscovery claimed, “We know there are countless legal professionals across the country asking what they can do to show their support for colleagues and careers. By continuing to grow our membership across the globe, organizations like Women in eDiscovery help educate and elevate not only peers, but practitioners throughout.”
Some upcoming nationwide events for Women in eDiscovery include members Lana Schell and Shawnna Childress guest speaking at the Innotech Conference on October 11th in Austin, Texas. And an entire panel of Women in eDiscovery members will speak at the upcoming Masters Conference in Washington D.C. on October 25th.
For more information on the Women in eDiscovery, visit www.womeninediscovery.com.
About Women In eDiscovery
Women in eDiscovery is a national organization bringing together businesswomen across the world interested in technology related to the legal industry and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and other businesswomen grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition. There are currently 13 different chapters worldwide.
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