Orange County Women
 Lawyers Association
For Women Lawyers and Those Who Support Their Advancement

Elimination of Bias MCLE: Equal Pay Day Panel

  • Tuesday, April 02, 2019
  • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine, 2607 Main Street, Irvine, 92614


  • Special price for members

Registration is closed

Co-Sponsored by Mommy Esq. Committee of the Orange County Bar Association

Equal Pay Day Panel

All attendees are invited to wear red for a group photo to be held at the event.

Moderator: Maria Stearns, Employment Partner, Rutan & Tucker, LLP


  • Joni Lee Gaudes, Vice President and General Counsel, ASICS America
  • Victoria Harvey, Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Smile Brands Inc.
  • Karen Polyakov, Assistant General Counsel, The Home Depot
  • Sheniece Smith, Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel to the CEO, CHOC

This program will begin with a live poll and presentation of the state of discrepancies in pay between men and women, both in California and nationwide. A panel of female attorneys who have achieved success in their careers will address wage equality issues facing female attorneys. The panel will discuss first-hand wage and promotion experiences as well as provide motivational and tactical advice on how to (1) request and negotiate salary demands and promotions, (2) put oneself in the best position to receive a salary or bonus increase or promotion, and (3) determine how to best highlight achievements during a negotiation in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

One Hour Elimination of Bias MCLE Credit
Provided by Orange County Women Lawyers Association

Did You Know?

The color of red signifies the deficit women are paid.  The date of April 2nd (Equal Pay Day) is the date women would have to work until to get the same pay as their male counterparts did for the previous calendar year.

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