Monthly Archives: April 2011

Cocktails and Couture with the Queen’s Bench (4/28)

Ooh la la, join the Queen’s Bench for a fun, fashionable networking opportunity with free cocktails at the contemporary Heritage Row clothing boutique in the Marina District from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 28th.  Does building your network get any more fabulous than this?

More info on the Queen’s Bench here.

Can a Working Mother Be a Good Mother?

That is the question.

Most parents lashed out at Rahna Reiko Rizzuto when she confessed that she left her children in order to pursue her own dreams and find herself after five years of motherhood.  Readers practically flayed her on the stake, condemning her for choosing herself over her children.  Was it really necessary to accuse her of being “worse than Hitler“?  Does being a good mother really mean we have to give up being ourselves, sacrificing our identities at all costs?

Read my take in today’s Salt & Nectar Guest Post “The Good Mother:  Selfless or Selfish?

Enjoy my post and a great blog from the two lovely lawyer moms, Sarah Stewart Holland & Sarah Pahnke Reisert, at Salt & Nectar!

Join WIPLA Tomorrow (4/5) for a Presentation on Business and Legal Aspects of Lending Against IP

The Women’s Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (WIPLA) is presenting Business and Legal Aspects of Lending Against Intellectual Property tomorrow, April 5th, at Sidley & Austin LLP in Palo Alto from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  (Wine and hors d’oeuvres reception starting at 6:00 p.m.).

Speakers Include:   Kathy Conte (Hercules Technology Growth Capital);  Holly Dungan (Silicon Valley Bank);  Kevin O’Hare (Graystone Capital); Pamela J. Martinson (Sidley Austin LLP);  Lawrence E. Heiges (Empire Valuation Consultants LLC).

RSVP with panel moderator Janet R. Walworth (Terra Law LLP) at or 408-299-1225.  Free for WIPLA members/$20 non-members.  Learn more about WIPLA here.