Queen's Bench Panel - "What Are They Thinking? How Women Are Perceived As Decision Makers and How to Change it."

03.20.2019

San Francisco Public Library - Koret Auditorium

Ericksen Arbuthnot is a proud sponsor of the upcoming panel: “What Are They Thinking? How Women Are Perceived as Decision Makers and How to Change It.”  The featured panelists will be: 

  • California State Treasurer Fiona Ma 
  • Justice Maria Rivera, formerly of the First District Court of Appeal
  • Dr. Mary Wardell-Ghirarduzzi, President of the San Francisco Library Commission and Vice-Provost of University of San Francisco, and 
  • Beatriz Infante, Board Director and four-time CEO

 

The event will take place on March 20, 2019 at the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library.  Registration and refreshments begin at 5:30 p.m. with the program starting at 6:00 p.m.  This event is free to the public.

Organized by the Queen’s Bench Bar Association of San Francisco and the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, the panel will delve into the history of discrimination against women in decision-making roles, whether as jurors, judges, or private executives.  The panelists will discuss any negative reactions they have encountered compared to male colleagues as well as any positive feedback.  The goal of the event is to educate the public regarding fair treatment of women in decision-making roles.

The panel was inspired by an amicus brief drafted by the Queen’s Bench Amicus Brief Committee, co-chaired by Ericksen Arbuthnot Senior Associate, Kara L. Wild.  The brief addressed the long history of discrimination against women jurors.  Ms. Wild and her co-chair found the topic to be so rich and of interest not only to women attorneys but the public at large, they decided to expand the topic to include not only decision makers on jury panels, but women as decision makers in general.  The Committee then partnered with the Queen’s Bench Civic and Judicial Appointments Committee and the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women to bring this panel to life.

To register for this event, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-are-they-thinking-changing-perceptions-of-women-decision-makers-tickets-55610177538.