Barclay Damon Hosts Women's Forum Networking Event at Hotel Henry
June 28, 2017—Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum hosted a well-attended networking event on June 21 at Hotel Henry in the newly renovated Richardson Olmsted Complex, a National Historic Landmark in Buffalo, New York. The event was attended by women professionals from Western New York companies, colleges, school districts, foundations and nonprofits, and small businesses.
Heidi B. Ruchala, a partner at Barclay Damon and chair of the planning committee for the event, said, “It was truly a pleasure to spend the first night of summer with so many of our community’s accomplished women professionals. Being in lovely surroundings with great food, drinks, and music helped make the night a success, but the real highlight was the company, the conversation, and the networking we all enjoyed.”
Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum was formed to create an open environment for sharing ideas about the personal and professional lives of its members. The goal of the Women’s Forum is to provide meaningful interaction and mentoring opportunities to assist our women attorneys in developing successful strategies regarding leadership development, client development, professional development, marketing, and work-life balance.
Carol G. Snider, firm-wide co-chair of the Women’s Forum, said, “We were delighted to share with our guests and fellow women attorneys an opportunity to exchange information, experiences, and ideas about creating a healthy work-life balance in a supportive environment. That’s exactly what our Women’s Forum was designed to do.”
Snider is resident in the firm’s Buffalo office. M. Cornelia Cahill, the Women’s Forum’s other co-chair and a partner in the Albany office, traveled to Buffalo to attend the event.
Barclay Damon LLP, listed as a “Top 250 Firm” by The National Law Journal, is a full-service, 275-attorney law firm, with offices throughout the major cities of New York State and in Toronto, Boston, Washington DC, and Newark. Barclay Damon provides comprehensive legal and business counsel to a diverse client base in 33 practice areas.