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Minneaplois, MN, United States, 2012/06/25 - Women in eDiscovery provides women the opportunity to help each other grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition - WomenineDiscovery.org.
Women in eDiscovery, a non-profit organization that brings together women interested in technology related to the legal profession, announced today the celebration of its 5-year anniversary. Women in eDiscovery provides women the opportunity to help each other grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition. In 2007, the organization held its first meeting in Washington, D.C., with 30 women in attendance. In a short period of time, the organization has achieved global reach with more than 5,200 members.
Women in eDiscovery has 30 chapters across three countries and recently started a new chapter in Orange County. The organization’s members are comprised of women from all walks of life, including general counsel, secretaries, partners, associates, chief operating officers, paralegals, litigation support and e-discovery professionals.
National co-founders include Margaret Havinga, Shawnna Childress and Lana Schell.
“The most important thing to me about Women in eDiscovery is that we continue to provide a sense of community, inspiration, knowledge and empowerment. These are the essential tools necessary for our members to achieve full potential and to become leaders in many different ways in their careers and personal lives," stated Schell.
Local chapters typically hold an educational session each month and the national board organizes larger events around major legal technology trade shows and association meetings throughout the year.
Childress said,“In five years, Women in eDiscovery has become a prestigious organization made up of thousands of professionals across the world. During this time, our organization has been dedicated to its members’ education and career development training. Development for women will continue to be the cornerstone in the years to come.”
"I am so proud that Women in eDiscovery has grown into the organization that we had hoped it would become. The organization gives thousands of women in the eDiscovery field access to the educational tools and networking opportunities for career growth that they may not have otherwise had. I am so excited to be part of this organization and look forward to seeing its continued growth," stated Havinga.
For more information on Women in eDiscovery’s membership and its events, visit womeninediscovery.org, or join the discussion on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
About Women in eDiscovery
Women in eDiscovery (womeninediscovery.org) is an organization that brings together women around the world who are interested in technology related to the legal industry. Its goal is to provide opportunities for businesswomen to grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and recognition. Currently, there are more than 5,200 members and 30 chapters worldwide.