July 2, 2015
Fitch Even attorneys Nicole L. Little and Alison Aubry Richards and five other Chicago-area intellectual property law professionals recently launched Chicago Women in IP (“ChiWIP”), a new networking and mentoring group for women attorneys working in IP law as well as women in IP-related businesses. On June 24, 2015, approximately 95 women IP professionals attended a kickoff cocktail reception to learn more about the new organization and network with their peers.
The mission of ChiWIP is to create a community of women professionals who share a common interest in the advancement of women within the field of intellectual property law. The group will strive to assist members in creating and building lasting professional relationships, sharing knowledge and experience, providing educational opportunities, and mentoring the next generation of women IP professionals.
In addition to Nikki and Alison, ChiWIP founding members include Kara Cenar of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale P.C.; Emma Bienias of Stout Risius Ross, Inc.; Bryce Budin and Shira Kapplin of Chapman Spingola; and Molly Keelan of Ocean Tomo. For more information on joining ChiWIP, please email Nikki Little.