STRIDES®—Advancing Women in Business
is a Lowenstein Sandler initiative that promotes visibility, leadership opportunities, and quality peer interaction for women in business. STRIDES brings together mid-to-senior level executive and professional women to focus on key career issues. Events include casual roundtable discussions, panel presentations and formal speakers. Timely books, articles or studies relating to women's advancement in the workplace frequently inspire the topics for STRIDES events.
STRIDES often partners with other prestigious organizations in the sponsorship of events. STRIDES has worked with the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association, affording an entire statewide group of women executives and in-house corporate attorneys access to STRIDES programming, as well as with 85 Broads, the famed independent women’s network, founded in 1997 for current and former Goldman Sachs women professionals, which today connects over 17,000 members around the world. STRIDES’ more formal, large events are interspersed with smaller, more intimate and informal roundtable discussions.
STRIDES held its inaugural event in July 2006, though the planning dated back to the beginning of that year. Lowenstein Sandler's Board of Directors was supportive of such an innovative initiative; STRIDES has a different mission from other women's groups, reaching out to include executive level women throughout the business community. By focusing outward, STRIDES has proven a strong forum for strategies on effective career advancement for high-level women in business, as well as leading-edge policies for businesses committed to retaining and promoting talented women. In fact, Lowenstein Sandler's support of STRIDES helped lead to the firm's invitation to be part of the Center for Work-Life Policy’s Hidden Brain-Drain Task Force
, through which academic and business leaders come together to study the challenges companies have in retaining talented women and minorities and formulate policy and practice solutions to change the equation. About Lowenstein Sandler
Lowenstein Sandler is a nationally recognized corporate law firm with offices in New York, Palo Alto and Roseland, with more than 260 attorneys providing a full range of legal services. The firm’s commitment to its clients is demonstrated through its client-centered, service-oriented culture. Lowenstein Sandler attorneys are regularly recognized for excellence by clients and peers in national publications, including The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Legal 500.