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Jenner & Block Partner Reena J. Bajowala recently participated in a program sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) titled “Because You’re Worth It: Achieving Advancement and Fair Compensation in the Legal Profession.” The first installment of her presentation featured a compelling story of defining one’s own success and accomplishment, while maintaining professionalism in the face of adversity. She later led an interactive panel in which she discussed implementing firm policies to promote the inclusion and advancement of women attorneys, from maternity leave to flex-time, to creative bonus structures. The program was held at the ISBA on May 7, 2015.
Ms. Bajowala is a partner in the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation, Class Action, ERISA Litigation and Technology Litigation Practices. She is active in several professional organizations that foster diversity in the legal profession, founded Jenner & Block’s Mother’s Circle of the Women’s Forum and serves on the Women’s Forum Steering Committee and the Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Ms. Bajowala previously served as co-chair of the firm’s Asian Forum and on the firm’s Hiring Committee and Pro Bono Committee.