The Professional Women’s Club of Chicago (PWCC) welcomes Andrea (Andie) Kramer, author of “Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work,” to our October luncheon. Andrea is a partner in the international law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP. She is based in its Chicago office and is head of McDermott’s Financial Products, Trading and Derivatives Group. She is a founding member of the Diversity Committee, and chair of the Gender Diversity Sub-committee.
For almost 30 years, Andie has helped women navigate the turbulent waters of career advancement in speeches, workshops, articles, mentoring, problem-solving, and one-on-one coaching. She founded and serves as board chair of WLMA (the Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance), a nationwide organization that provides professional women of all ages and stages in their careers with leadership development and mentoring opportunities. Andie was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America by the National Law Journal and received the prestigious Founder’s Award of the Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women. The Chicago Tribune featured her as a “Remarkable Woman” and Chicago Lawyer magazine recognized her as an “Inspiring Innovator” for her efforts to promote gender equality.
The PWCC is a networking organization for professionals in Chicago with the mission to provide networking connections, enrich and inspire women to advance professionally and personally. PWCC brings professional women together in a variety of networking venues to share knowledge, experiences, and resources with other women.