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Kelly Dermody Speaks at Women in Tech Conference in San Jose

Gender Discrimination: How to be an Agent of Change in the Workplace

Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody will be a distinguished featured panelist at the 23rd Annual Women in Technology Summit at Doubletree by Hilton in San Jose, California on June 13, 2017. Ms. Dermody will be presenting on a panel addressing gender discrimination in tech entitled, “How To Be A Behavioral Change Agent In The Workplace.”

Attorney Kelly M. Dermody

Moderated by Amanda Coolong, Chief Content Officer and Advisory Board Co-Chair of Women in Technology International, and including co-panelist Dale Vaugh, co-founder of Gender Leadership Group, the keynote panel will offer key strategies for being effective allies for other employees, and how to positively affect workplace conditions that allow everyone to succeed. Gender biases can create a negative working culture for female employees who suffer through career disadvantages and gender-related pay gaps. The panel will speak toward a culture of inclusion and diversity in the working environment to break open the “glass ceiling” that so many women in the workplace.

About Women In Technology International

Founded by Carolyn Leighton in 1989 (formerly as The International Network of Women in Technology), Women In Technology International (WITI) seeks to help women advance by providing access, support and opportunities to other professional women working in the tech sector. The organization’s mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve “unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity.”

About Kelly Dermody

The Chair of Lieff Cabraser’s employment practice group and Managing Partner of Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Ms. Dermody supervises many of the most significant and challenging employment lawsuits in our nation today, including cases challenging gender and race discrimination by top Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and Fortune 100 firms; wage suppression claims against technology, healthcare, and academic institutions; overtime and lost pay lawsuits for low-wage workers, I/T professionals, and foreign nationals working for American corporations; and ERISA claims that she has tried on behalf of employees and retirees for pension plan abuses.