Flex Success Award - Diversity & Flexibility Alliance

The Alliance’s Flex Success® Award recognizes partners at Alliance member organizations who are successfully working reduced hours schedules, the most stigmatized form of flex. The Award acknowledges the crucial role clients play in making workplace flexibility a reality and honors attorney/client relationships that best exemplify how, with client support, attorneys can achieve greater work-life control and still have extraordinarily successful careers.

The Flex Success® Award is more than individual recognition of flex success, it’s also the acknowledgement of the successful relationship between a partner and a client supporting flexibility and advancing inclusive cultures.

THE ATTORNEY NOMINEE SHOULD MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

1. Be a partner from an Alliance member organization at the time of nomination and award acceptance;

2. Is currently working a reduced hours schedule, and has worked a reduced hours schedule for at least a year;

3. Can identify a client who knows the attorney is working a reduced hours schedule and is crucial to the attorney’s success.

If selected, both the attorney and the client must be available to attend the Alliance’s Annual Conference on March 21, 2018 in Washington, DC to receive their awards.

Here’s what last year’s Flex Success® Honorees said…

 

“As a corporate restructuring partner and a mother, workplace flexibility has been critical in allowing me to succeed and achieve my goals both inside and outside the office. Our mutual understanding [with client, Charles Baker of Ball Corporation] when it comes to balancing work and family responsibilities enhances our work relationship because we know and respect each other beyond the lawyer-client relationship.”
Felicia Gerber Perlman, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Chicago

 

“It is a tremendous honor to receive the Flex Success® Award with my client, Carol McDaniel of AXS TV, a client who has supported my flexible working arrangement for the past 14 years and valued my contributions, regardless of whether they found me working at the office, my home, or on the go with my children. AXS TV embodies the values and benefits of supporting teams and their agile working arrangements to create the best company culture and results.”  
Phyllis Wan, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Denver

 

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the 2018 Flex Success® Award and will be accepted until Friday, December 1, 2017. THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED! NOMINATIONS WILL NOW BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017. Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague today!

Information on the nomination process, as well as the nomination form, can be found HERE.

Please contact Jane Caldeira, Manager of Communications, at jane@dfalliance.com if you have questions or would like to request the Nomination form in a Word document.

Past Honorees

2017 Flex Success® Honorees

Felicia Gerber Perlman
Partner
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Charles Baker
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Ball Corporation

Phyllis Wan
Partner
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Carol McDaniel
Vice President of Administration & Operations
AXS TV LLC & HDNet Movies LLC

2016 Flex Success® Honorees

 Danielle Frappier
Partner & Co-Chair, Communications Practice Group
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Steven Fenker
President
Nexus Communications, Inc.

Jenna Mooney
Partner
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Joe Mattoon
Chief Legal Officer
CLEAResult Consulting Inc.

2015 Flex Success® Honorees

Toni-Ann Citera
Partner
Jones Day
Maria E. Pasquale
Senior Vice President, Legal & Deputy General Counsel
Celgene Corporation
Ailyn Abin
Senior Corporate Counsel
Celgene Corporation

Kelly S. Hughes
Shareholder
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Jill Lewandowski
Vice President, People
Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group

Joy Sturm
Partner
Hogan Lovells
Debbie Walters-Francique
Vice President & Assistant General Counsel
Pfizer Inc.
Sabrina Yohai
Assistant General Counsel
Pfizer Inc.

2014 Flex Success® Honorees

Victoria Lee
Partner
DLA Piper
Karen M. McGee
General Counsel & Privacy Officer
ID Analytics, Inc.

Julia E. Markley
Partner
Perkins Coie LLP
Laura E. Proctor
Associate General Counsel
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation

2013 Flex Success® Honorees

Eve N. Howard
Partner
Hogan Lovells
Susan Herlick
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Orbital Sciences Corporation

Marci Rose Levine
Partner
Dentons
Janine Friede
Senior Associate General Counsel
Walmart

2012 Flex Success® Honorees

Laura M. Barzilai
Partner
Sidley Austin LLP
Christine Griff
Director of Tax Planning
PepsiCo

Elaine Herrmann Blais
Partner
Goodwin Procter LLP
David M. Stark
Vice President and General Counsel
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA

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For more information about the Flex Success® Award, contact Eliza Musallam.