Women's History Month event: a conversation about bestseller Hidden Figures

13 APR 2017
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
DLA Piper LLP (US)
401 Congress Avenue
Suite 2500
Austin, Texas
United States of America

In celebration of Women's History Month, members of the firm's Leadership Alliance for Women (LAW) invite you to join fellow female executives for a lively discussion inspired by #1 New York Times bestseller Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly.

Hidden Figures, the phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA at the leading edge of the feminist and civil rights movement, explores not only race and discrimination but also celebrates curiosity, innovation, encourages critical thinking and promotes inclusiveness. We hope you will join us for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and candid conversation exploring these and other significant themes highlighted in Hidden Figures.

RSVP by March 31, 2017 so that we can mail you a copy of Hidden Figures in advance of our discussion. If you prefer to download a digital or audio copy of the book, please email Cynthia Yi, who will coordinate with you depending on your preferred platform. 

Margot Lee Shetterly is a writer who grew up in Hampton, Virginia, where she knew many of the women whose stories she tells in Hidden Figures. She is an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow and the recipient of a Virginia Foundation of the Humanities grant for her research into the history of women in computing. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

DLA Piper's Leadership Alliance for Women works to advance our firm's global competitive edge by developing and promoting women lawyers and maximizing their opportunities for business development and leadership. LAW fosters networking, facilitates the flow of information and provides support for women lawyers to better navigate the challenges presented by a large law firm practice. 

In 2016, for the fourth consecutive year, DLA Piper was among the Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firms for Women.