The Monica Bay STEM Leadership Committee is pleased to announce that it has selected Kate Cain as the winner of the third annual Monica Bay STEM Leadership Award.
Ms. Cain is the Director of Market Intelligence and Operations at Sidley Austin LLP. In this role, Ms. Cain leads teams focused on CRM, research and analysis, experience management and marketing operations. The efforts of Ms. Cain and her teams are concentrated on expanding and enhancing the use of technology to support the firm’s marketing and business development efforts and strategy development, as well as knowledge management initiatives.
Ms. Cain is a strong supporter of women in STEM and has been influential in the promotion of women, leading by example throughout her career and through volunteer roles within ILTA, Women in Chicago Litigation and Practice Support, and other organizations.
Gail Gottehrer, Chairperson of the Monica Bay STEM Leadership Committee, described Ms. Cain as “a natural fit for this award.”
“Kate exemplifies the professionalism, high standards and commitment to advancing women in the technology space that we associate with Monica Bay,” said Ms. Gottehrer. “We look forward to working with Kate to encourage women to pursue careers in technology and to be part of the changes that technology is bringing to the practice of law.”
The Monica Bay STEM Leadership Award recognizes individuals whose contributions have led to innovation and progress in the legal technology industry. It is named for Monica Bay, whose trailblazing career as the Editor-in-Chief of ALM's Law Technology News and now as a Fellow at CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics and a freelance journalist, has inspired numerous people to pursue technology-related careers. This annual award is given to leaders who demonstrate a commitment to the mentorship and sponsorship of women in the legal technology profession and who stand out as team players and thought leaders. The prior winners of the award are Alison Grounds from Troutman Sanders, and Sheryl Nolan from Microsoft. This year, the award will be presented to Ms. Cain by Donna Payne, CEO of Payne Group, in partnership with The Women Who Lead (WWL) at ILTACON 2017 in Las Vegas on August 15, 2017.
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