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Stephanie Scharf was a featured speaker at the “30 Women Blackstones” seminar held on August 22, 2013 in Chicago and hosted by Illinois State Bar Association President Paula Hudson Holderman. Ms. Scharf spoke about the advancement of women in law practice including research from NAWL Foundation studies and personal perspectives on the challenges and successes of a law practice in today’s environment. The other panelists and seminar hosts (pictured here from left to right) included Deane Brown, Immediate Past President of the WBAI; Hon. Anne Burke, Illinois Supreme Court; Hon. Virginia Kendall, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; Hon. Rita Garmin, Illinois Supreme Court; Winston & Strawn Partner Julie Bauer; Ms. Holderman; Hon. Ann Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; Dean Nina Appel, Dean Emerita, Loyola University School of Law; Schiff Hardin & Waite Partner Patricia Brown Holmes; Hon. Diane Wood, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; and Scharf Banks Marmor Partner Stephanie Scharf.