Jamie Lawless

Executive Director Baker McKenzie

Jamie Lawless is the Executive Director of Baker McKenzie's strategic center in Tampa, Florida. Prior to this role, she served as the Director of Implementation for the Firm, as well as the Chief Operating Officer of the Washington D.C. and New York offices.

Before joining Baker McKenzie, Jamie held several Vice President roles at Swiss Post Solutions, a global organization providing document management services, business process services, and intelligent automation solutions to global organizations. During her time with SPS, Jamie was based in Los Angeles, then in Washington, D.C., and led the expansion of services in the Western United States and Mid-Atlantic regions. Early in her career, Jamie worked as a supply chain process consultant for Accenture in New York. She focused on the areas of manufacturing, packaging, distribution/logistics and inventory management for global organizations.


Jamie is passionate about serving the community, ensuring a diverse and inclusive business environment, and promoting the economic independence of women.  She has served as the Advisory Council Chair for Dress for Success Worldwide, is a Founding & Advisory Board Member for Women to Know aimed at elevating and accelerating the careers and leadership of women in the legal industry, and is a founding member of (Fe)League , a network of women building a community of the interested, the interesting, and the influential. Jamie has also served as a business partner to the Association of Legal Administrators in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., and co-led the Emerging Leaders Committee for the International Facilities Management Association in Washington. 

 

Jamie was elected to the 2020 Board of Directors for the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council, focused on attracting and retaining top companies and talent, and was recently recognized by Baker McKenzie as the business professional recipient of the Firm’s annual award for the promotion of gender diversity.

Conference Day One:Tuesday, September 1st 2020

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

3:15 PM WOMEN IN BUSINESS SERVICES MASTERCLASS

Given that as much as 70% of the workforce in some SSOs are female, there’s no question that shared services on the whole do well when it comes to the number of women employed. However, when analyzing the number of women in senior leadership positions, these figures drop dramatically. While a diverse leadership team makes business sense (with statistics from McKinsey showing that senior management teams enjoy a 3.5% increase in EBITDA for every 10% increase in female leadership) creating and maintaining this diversity is not easy. Intracompany mentorship and women’s groups have come some way in terms of helping to develop future leaders but crosscompany collaboration is key to finding unique solutions to both individual and industry challenges.

This masterclass is unique in that it is not just a learning opportunity, but a forum to create an informal network with your peers and understand how other companies are practically going about diversifying their workforce.

Areas covered:
  • Best practice approaches to recruitment and retention through diversity programs, leadership coaching and continued focus on tech skill development
  • Creating a strategy for D&I within your organization
  • How can work/life balance be achieved?
  • Influencing shared service organizational strategy: impact on the bottom line
  • Practical case studies
  • Creating women leaders: practical approaches to upskilling and developing those with leadership capacity
  • The role of digital: increasing the number of women with tech skills

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Jamie.

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