ENGAGE was established by Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP in 2007 as a way to connect our female attorneys with our female clients. Over the years, ENGAGE has expanded as a way to connect our female attorneys and clients to other professional women in the Omaha community. The focus of ENGAGE is to help women connect with one another and improve their leadership skills.

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Past ENGAGE Events:

ENGAGE | How to be Approachable and Authoritative

"The female gender role is based on the stereotype that women are nice and kind and compassionate," says social psychologist Alice Eagly. By contrast, she says, "in a leadership role, one is expected to take charge and sometimes at least to demonstrate toughness, make tough decisions, be very assertive in bringing an organization forward, sometimes fire people for cause, etc."

So what's a woman to do? Be nice and kind and friendly, as our gender stereotypes about women require? Or be tough and decisive, as our stereotypes about leadership demand? To be one is to be seen as nice, but weak. To be the other is to be seen as competent, but unlikable.

Please join Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP for an interactive ENGAGE event on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 to discuss how to be approachable and authoritative. This experience will be led by Pam Hernandez, founder of The Right Reflection.

ENGAGE | The Art of Conversation

Please join Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP for an interactive ENGAGE event on November 10, 2016 to explore the art of conversation. This experience will be led by Stuart Chittenden, founder of Squishtalks.

We all desire relationships of belonging and a sense of purpose beyond ourselves. Without authentic conversation people are unable to establish meaningful, sustainable connections or to grow with intention. In this interactive session, you will move beyond superficial chit chat, snappy electronic dialogue or sterile techniques of communication. Instead, you will explore the principles and practices of conversation, considering its benefits, the attitudes and approaches that help or hinder it and, of course, putting those principles into practice. This is a session for curious, open-minded individuals, who want to live better and work well. Discover your art of conversation.

ENGAGE | Leadership

Join Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman for a unique event on September 20, 2016 to start a conversation about leadership from a woman's perspective in the Omaha business community. This event will feature a panel of four amazing professional women from our own community, with varying backgrounds and experiences, who will engage our guests in a conversation about leadership. The event is free of charge, but please reserve your space to attend. Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

ENGAGE Leadership Panel:
Heather Legge - Envision Success
Molly Merrell - Foundation One Bank
Amy Nieman - Heartland Women's Network and Lutz Talent
Michelle Schrage - Business 4 Business Professional Society and MassMutual