Women’s Empowerment in Intellectual Property—Part 2

Published: March 2, 2021

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Cristina Carvalho Arent Fox LLP Washington, D.C., USA

We’re bringing back our interview with Cristina Carvalho, managing partner of Arent Fox LLP, a law firm based in Washington, D.C., USA—in honor of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2021, and to mark the newly released INTA’s The Women’s LeadershIP Report and Best Practices Toolkit.

In this episode, which originally aired March 31, 2020 as part of Brand & New’s Women’s Empowerment in IP series, Ms. Carvalho discusses the challenges she faced to raise to the top, the pivotal role of women mentoring programs, and what it means to be one of the most powerful women in Washington, D.C.

Her thoughts align with key findings of The Women’s LeadershIP Report and Best Practices Toolkit. Among the findings, the Report found that while an increasing number of women are entering the legal field, particularly in IP, women are under-represented in the IP sector, particularly in leadership positions. Mentoring programs are one of the recommendations to fill the gap.

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The Women’s LeadershIP Report and Best Practices Toolkit

March 8, 2021 INTA Discussion Forum: Championing Women Leaders—the Road Forward

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INTA Bulletin: Brands, Diversity, and Inclusion—An Interview with Ty Lord

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Brand & New podcasts from the International Trademark Association

Host Audrey Dauvet discusses compelling business and legal topics relating to intellectual property, innovation, technology, and change with an international roster of influential experts and industry visionaries.

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