On Thursday, September 13, 2018, Coblentz hosted its eighth Women in Conversation program. This year’s event featured Nell Scovell, television and magazine writer, producer, director and collaborator on the #1 New York Times bestseller Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, in conversation with Coblentz partner Charmaine Yu. Nell is the creator of the television series Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and her TV writing credits include The Simpsons, Coach, Monk, Murphy Brown, Charmed, and NCIS. She was one of only a handful of women in late-night comedy as the second female writer ever hired for Late Night with David Letterman. She has contributed to Vanity Fair, Vogue, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post and The New York Times.
Coblentz’s women attorneys created Women in Conversation in 2009 as an event to bring together talented, inspiring, and influential women leaders in business, science, the arts, sports, politics, and the community. Women in Conversation allows us to share the stories of celebrated women with our firm clients, colleagues, and friends – women who are themselves at the highest levels in their own fields – in a conversational format.
Our past speakers include President of the National Academy of Sciences Marcia McNutt; President of the University of California system Janet Napolitano; legendary artist Linda Ronstadt; ODC Founder and Artistic Director Brenda Way; Olympic athlete and sports broadcaster Jessica Mendoza; entrepreneur and philanthropist Elinor “Nell” Newman; and film and theater actor Patricia Clarkson.