Wednesday, March 30, 2022
12:30 – 1:30 pm EDT
Co-Host: King & Spalding LLP
By Live & Recorded Webcast


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Actress | Comedian | Author
Star | HBO, Curb Your Enthusiasm

TOPICWomen & Comedy.  Susie Essman has singlehandedly revolutionized the role of women in comedy.  What better time to explore how she’s done it than during Women’s History Month?  During this fireside chat interview, Susie will regale us with stories of growing up doing stand-up in New York and what she learned as a result.  She’ll delve into the instincts she’s developed through improv for reading a room and knowing what boundaries to push and how far and she’ll link it up to how her learnings can be lessons for us.  With probing questions posed by author and workplace expert Debbie Epstein Henry, Susie will uncover the power of humor, words, timing, body language, and tone and how understanding their interplay can make us all better communicators.  She’ll also show us how comedy can help us manage in difficult times and, of course, she’ll leave us laughing!

    For more than 20 years, I've run the DEH Speaker Series (formerly under the names Flex-Time Lawyers and Law & Reorder).  The DEH Speaker Series is a quarterly programming series where I interview and moderate conversations with New York Times best-selling authors, TED speakers and thought leaders.  The quarterly events draw up to 1,000 participants from companies, law firms and non-profits worldwide.  I've been fortunate to have more than 30 prominent law firms host these events over the years.  The program topics vary and generally fall into three categories:  careers/workplaces, women/diversity and law.  Here’s a 2-minute highlight reel of my interview of Valerie Jarrett to give you a sense of how the DEH Speaker Series works.

    We are excited to be expanding our DEH Speaker Series membership offerings to three types:

    • Access to the Next 4 Consecutive Events by Unlimited Online Webcast for 1 Year
    • Access to the Next 4 Consecutive Events by Unlimited Online Webcast for 1 Year PLUS  Access to All 16 Former Archived Events by Unlimited Online Access for 1 Year
    • Access to All 16 Former Archived Events by Unlimited Online Access for 1 Year

    Due to COVID-19, the DEH Speaker Series is currently being offered exclusively online and membership options do not include in-person participation.  When social distancing restrictions are removed, if it makes sense to return to in-person programming, we will resume in-person events at the same rate for existing members and continue to offer the events by webcast.  With the new exclusive online offerings, all members will be able to access the webcast events individually from any location.  Many organizations purchase corporate memberships to supplement their internal professional development, women’s initiatives and/or diversity programming.  With the future of travel, work-at-home parameters, conferences, meetings, and social gatherings still in limbo, access to meaningful programming and connection remains limited and the DEH Speaker Series can fill these gaps now more than ever.  To learn more about the new Archived Access that we’re offering and to access 16 of our former events, click here.

    Here’s a corporate invoice and an individual invoice that outlines the new offerings and payment terms.  Click here to purchase one of the membership offerings online.  You can also pay by check as outlined in the invoices.