Pasadena - Virtual HR Round Table and Book Club October 2020 - Salute to RBG
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Pasadena - Virtual HR Round Table and Book Club October 2020 - Salute to RBG

When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Virtual Online - Zoom Meeting
Presenter: Rande Sotomayor, Esq.
Contact: Dana Mayhew

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PIHRA Pasadena
Virtual HR Round Table & Book Club


Celebrates the Fascinating Life
of an American Legend:
Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Presented by Rande Sotomayor, Esq.



A Salute to RBG

Driven by personal experience as a Jewish woman, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legal career before she joined the Supreme Court had a monumental influence on advancing the process of combatting disparate treatment on the basis of gender and race. Her passion was strategically crafting constitutional arguments to strike down the laws and policies of institutions that encouraged or required discrimination. Change is slow and requires all kinds of approaches.

Our facilitator, attorney, mediator and arbitrator Rande Sotomayor states: “While we may have the laws to protect against discrimination, in practice we have a long way to go. Today we battle the more insidious enemy of implicit bias that persists in the workplace. Has RBG given us any tools to fight that war?”

Rande will help us explore these and other penetrating questions from the perspective of a mediator/arbitrator and expert in conflict resolution. Readers may learn about her extraordinary life’s accomplishments via any medium they choose--biographies, audio books, movies, plays or papers.



  • Recognize RBG’s achievements as a scholar, lawyer, feminist, wife, and mother.
  • Celebrate RBG contribution to gender and diversity as a litigator and Supreme Court Justice.
  • Learn about how RBG handled conflict.




Rande Sotomayor, Esq.
A business litigation attorney, mediator, and arbitrator for over 35 years, Rande Sotomayor helps parties and their attorneys embroiled in disagreements, disputes, conflicts, and lawsuits resolve their differences with a cost-effective, constructive, efficient approach to dispute resolution. She specializes in employment, business, real property, personal injury, and insurance disputes. She is adept at managing family dynamics in disputes involving family businesses, estate planning and distribution, as well as conservatorships. Rande is a Fellow in the International Academy of Mediators, is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, was selected for the 2017-2020 Southern California Super Lawyers lists in Alternative Dispute Resolution, has a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating (Peer-Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence), and has been named a Top Attorney by Pasadena Magazine, 2016-2020. She also was selected to serve as a professional mediator/judge/trainer for the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris, France, 2016-2021. She currently sits on the Board of the Pasadena Senior Center.



Program Agenda

7:00pm - 7:15pm - Greetings
7:15pm - 7:50pm - Rande Sotomayor discusses RBG
7:50pm - 8:00pm - Final Comments


Registration Rates

Free!!! to all PIHRA Members and Guests!!!
Online registration stays open up till the book club discussion starts.


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