BALTIMORE—On Thursday, June 1, Brown Advisory’s Dune Thorne joined Womble Carlyle for a discussion of gender inclusion issues.

Thorne’s presentation was the latest event in the firm’s Baltimore Speaker Series. The event took place live in Womble Carlyle’s Baltimore office and was streamed to both Womble Carlyle’s other offices as well as Bond Dickinson’s offices in the U.K. This event was presented in partnership with Women of Womble.

Thorne discussed how companies benefit by providing women with opportunities. She also shared her concept of the “Gender Inclusive S-Curve” as a way to help companies reach the goal of giving all team members the chance to succeed.

“The needle moves when you work together,” Thorne said.

Dune Thorne is a partner, portfolio manager and head of the Boston office at Brown Advisory, where she helps families and nonprofits develop financial and investment plans to align with their long-term goals. Thorne was honored as one of the 2013 World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders and serves on the Sustainable Investing task force for the WEF. She was also honored as one of the Top 50 Women in Wealth by AdvisorOne. Thorne is the founder and chair of the board of Invest in Girls; a trustee and investment committee member for Milton Academy and the deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum; serves on the investment committee for Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and The Lincoln Nursery School; and is a member of Golden Seeds LP Advisory Committee, Tiger 21 and Women Moving Millions.

To celebrate Womble Carlyle’s 10th Anniversary in Charm City, the firm is holding a Baltimore Speaker Series featuring prominent leaders and policy experts. These monthly talks are designed to provide guests with insight into the challenges facing Baltimore as well as the exciting opportunities growing in the city.

The next event takes place Thursday, June 29 and focuses on “Sports and Corruption.” International law, media, sports and anti-corruption attorney David William Larkin will be the speaker.

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