CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Womble Carlyle attorney Patrick Strubbe helped lead the latest round of training in CREW Charlotte’s Becoming an Authentic Leader program.

Strubbe presented a session titled “Negotiating for Yourself.” In this session, Strubbe shared how to effectively negotiate and navigate both personally and professionally, while advocating effectively for others. Specific discussion topics included:

  • Types of negotiations,
  • Effective negotiation techniques,
  • Mock negotiations, and
  • Self-directed learning activities and negotiations.


    Following Strubbe’s presentation, attendees took part in self-directed learning and problem-solving activities. Assisted by fellow Womble Carlyle attorney Diana Quarry, the duo performed mock negotiations, presenting both male and female perspectives of various types of negotiations to the all-female audience.

    The presentation on April 21 was part four of the eight-month session of the Becoming an Authentic Leader program, which is based on the eight core principles of the ATHENA Leadership Model.  The program is a collaboration among CREW Charlotte, Athena International and KPMG.  The theme of the April session was “Advocate Fiercely: Negotiating and Advocacy.” Sharon Reed facilitated the event.

    CREW Charlotte consists of a diverse group of professional women and men engaged in commercial real estate and related service industries. Founded in 1990, CREW Charlotte’s core purpose is to influence the success of the commercial real estate industry by advancing the achievements of women.

    Diana Quarry is an experienced real estate attorney who has represented financial institutions, developers and borrowers in real estate acquisitions, sales, development and financings.  She has helped clients successfully complete transactions involving office, residential, retail, commercial, hotel and mixed-use real estate projects.

    Patrick Strubbe’s law practice is primarily focused on corporate law and corporate finance.  With over eight years of prior business experience, Strubbe counsels a variety of corporate clients in numerous industries, including middle market companies, emerging growth companies, technology companies, private equity groups and venture capital funds.