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You're invited to attend the National Association of Women Lawyers’ 2017 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon which will be held at the Grand Hyatt New York on Thursday, July 20. The Luncheon will draw over 900 attendees, including outside and in-house counsel, and attorneys from government, military, non-profits, and academia. The 2017 awards to be presented include:

• Arabella Babb Mansfield Award to Hon. Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senator from Minnesota, in recognition of her professional achievement, positive influence, and valuable contribution to women in the law and in society;

• President's Award to HP Inc. for championing policies, programs, and procedures to retain, promote, and advance women attorneys - Cynthia Bright, Vice President, Associate General Counsel, U.S. Litigation and Government Investigations, will accept the award on HP's behalf;

• Lead By Example Award to Mark Roellig, Chief Technology and Administrative Officer, MassMutual, in recognition of his support of the advancement of women within his organization;

• M. Ashley Dickerson Award to Hon. Wilhelmina M. Wright, Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, in recognition of her commitment to promoting diversity

• Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award to Margaret Drew, Director of Clinics & Experiential Learning, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Mimi B. MacDonald, Assistant Vice President - Senior Legal Counsel - Wholesale Litigation, AT&T; Ramona Romero, General Counsel, Princeton University; and Eva M. Spahn, Associate, Greenberg Traurig LLP, in recognition of their exemplary work and contributions to NAWL

In addition to the Awards Luncheon celebrating leaders in our organization and profession, there will be comprehensive and rich programming relevant to women in all fields of legal practice. The morning and afternoon programming will feature candid conversations on diversity, overcoming challenges, and the importance of having a supportive network.


 

Schedule of Events
*requires "full day" ticket

Wednesday, July 19
Welcome Reception | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday, July 20
Networking Breakfast* | 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Morning Programming* | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- How To Advance Your Career By Being Effective At Meetings
- Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

- Is There REALLY A Confidence Gap?
- Common Challenges, Common Solutions
- Things You May Not Know About Advancement

- The Power of Having A Professional "BFF" 

Awards Luncheon | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Afternoon Programming* | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- Walking Through The Supreme Court Decisions Over The Years And How They Are Impacting Women's Rights
- Straight Talk From In-House Leaders to Firm Leaders: What Our Nation's General Gounsel Want You to Know About Their Diversity Priorities

- Moving Diversity Forward: A Collaborative Effort
 

Closing Networking Reception | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 

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Awards Luncheon Information
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

NAWL Presidents' Addresses

Presentation of Awards
Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award
recognizing leading NAWL members for their exemplary work and contributions to NAWL - this year we will honor Margaret Drew, Director of Clinics & Experiential Learning, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Mimi B. MacDonald, Assistant Vice President - Senior Legal Counsel - Wholesale Litigation, AT&T; Ramona Romero, General Counsel, Princeton University; and Eva M. Spahn, Associate, Greenberg Traurig LLP.  

M. Ashley Dickerson Award
  in recognition of lawyers who promote diversity to Hon. Wilhelmina M. Wright, Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Lead By Example Award
in recognition of a leading male attorney who supports the advancement of women within his organization to Mark Roellig, Chief Technology and Administrative Officer, MassMutual

President's Award
to HP Inc. for championing policies, programs, and procedures to retain, promote, and advance women attorneys - Cynthia Bright, Vice President, Associate General Counsel, U.S. Litigation and Government Investigations, will accept the award on HP's behalf

Arabella Babb Mansfield Award
in recognition of professional achievement, positive influence, and valuable contribution to women in the law and in society to Hon. Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senator from Minnesota

Installation of 2017 - 2018 Executive Officers & Board



 


Thank You To Our Sponsors

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Thank You To Our Partnering Organizations

Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City Association for Women Lawyers (Wisconsin)
Association of Black Women Attorneys Association of Women Attorneys, New Orleans
California Association of Black Lawyers Colorado LGBT Bar Association
Florida Association for Women Lawyers Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
Homeless Action Center Lawyers' Association for Women - Marion Griffin Chapter - Nashville
MCCA Minnesota Women Lawyers, Inc.
Ms. JD NAMWOLF
New Hampshire Women's Bar Association New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
NYC Bar Association - Women in the Legal Profession Committee
Ohio Women's Bar Association
Orange County Women Lawyers Association South Asian Bar Association of New York
Westchester Women's Bar Association Women Lawyers Association of Greater St. Louis
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Women Lawyers of Long Beach
Women's Bar Association of Maryland Women's In House Network

Thank You To Our Planning Committee

Angela Beranek Brandt
Larson King LLP
St. Paul, MN
Planning Committee Co-Chair
NAWL President-Elect
Leslie Richards-Yellen
Hogan Lovells US LLP
New York, NY
Planning Committee Co-Chair
NAWL President

Jayme L. Butcher
Blank Rome LLP
Pittsburgh, PA
Program Co-Chair
Amy Joseph Coles
Blank Rome LLP
Pittsburgh, PA
Program Co-Chair
Karen Erivona
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Newark, NJ
Logistics Co-Chair
Rippi Gill
Lazare Potter Giacovas LLP
New York, NY
Marketing Co-Chair
Nancy A. Lottinville
Newark, NJ
Logistics Co-Chair
Arleen Nand
DLA Piper LLP
Minneapolis, MN
Sponsorship Co-Chair
Courtney Rangen
Sidley Austin LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Publications Chair
Janiella Shirley
USAA
San Antonio, TX
Sponsorship Co-Chair 
Laura M. Trenaman
Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
Houston, TX
Marketing Co-Chair
  Rana Jewel Wright
Bank of America
New York, NY
Program Co-Chair 

Nikki Adame-Winningham
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
New York, NY
Alexandra Bodnar
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Los Angeles, CA
Maureen Brundage
New York, NY
LTC Mary Card-Mina
U.S. Army
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Andrea Carruthers
General Mills, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
Tiffanie S. Clausewitz
The Rosenblatt Law Firm
San Antonio, TX
Sherlie M. Furst
Robins Kaplan LLP
 
Joy C. Fuhr
McGuireWoods LLP
Richmond, VA
Leslie Goldman
Major, Lindsey & Africa
Houston, TX
 Kym Gost
Littler Mendelson
Philadelphia, PA
Gail L. Gottehrer
Akerman LLP
New York, NY
Melvenia Gueye
Foundation Felix
Brooklyn, NY
Poonam Gupta
White & Case
New York, NY
Samantha Tesser Haimo
Feigeles & Haimo LLP
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Amanda Hamilton
Haug Partners LLP
Washington, DC
Linda Henry
Patrick Law Group
Atlanta, GA
Galit Kierkut
Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
Newark, NJ
Anne Li
Crowell & Moring LLP
New York, NY
Joanne Ludovici
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Washington, DC
Patricia Melville
Boies, Schiller + Flexner
Miami, FL
Jacy Hurst Moneymaker
Kutak Rock
Kansas City, MO
Desiree Moore
K&L Gates LLP
Chicago, IL
Anu Prasad
Crowell & Moring LLP
New York, NY
Gigi Rollini
Messer Caparello, P.A.
Tallahassee, FL
Beth Pagel Serebransky
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
New York, NY
Ora Sheinson
SybilSecurity
Hillside, NJ
Tori Simmons
Hill Ward Henderson
Tampa, FL
Heather Stenmark
Allstate Insurance Company
Northbrook, IL
Lynne Fischman Uniman
Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
New York, NY
Cara C. Vecchione
Sedgwick LLP
New York, NY

Michelle Zolnoski
Robins Kaplan LLP
New York, NY