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Congratulations to Our 2021 Award Recipients!

The National Association of Women Lawyers ("NAWL") is pleased to announce the confirmed 2021 award recipients to be honored at the association's Annual Meeting to be held virtually on July 21 and 22, 2021. These award recipients are leaders of their industry who have dedicated themselves to strengthening the legal profession by working toward parity for women and minority lawyers.

The 2021 awards to be presented are:

Arabella Babb Mansfield Award in recognition of professional achievement, positive influence, and valuable contribution to women in the law and in society - to Cheryl Thomas, Founder and Executive Director, Global Rights for Women. View past award recipients.

Leadership Award in recognition of personal contributions that have helped advance women lawyers and promote diversity in the legal profession - to Laura Schumacher, Vice Chairman, External Affairs and Chief Legal Officer, AbbVieView past award recipients.

M. Ashley Dickerson Diversity Award in recognition of lawyers who promote diversity - to Nicole Duckett, General Counsel and Vice President, LA Clippers. View past award recipients.

Lead by Example Award for a leading male attorney in a law firm, company, government unit or public interest entity who supports the advancement of women within his organization - to Michael K. Hurst, Partner, Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann. View past award recipients.

President’s Award for the advancement and retention of women attorneys by an organization - to Starbucks, for the company's implementation of creative, impactful ways to support and advance diversity. View past award recipients.

Public Service Award in recognition of dedication and commitment to exemplary public service and social responsibility - to Shawn Ray White, Executive Vice President - General Counsel, The Barack Obama Foundation. View past award recipients.

Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award recognizing leading NAWL members for their exemplary work and contributions to NAWL - to

Su K. Suh
Pro Bono Racial Justice Counsel

Nikaela Jacko Redd
Vice President-WM Legal and Compliance
Morgan Stanley

View past award recipients.