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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

WELCOME RECEPTION | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM ET

Thursday, November 10, 2022

BREAKFAST RECEPTION | 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM ET

OPENING PLENARY | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ET

A Conversation About Conversations: A Conversation About Identity and Inclusion

Are you puzzled by the ever-changing terms used to describe various identities and demographic differences?  Confused by pronouns? Looking for a decoder for acronyms like LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, AFAB, and others? What’s the difference between someone who is ‘disabled’ versus a person with disabilities? What do you do when you use incorrect pronouns or an expression they find offensive? Do you want to support co-workers and colleagues in an inclusive environment but are too afraid of saying the wrong thing that you avoid topics (or even the people) altogether? Do you wonder why people are so sensitive about labels, pronouns, and identity in the first place when we are all just people?

Join us for a conversation about conversations. Because language does matter. We’ll discuss dimensions of identity and why word choice, pronouns, and labels matter to those in underrepresented populations. We’ll discuss strategies to communicate and refer to one another in ways that embrace and celebrate differences. Then we will address some ways to lean into discomfort in a way that helps all of us grow and learn. Participants will leave with some tips, do’s, don’ts, and an acronym and identities decoder so we can show up more empathetically for one another.

Moderator: Jill Bowman, Associate General Counsel, IP, Intel

Su Suh, Pro Bono Racial Justice Counsel, Intel and NAWL Board Member

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BREAK | 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM ET

PLENARY | 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM ET

General Counsel and Beyond: Success Outside the Legal Department

In-house lawyers often dream about the “crossover”:  moving from legal into a business role. Meet four extraordinary women who have excelled not only as attorneys but in a variety of other C-suite roles ranging from chief human resources officer to the head of business operations to CEO. Join us for an insightful discussion about their journey beyond the legal department. 

Sharon Barner, VP, CAO & Corporate Secretary, Cummins, Inc.

Michellene Davis, President & CEO, National Medical Fellowships

Michelle Meyer-Shipp, CEO, Dress for Success

Moderator: Catherine So, General Counsel, SVP-Legal, Tiffany & Co.

Jennifer K. Williamson, Senior Vice President, and General Counsel, Textron Systems

BREAK | 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM ET

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET

Recent Trends in Private Target M&A

This session will discuss the impact of geopolitical tensions, the war in Ukraine, rising interest rates, inflation, supply chain constraints, and transitioning out of the COVID pandemic on the US deal value, volume and process, and transaction terms.

Ashlee Sawyer Gilson, Counsel, Hogan Lovells

Carine S. Stoick, Office Managing Partner, Hogan Lovells

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LUNCH + KEYNOTE | 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM ET

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

BREAK | 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM ET

PLENARY | 4:15 - 5:15PM ET

Anna R. Gressel, Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Melissa Hodgeman, Associate Director for Enforcement, U.S. Securities Exchange Commission

Kristin A. Snyder, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Sponsored by: Debevoise Plimtpon.png

NETWORKING RECEPTION | 5:15 PM - 7:30 PM ET

Friday, November 11, 2022

BREAKFAST RECEPTION | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ET

PLENARY | 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM ET

BREAK | 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM ET

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET

LUNCH + KEYNOTE | 12:30 PM - 2:15 PM ET

CLOSING RECEPTION | 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM ET