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Congratulations to Our 2016 Awardees!

The National Association of Women Lawyers ("NAWL") is pleased to announce the confirmed 2016 award recipients to be honored at the association's Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon to be held on July 14, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt New York in New York City. These awardees are leaders of their industry who have dedicated themselves to strengthening the legal profession by working toward parity for women and minority lawyers.

The 2016 awards to be presented are:

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Arabella Babb Mansfield Award in recognition of professional achievement, positive influence, and valuable contribution to women in the law and in society. - to Vanita Gupta, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Head of the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. View past awardees.


President’s Award for the advancement and retention of women attorneys by an organization - to Facebook, Inc., for the company's implementation of creative, impactful ways to support and advance diversity, including the comprehensive Managing Unconscious Bias training, annual salary reviews to ensure fair salaries, and the diverse slate approach to encourage recruiters to look longer, harder, and smarter for more diversity in the talent pool. View past awardees.


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 Alan Bryan, Senior Associate General Counsel, Legal Operations & Outside Counsel Management, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. View past awardees.


M. Ashley Dickerson Diversity Award in recognition of lawyers who promote diversity - to Sheri Lynn Johnson, Associate Dean for Public Engagement and the James and Mark Flanagan Professor of Law, Cornell Law School. View past awardees.

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


Beth K. Baier
Principal Counsel, Media Distribution
The Walt Disney Company


LTC Mary E. Card-Mina
Staff Judge Advocate
U.S. Army 


Lindsay G. Carlson
Alston & Bird LLP

View past awardees