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    Jenny A. Waters is the Executive Director of the National Association of Women Lawyers. As such, she manages the strategic direction and operations of the organization, including finance and sponsorship, brand management, membership and volunteer engagement, the HR and risk management functions, and the development and implementation of the strategic plan. Ms. Waters is a frequent speaker on diversity issues and served as an advisor to the 2016 DiversityLab Women in Law Hackathon. She is also a member of the ABA House of Delegates. Before joining NAWL, Ms. Waters was a partner at a Chambers-ranked commercial litigation boutique in Chicago. She litigated matters on behalf of multi-national Fortune 500 companies, closely held corporations, and executives operating in a broad spectrum of industries. Ms. Waters was named one of Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars” from 2008-2014. She also served on the Executive Committee and as chair of various committees of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law and received its 2014 Leadership Award. Ms. Waters received her J.D. from Northwestern University and her A.B. from Princeton University. Ms. Waters can be reached at 312.988.6196 or

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    Caitlin Kepple 
    is the Marketing & Development Director at the National Association of Women Lawyers. In this role, she is chiefly responsible for recruiting and retaining sponsors, and cultivating those relationships, both on an annual and individual program basis. Additionally, Ms. Kepple manages NAWL's public relations presence and works directly with the media on requests to position NAWL as a thought leader. Ms. Kepple received her B.A. in Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago. She can be reached at 312.988.5861 or

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    Adele Nandan 
    is the Program Director at the National Association of Women Lawyers. Ms. Nandan works with a group of talented and passionate lawyer volunteers to plan and execute programming including NAWL's Annual Meeting, Mid-Year Meeting, General Counsel Institute and regional conferences, which incorporate continuing legal education, networking opportunities, charitable partnerships, and leadership development for thousands of members. Adele dedicates her life to working with women in impoverished regions of the world through the space of micro-finance philanthropy and philanthropic tourism. Ms. Nandan received her Bachelors Degree in Political Science and International Relations from Texas Christian University and her Masters Degree in Organizational Management. She can be reached at 312.988.6729 or

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    Helena B. Rogers is the Membership Engagement Manager at the National Association of Women Lawyers. Ms. Rogers leads the strategic planning, project management, and execution of NAWL’s membership outreach and engagement work. She is responsible for ensuring that all members of NAWL are fully engaged through its Practice Area Affinity Groups, Book Club, and other opportunities. She is also responsible for leading the Membership and Mentorship committees. Ms. Rogers graduated from North Park University with a degree in Business Administration. She can be reached at 312.988.6725 or



    Asha Smith is the administrative coordinator at the National Association of Women Lawyers. She is responsible for the overall logistics of NAWL. She received her B.A. in Law and Society from The American University. Prior to joining NAWL, Ms. Smith served as a City Year Americorps member in Washington, DC. Ms. Smith is passionate about social justice and enjoys traveling. She can be reached at 312.932.6450 or






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