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M. Ashley Dickerson Diversity Award Recipients

Named after trailblazer Mahala Ashley Dickerson, NAWL’s first African-American President (1984-85), this award is presented to a lawyer who has promoted and advanced diversity in the legal profession. 

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2018

Sandra Phillips Rogers
 
  

Sandra Phillips Rogers
Group Vice President, Chief Legal Officer,
General Counsel and 
Corporate Secretary
Toyota Motor North America


 

2017

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Hon. Wilhelmina M. Wright
Judge for the U.S. District Court for
the District of Minnesota

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2016

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Sheri Lynn Johnson
Associate Dean for Public Engagement 
and the James and Mark Flanagan
Professor of Law
Cornell Law School

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2015

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JoAnne A. Epps
Dean
Temple Law School

2014

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Kim M. Keenan
General Counsel,
National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

2013

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Veta T. Richardson
President & CEO,
Association of Corporate Counsel

2012

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Leslie M. Turner
Senior VP & General Counsel,
The Hershey Company

2011

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Michele Coleman Mayes

Senior Vice President and General Counsel,
Allstate Insurance Company

2010

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Debra Lee
Chairman and CEO,
BET Networks

2009

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Holly Fujie
President,
California Bar Association

2008

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Suzanne B. Goldberg
Professor,
Columbia Law School

2008

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Hon. Deborah A. Batts
U.S. District Judge,
Southern District of New York

2007

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Laurie N. Robinson
Assistant General Counsel
CBS Broadcasting


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Veta T. Richardson President & CEO, Association of Corporate Counsel