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A successful career can be a solitary, transient achievement unless we create a legacy by handing down the gift of knowledge, experience, and opportunity to others. A career ladder is best climbed with one hand reaching towards the next rung and the other hand extended behind, bringing others along with us. Join us at the National Association of Women Lawyers' Fourteenth General Counsel Institute ("GCI 14") as we explore building careers that build a community.
The Meeting the Challenge Conference is NAWL's distinctive forum during which attendees learn from thought-leaders, share best practices, and forge the meaningful and lasting connections necessary to meet NAWL's One-Third by 2020 Challenge. Issued in March 2016, the 2020 Challenge urges the legal profession to increase the representation of women, particularly diverse women, in every branch of the legal profession. This conference will offer attendees skills to develop their own leadership potential as well as strategies for making systemic change. NAWL will also unveil the results of its 2018 Survey on the Promotion and Retention of Women in Law Firms, administered by Professor Destiny Peery of Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law at the conference.
Save the date for National Association of Women Lawyers’ 2018 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon which will be held at the Grand Hyatt New York on Thursday, July 19, 2018. The Luncheon will draw over 900 attendees, including outside and in-house counsel, and attorneys from government, military, non-profits, and academia. In addition to the Awards Luncheon celebrating leaders in our organization and profession, there will be comprehensive and rich workshop programming relevant to women in all fields of legal practice.
This unique program is designed to empower attorneys to take charge of their own career success by enhancing strategic thinking, improving leadership and interpersonal skills, and developing personal networks. Programming is designed to foster discussion on how to we can learn from one another to grow the pipeline for the next generation of diverse leaders and what unique leadership skills you need at various stages in your career—what got you here, may not get you there. During concurrent sessions, attendees will focus on ways to advance their legal expertise, improve communication and management skills, and participate in frank conversations on the ethical and professional challenges women lawyers encounter on their career paths, in addition to leadership and business development skills. Network with peers and presenters and be positioned to achieve your definition of success!
The National Association of Women Lawyers invites you to the 2018 Mid-Year Meeting in South Beach! This year's conference theme is Shifting Paradigms in the Legal Profession: Altering Perception for a Better Reality and it promises to be an engaging and innovative program offering both professional development opportunities and skills training to help attorneys in all fields of legal practice thrive in their careers. Members will have the opportunity to shape the future of NAWL and the legal profession. We will recognize and honor leading lawyers and business leaders who have made a significant impact on improving and diversifying the legal profession. And, as always, there will be plenty of time for networking built in throughout the event.