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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Dare to Make an Impact Conference: Advancing Women of Color

Start Date: 4/10/2019 1:00 PM EDT
End Date: 4/10/2019 5:30 PM EDT

Venue Name: Venable LLP

600 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  United States  20001

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Presented by: Women of Color Task Force, Diversity Committee, In-House Counsel Forum

Ricardo Anzaldua, Freddie Mac
Karen Borno, Verizon
Jacqueline Cranford, Cranford Advisory Services LLC
Rob Falk, Truth Initiative
Taryn Fielder, Washington REIT
Meredith Fuchs, Capital One
Sonia Galindo, Rosetta Stone
Holly Hill, Troutman Sanders
Oliver Johnson II, Medstar Health
Sameena Kluck, Aroma Advisory Services LLC
Esther Lim, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Lorie Masters, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Stephanie Phillipps, Arnold & Porter
Rhonda Powell, BuzzFeed
Lisa Tavares, Venable
Leslie Thornton, WGL Holdings and Washington Gas Light Company (retired); Southwest Gas Holdings (Board of Directors); Career Education Corporation (Board of Directors); Encrypted Sensors (Advisory Board
Shawn Wright, Blank Rome

We will showcase a variety of presentations focusing on the barriers to entry and success for women of color within the partnership ranks of law firms, strategies, and tools for overcoming those barriers, and essential structures that must be built within firms to support the success and advancement of women of color. We will focus specifically on how in-house legal departments are uniquely positioned to help move the needle on the advancement of women of color by setting diversity standards for the management and staffing of their outside legal matters. We will hear from law firm leaders regarding creative strategies and tactics they have employed to ensure that opportunities exist for women of color to work on important client legal matters and gain visibility both inside and outside their firms. We will explore how in-house legal departments and law firms, when aligned to advance consistent strategies, can have a measurable impact on the advancement and success of women of color attorneys.


Lunch will be served.


Refunds can only be processed for cancellations received more than two business days prior to the event.

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