Recent News & Events
Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 11:46 pm
We have a jam-packed, informative program in store for you. Our 9th Annual Conference will convene on March 5th and 6th at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Atlanta. This year’s theme is “ Leadership – Women Are Visible and Continue to Break Barriers.” Our keynote luncheon speaker for 2014 is Teresa Sebastian Mosley, vice president and general counsel, Darden Restaurants, Inc. Paulette Brown, unopposed president-elect of the American Bar Association and partner, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP will have a conversation with Dr. Jane Smith, executive director, LEADS of Spelman College.
Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 3:35 pm
WE ARE BACK IN ATLANTA!
Mark your calendars for our upcoming 9th Leadership Conference at the Ritz-Carlton (downtown) on March 4-5, 2014. We offer two booking options to confirm your reservation. Guests can contact our call center at 1-800-241-3333 and state that they are coming to The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta (Downtown) for the Institute for Women Attorneys, provide the agent with their requested dates of stay and the agent will identify your group rate of $205.00.
Guests can reserve online at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Atlanta/Default.htm
enter their desired dates of stay, enter the seven letter Group/Promotion code IWAIWAA and click find to complete the reservation process.
Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 4:58 pm
On behalf of The Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys, I invite you to join us in Atlanta on March 5th and 6th for our 9th Annual Conference. This year’s theme is “ Leadership – Women Are Visible and Continue to Break Barriers.” We are pleased to announce that the keynote luncheon speaker for 2014 is Teresa Sebastian Mosley, vice president and general counsel, Darden Restaurants, Inc. Paulette Brown, unopposed president-elect of the American Bar Association and partner, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP will have a conversation with Dr. Jane Smith, executive director, LEADS of Spelman College. Informative panels include the popular “More War Stories of Women of Color Attorneys;” and a new group mentoring workshop on “Securing, Keeping and Growing Your Branding” led by some of the most successful women of color shareholders, general counsel and leaders in government will be introduced this year.
LIWOCA continues its commitment to women of color law students, high school students and college students pursuing legal careers. Our successful partnership to fund scholarships with McGuireWoods has raised over $120,000 in the past 9 years.
Our partnership with the State Bar Diversity Program and Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School that sponsors the High School Pipeline enters its 7th year. High school students continue to thrive who are taught grammar, writing and speech. Volunteer attorneys teach speech classes, provide mentoring on various topics of interest including Dining Room Etiquette, Social Media Etiquette, Credit 101, How to Prepare for College, Preparing for A Job Interview and much more. Over 120 students have participated in the program since its inception and LIWOCA has raised more than $12,000 in scholarships for the Pipeline graduating seniors.
Lastly, panels for our law student track will feature law school deans, financial experts and young associates who can share their own “war” stories.
We hope to see all of you in Atlanta in March! Register now and lock in the early bird registration rate.
Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 4:33 am
We have a full agenda of valuable programming planned for you today. Our keynote luncheon speaker, Anna-Lisa Corrales, general counsel and secretary of Jaguar Land Rover and our keynote Networking Reception speaker, Phyllis P. Harris, senior vice president and chief compliance officer at WalMart will be presenting. Additionally, Ruthe Catolico Ashley, Paulette Brown, Marla Butler, Charmaine Slack, Hassia Diolombi, Joanna Garcia and Dawn Siler-Nixon will present during the Opening Plenary session. During the afternoon break-out sessions, representatives of the Federal District Court, the Hon. Mary Scriven and
the Hon. J. Michelle Childs, will share their experiences relative to using their J.D. in the public sector.
LIWOCA continues its unwavering commitment to fueling the Pipeline. Five students will each receive a $3,000 scholarship to help fund their legal education compliments of our scholarship sponsor McGuireWoods during the scholarship luncheon sponsored by DLA Piper US. Our student track will feature Law School Deans to guide college students and first year law students in their pursuit of a legal career. We look forward to another year of networking, mentoring, training and seizing business development opportunities.
See Agenda for more details http://leadingwomenofcolor.org/2013-conference/2013-agenda/
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 11:54 am
Join us tonight at the luxurious Tampa Club as we host a Welcome Reception and special program to kick off our 8th Annual Leadership Conference.
The Tampa Club • 101 E Kennedy Blvd • Tampa, FL 33602
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM WELCOME RECEPTION
7:00 PM – 7:35 PM ON THE COUCH, AN INTERVIEW WITH TERESA WYNN ROSEBOROUGH, ESQ.
[ 0.5 General CLE ]
INTERVIEWER: Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, Esq.
Allegra Lawrence-Hardy will explore the career path of one of the most influential women of color in business through an “On the Couch Interview” with Teresa Wynn Roseborough. This interview will offer an inside perspective on how this exemplary lawyer continues to maximize her law degree and serve as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the world’s largest home improvement retailer—The Home Depot.