Center for Women in Law

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Past Speakers

Past speakers at the Women’s Power Summit include the following judges, CEOs, general counsel, academics, law firm managing partners, government leaders, non-profit leaders, and authors:

  • The Hon. Sandra Day O’Connor, Justice, United States Supreme Court (Ret.)
  • Ida Abbott, Author, Women on Top: The Woman’s Guide to Leadership and Power in Law Firms
  • Linda L. Addison, Partner-in-Charge, New York, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P
  • Kim J. Askew, Partner, K&L Gates
  • Susan L. Blount, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Prudential
  • Claudette Christian, Co-Chair of the Board, Hogan Lovells
  • Carla Christofferson, Managing Partner, Los Angeles Office, O’Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Mary B. Cranston, Senior Partner and Chair Emeritus Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and a member of the Board of Directors of Visa Inc., Juniper Networks, Inc. and GrafTech International, Ltd.
  • Katrina Dewey, CEO, Lawdragon Inc.
  • The Honorable Fernande R.V. Duffly, Associate Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • Robin J. Ely, Ph.D., Warren Alpert Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean for Culture and Community, Harvard Business School
  • Gloria Feldt, Author of No Excuses:  9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think about Power
  • The Hon. Carolyn Dineen King, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • Catherine Lamboley, General Counsel, Shell Oil Company (Ret.)
  • Ilene Lang, President and CEO, Catalyst
  • Roberta D. Liebenberg, Senior Partner, Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C. and former Chair of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession
  • The Hon. Barbara M.G. Lynn, United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • Lisa Madigan, Attorney General, State of Illinois
  • Michele Coleman Mayes, Vice President and General Counsel, New York Public Library
  • The Hon. M. Margaret McKeown, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • Paula Monopoli, Professor of Law, Marbury Research Professor and Founding Director, Women, Leadership & Equality Program, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Linda Strite Murnane, Colonel, USAF (Ret.)
  • Ellen Ostrow, Ph.D., CMC, Founding Principal, Lawyers Life Coach
  • Dr. Jeffrey Pfeffer, Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Author of Power:  Why Some People Have It—And Others Don’t
  • Deborah L. Rhode, Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law, Stanford University Law School
  • Patricia Sellers, Editor at Large, Fortune
  • Laura Stein, Senior Vice President – General Counsel, The Clorox Company
  • Stephanie A. Streeter, Former CEO, United States Olympic Committee and Former Chairman and CEO, Banta Corporation
  • Christine L. Williams, Ph.D., Department Chair and Professor, Department of Sociology, The University of Texas
  • Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, 1066 Foundation Chair and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • Marie C. Wilson, Founder and President Emeritus, The White House Project
  • The Hon. Diane P. Wood, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison, United States Senator from Texas