Center for Women in Law

Convening leaders, generating ideas, leading change.

Sandra Day O'Connor

Hon. Sandra Day O’Connor

Hon. Sandra Day O’Connor addresses audience members assembled at the inaugural Women’s Power Summit in 2009.

Conversation in the C-Suite

A Conversation in the C-Suite

General counsel and members of their Boards of Directors discuss their experiences in the C-Suite at the 2013 Women’s Power Summit.

Jeffrey Pfeffer - 2011 WPS

Power: How to Get It, Use It, and Keep It

Stanford Business School Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer shares his insights on how participants can successfully build, maintain, and employ power in their organizations.

Legacy Dinner @ Bauer House

Legacy Dinner

Toya Cirica Haley, Texas Health and Human Services; Cynthia Glass Bivins, Shell Oil Company; and Arleas Upton Kea, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation gather at a reception preceding the Legacy Dinner.

Nancy Gertner @ Bauer House

Leaving a Legacy

In front of the 2013 Women’s Power Summit audience gathered at the Bauer House, Nancy Gertner, Judge, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Ret.), reflects on her career and service as a fearless advocate for women.

Kay Bailey Hutchison

Trailblazer Breakfast

Kay Bailey Hutchison, United States Senator (Ret.), shares experiences from her tenure in the United States Senate.

On April 15–17, 2015, the Center for Women in Law convened leaders in law in Austin, Texas for the 2015 Women’s Power Summit on Law and Leadership. The Women’s Power Summit, which is held every two years, is one of the most significant gatherings of women attorneys in the country. Offered by invitation only, the Women’s Power Summit convenes the preeminent women in law: general counsel, judges, law firm managing partners, government officials, law school deans, and state bar presidents.

The theme of the 2015 Women’s Power Summit is Using Power for Change. Susan L. Blount, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Prudential Financial, Inc. is the chair.

This high-level discussion tailored to the most senior industry leaders provided a ground-breaking guide for leading change and flourishing in a rapidly changing environment. Through real-life examples from business, academia, government, and law practice, Women’s Power Summit participants explored how they can successfully lead their legal institutions to get results in critical areas such as parity in compensation and advancing to the C-suite.

View photos from the 2015 Women’s Power Summit.

Read about the 2013 Women’s Power Summit, the 2011 Women’s Power Summit and the 2009 Women’s Power Summit.