CWIL Biennial Award Luncheon

The Award Luncheon will be held on April 13, 2018 at the Four Seasons Austin.  More information to come.

Nominations are now being accepted for the Hortense Ward Courageous Leader Award. Established in 2014, the award seeks to recognize one outstanding woman lawyer who exemplifies Ward’s tenacity, courage, and commitment in her efforts to achieve gender parity in positions of leadership, influence, and responsibility in the legal profession as set out in the Austin Manifesto. The recipient will be honored at the CWIL’s Award Luncheon.  Nominations are due by December 3, 2017Nomination criteria.

Michele Mayes Headshot 2014

2016 Honoree
Michele Coleman Mayes
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
New York Public Library

(Watch her acceptance speech here)



2014 Honoree
Mary Cranston
Senior Partner (ret.) and Past Chair
Pillsbury LLP

(Watch her acceptance speech here)