On April 27-29, the Center for Women in Law convened 150 women leaders in the legal profession for an unprecedented examination of power and leadership. Law school deans, general counsel, federal and state judges, members of law firm management, and government officials attended the Center’s 2011 Women’s Power Summit on Law and Leadership, marking the second time women leaders gathered in Austin to address issues of vital importance to women lawyers.
“The inaugural Women’s Power Summit in 2009 launched the Austin Manifesto, a blueprint for achieving parity in the legal profession,” explained Linda Bray Chanow, the Executive Director of the Center for Women in Law. “The 2011 Women’s Power Summit built upon the historic work of the 2009 Summit by providing a venue for serious dialogue on how women lawyers can use their individual and collective power to achieve the goals articulated in the Manifesto.” Read full article here.
Read what people are saying about the 2011 Women’s Power Summit:
Women Lawyers Who Are Saving the American Economy (Forbes, posted by Victoria Pynchon and written by Lauren Stiller Rikleen)
Progress of the Women’s Power Summit on Law and Leadership (Forbes, posted by Victoria Pynchon and written by Lauren Stiller Rikleen)
Highlights from the 2011 Women’s Power Summit: Day 2 (Ms. JD, posted by Jessie Kornberg)
How to Build Your Power and Feel Good About It (Postcards, posted by Patricia Sellers)
Highlights from the 2011 Women’s Power Summit (Ms. JD, posted by Jessie Kornberg)
Discomfort with ‘Power Dynamics’ May Be Hampering Women, Consultant Says (ABA Journal, posted by Debra Cassens Weiss)
Power Play Strategies for Women (HBR Blog, posted by Lauren Stiller Rikleen)
Roberta D. Liebenberg, Senior Partner, Fine ,Kaplan and Black, R.P.C. and Chair, American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession
Linda Strite Murnane, Colonel, USAF, Ret. and Chief, Court Management and Support Services International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
The 2011 Women’s Power Summit on Law & Leadership was made possible through the generosity of the organizations and individuals listed below.
Andrews Kurth LLP
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
Exxon Mobile Corporation
Haynes and Boone LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
The University of Texas School of Law
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP
Shell Oil Company
The University of Texas System
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Linda Crooker Hunsaker
Ogden, Gibson, Broocks, Longoria & Hall, LLP