2020 Biennial Award Luncheon

2020 CWIL award luncheon, April 17, 2020

Keynote speaker,
Soledad O’Brien

Through the power of storytelling, Soledad O’Brien brings a fresh perspective on diverse and contemporary issues to foster change in your own community or organization. Soledad has established herself as one of the most recognized names in broadcasting by telling the stories behind the most important issues, people and events of the day. A champion of diversity, she gives voice to the underserved and disenfranchised through her Emmy-winning reporting and acclaimed documentary series, “Black in America” and “Latino in America.” She also recently opened her show “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien” from the steps of the National Archives in Washington, DC for the launching of “Rightfully Hers”- a new exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment – prohibiting states from denying the vote on the basis of gender.

With eloquence and a measured ability to make often-divisive issues such as race relations, social inequality and mass incarceration accessible to all, she moves audiences to delve deeper into the headlines that shape our lives, outlooks and daily interactions. On stage, Soledad draws from her life and career to stimulate thoughtful conversation on the roles we each play within our communities and organizations, leaving audiences with memorable takeaways on the power of individuals and companies to make meaningful and lasting change.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please see the sponsorship brochure.


Thank you to our sponsors:



Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP


Haynes and Boone, LLP


Alexander Dubose & Jefferson

Alston & Bird LLP

Beck Redden

Genecov and Atlas Families


Event series: Biennial Award Luncheon