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CWIL Leader Kathy L. Young Joins Houston Area Women’s Center Board of Directors

February 5th, 2016

CWIL Leader Kathy L. Young has joined the Houston Area Women’s Center Board of Directors. Read more about the organization here.

CWIL Founding Member Peggy Heeg Joins Columbia Pipeline Partners Board of Directors

February 3rd, 2016

CWIL Founding Member Peggy Heeg has joined Columbia Pipeline Partners’ board of directors.
“‘Peggy brings 30 years of energy and management experience to our board.  Peggy’s strategic knowledge of the midstream business and master limited partnerships will strengthen our board,’ Board Chairman Robert C. Skaggs, Jr. noted. ‘We are pleased to welcome Peggy to our […]

CWIL Founding Member Claudia Frost Joins Orrick’s New Houston Office

February 2nd, 2016

Congratulations to CWIL Founder Claudia Frost who is joining 12 other partners to open Orrick’s new Houston office.
“‘Orrick is a firm known for trying cases – and winning them – in Texas and in jurisdictions worldwide,’ said Claudia Wilson Frost, a distinguished IP and commercial trial and appellate practitioner who joins the team. ‘The […]

CWIL Executive Director Linda Chanow Quoted in Law360 Article

February 1st, 2016

Linda Chanow, Executive Director of CWIL, was quoted in Law360 regarding the new EEOC rule issued by President Obama to uncover potential pay gap discrepancies.

“For a lot of people, they believe that they’re acting fairly and making accurate decisions, but the studies on unconscious bias show that the intent does not result in […]

President Obama Moves to Expand Rules Aimed at Closing the Gender Pay Gap

January 29th, 2016

President Obama has expanded an executive order requiring companies to report to the federal government what they pay employees on criteria of race, gender, and ethnicity, as a means to close the pay gap.
“Women are not getting the fair shot we believe every single American deserves. What kind of example does paying women less […]

CWIL Leader-in-Residence Roberta Liebenberg Named to Board of Directors of the American Antitrust Institute

January 16th, 2016

CWIL Leader-in-Residence Roberta D. Liebenberg, a partner at Fine Kaplan and Black in Philadelphia, was named to the Board of Directors of the American Antitrust Institute (“AAI”).  The AAI is a national research, education and advocacy organization whose mission is to advance the role of competition in the economy, sustain the vitality of the antitrust […]

CWIL Founding Member Jane Macon to Receive World Affairs Council’s 2016 International Citizen Award

January 9th, 2016

CWIL Founding Member Jane Macon has been announced to receive World Affairs Council’s 2016 International Citizen Award on February 25, 2016.

CWIL Featured in Perspectives Fall/Winter issue

January 7th, 2016

CWIL has been featured in an article in the Perspectives Fall/Winter issue.
“‘There’s also a working group set up by the [CWIL] to talk about next steps and put together program materials that bar associations, courts, and law firms can use to understand the steps that can be taken to ameliorate the [gender inequality] problem.’” – […]

CWIL Founding Member Diana Marshall is 2016 Association of Women Attorneys Premier Women in Law Honoree

December 18th, 2015

CWIL Founding Member Diana Marshall, a Principal at Marshall & Lewis and the first female trial lawyer admitted as a partner at Baker Botts, is a 2016 Association of Women Attorneys Premier Women in the Law honoree. Congratulations to Diana on this well-deserved award.

CWIL Founder Sandra Phillips Featured in Fortune Magazine

December 11th, 2015

In this Fortune Magazine article, CWIL Founder Sandra L. Phillips comments on methods to increase hiring and promotion of women in the workplace.
“‘Are we creating the right environment with the right representation of women at senior levels?,’ asked Sandra Phillips, Toyota’s general counsel and chief legal officer. ‘Putting women in hiring and leadership roles [is […]

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