2015 Women's Power Summit

2015 power summit

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™.

Apr 15, 2015 - to - Apr 17, 2015

Austin, TX

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.

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Speakers

Sara Martinez Tucker

CEO of the National Math + Science

Sara Martinez Tucker is the CEO of the National Math + Science Initiative. NMSI’s mission is to improve student performance in the critical subjects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Cheryl Mills

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the BlackIvy Group

Cheryl Mills is founder and Chief Executive Officer of the BlackIvy Group. Anchored in Ghana and Tanzania, BlackIvy is a values-driven investment company that builds and grows enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Brooksley Born

Retired partner of Arnold & Porter LLP

Brooksley Born is a retired partner of Arnold & Porter LLP where she practiced for more than thirty years. She was head of the firm’s derivatives practice, chaired its pro bono committee, and served on its policy committee. From 1996 to 1999 Ms. Born was chair of the U.S.

Sheila C. Bair

Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (2006-2011)

Sheila C. Bair served as Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from June 2006 through July 2011. She presided over one of the most tumultuous periods in the history of the nation’s banking system, working to bolster public confidence and financial system stability.

Susan Blount

Susan L. Blount served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Prudential Financial, Inc., where she was responsible for the company’s 700-person global law, compliance, business ethics and external affairs (LCBE) organization.

Paulette Brown

Partner and Chief Diversity Officer, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Paulette Brown is a Partner and Chief Diversity Officer of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP and is a member of the Firm’s Labor & Employment Group.  hroughout her career of practicing in excess of 35 years, Paulette has held a number of positions, including in house counsel to a number of Fort

Maggie Wilderotter

Chairman and CEO of Frontier Communications

Maggie Wilderotter was named Chairman and CEO of Frontier Communications January 1, 2006. She joined the company November 1, 2004 as President and CEO and a member of the Board of Directors. Before this, she was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector at Microsoft.

Janice L. Block

Chief Administrative and Legal Officer, Kaplan, Inc.

Janice Block is an executive vice president and the Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, at Kaplan Inc., a global education company owned by The Graham Holdings Company.

Rachel Moran

Dean and Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

Rachel F. Moran is the Dean and Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. Prior to her appointment at UCLA, Professor Moran was the Robert D.

The Hon. Barbara M.G. Lynn

United States District Court, Northern District of Texas

Barbara M. G. Lynn took the oath of office as a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas on February 14, 2000. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Virginia, Judge Lynn graduated first in her class at Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1976.

Elizabeth K. McCloy

Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

LIZ MCCLOY is a partner in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin, LLP.  She has more than 25 years experience in real estate law, primarily in leasing, acquisitions and dispositions and development work.

Michele Coleman Mayes

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Michele Coleman Mayes, was appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at The New York Public Library in 2012. She serves as chief legal officer and is responsible for guiding NYPL's legal strategy to enable the Library to achieve its mission.

Linda Bray Chanow

Executive Director, Center for Women in Law

Linda Bray Chanow is a leader in the national and local conversation on gender equity in the legal profession. A frequent author and speaker on issues of importance to women lawyers, Linda co-authored the Center’s publication,

Anastasia D. Kelly

Co-Managing Partner (Americas) at DLA Piper, former Vice-Chairman of AIG, and former General Counsel of MCI/WorldCom, Sears, and Fannie Mae

Anastasia D. Kelly is the former Vice Chairman of American International Group (AIG), a role she held until the end of 2009. In this role, she was responsible for the global legal, compliance and regulatory functions, government relations, communications, corporate affairs and human resources.

Lynne Liberato

Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Lynne Liberato, an appellate partner in the Houston office of Haynes and Boone, has been president of the State Bar of Texas, chair of its board of directors, and was the first woman president of the Houston Bar Association.

Caren Ulrich Stacy

Founder, Legal Talent Lab & OnRamp Fellowship and Adjunct Professor, Denver College of Law

Caren Ulrich Stacy is a talent management expert with more than 20 years of experience in lawyer recruitment, development, and diversity.

Gloria Santona

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, McDonald’s Corporation

Gloria Santona is the chief legal officer of McDonald’s Corporation, the world’s leading global foodservice retailer with more than 35,000 restaurants in 120 countries. In this role, she leads McDonald’s worldwide legal, compliance, regulatory and corporate governance functions.

Jin Y. Hwang

President-Elect, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Jin Y. Hwang is Managing Assistant General Counsel with Verizon, one of the largest communication technology companies in the world. In this capacity, Ms.

Louise Parent

Of Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Louise M. Parent is Of Counsel based in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

Ms. Parent’s practice focuses on corporate governance and banking and financial institutions.

Mary Smith

President, National Native American Bar Association

Mary L. Smith is Special Counsel & Estate Trust Officer at the Office of Special Deputy Receiver in Chicago, Illinois where she helps manage over 23 entities with approximately $1.5 billion in assets.

Marissa Wesely

Global Fellow, the Wilson Center, Global Women’s Leadership Initiative

Marissa Wesely is a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center, affiliated with the Center’s Global Women’s Leadership Initiative, and is a long-standing advocate for gender equality and women’s rights in diverse settings.

Milana L. Hogan

Chief Legal Recruiting & Professional Development Officer, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Milana L. Hogan is the Chief Legal Recruiting & Professional Development Officer at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where she has worked since 2006.

Scott Westfahl

Professor of Practice Harvard Law School Faculty Director Harvard Law School Executive Education

Scott Westfahl is the Faculty Director of HLS Executive Education and also teaches courses on problem solving, teams, networks and innovation within the law school’s J.D.

Paula Davis-Laack

Founder & CEO Davis Laack Stress & Resilience Institute

Paula Davis-Laack, JD, MAPP, is a former practicing lawyer, an internationally-published writer, and a burnout prevention and resilience expert who has taught and coached burnout prevention and resilience-building skills to thousands of professionals across the United States, Europe, Asia, and Au

Jane C. Sherburne

Chair, Board of Directors National Women’s Law Center and Former Senior Executive Vice President Bank of New York Mellon

Jane Sherburne is Principal of Sherburne PLLC, a legal consulting firm providing strategic advice in crisis environments and in connection with regulatory policy developments. Until July 2014, Ms.

Cynthia D. Mares

President Hispanic National Bar Association

Cynthia D. Mares, Esq., a Denver native and current resident of Centennial, Colorado, was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper on October 26, 2012 to serve her first term as Arapahoe County Public Trustee.

Deborah Gillis

Former President & Chief Executive Officer

Growing up in a tiny village in rural Nova Scotia, far from any center of power, Deborah Gillis was inspired by a group of women who successfully advocated for gender equality rights to be included in the Canadian constitution.

Patricia K. Gillette

Partner, Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP Co-Founder, Opt-In Project

Patricia Gillette, a partner in Orrick’s San Francisco office, is a member of the employment law group. Orrick’s Employment Law and Litigation group was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California by The Recor

Pamela J. Meanes

President National Bar Association

Pamela Meanes is a partner in St. Louis’ largest law firm. She was the first African American in Thompson Coburn’s history to be elevated from associate to partner. Since joining the firm in 1996, she has represented clients such as Furniture Brands International, Metropolitan St.

Jerry Clements

Chair Locke Lord LLP

Jerry Clements serves as Chair of Locke Lord LLP, an international law firm of about 650 attorneys with offices in 11 U.S. cities, London and Hong Kong, and is one of only a few women heading a top 100 law firm in the country.

Joan C. Williams

Distinguished Professor of Law, 1066 Foundation Chair and Co-Director of the Project for Attorney Retention, University of California Hastings College of Law

Joan C. Williams has played a central role in reshaping the debates over women’s advancement for the past quarter-century.

Veta T. Richardson

President & CEO Association of Corporate Counsel

Veta T. Richardson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ACC is the world’s largest bar association dedicated exclusively to serving the interests of in-house counsel.

Ward Farnsworth

Dean, The University of Texas School of Law

Before his appointment as Dean of The University of Texas School of Law, Ward Farnsworth taught for fifteen years at the Boston University law school, where he also served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Kim Koopersmith

Partner & Chairperson Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Kim Koopersmith is the chairperson of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.  As chairperson, Ms. Koopersmith guides the strategic direction of the firm and heads its management committee.

Advisory Board

Susan Blount

Susan L. Blount served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Prudential Financial, Inc., where she was responsible for the company’s 700-person global law, compliance, business ethics and external affairs (LCBE) organization.

Janice L. Block

Chief Administrative and Legal Officer, Kaplan, Inc.

Janice Block is an executive vice president and the Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, at Kaplan Inc., a global education company owned by The Graham Holdings Company.

Mary Cranston

Senior Partner (former managing partner), Pillsbury

Mary B. Cranston is the Firm Senior Partner and immediate past Chair of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. In her eight years as Chair, Ms. Cranston expanded the firm from a regional California base into an international platform through two large mergers and the addition of seven offices.

Deborah Gillis

Former President & Chief Executive Officer

Growing up in a tiny village in rural Nova Scotia, far from any center of power, Deborah Gillis was inspired by a group of women who successfully advocated for gender equality rights to be included in the Canadian constitution.

Anastasia D. Kelly

Co-Managing Partner (Americas) at DLA Piper, former Vice-Chairman of AIG, and former General Counsel of MCI/WorldCom, Sears, and Fannie Mae

Anastasia D. Kelly is the former Vice Chairman of American International Group (AIG), a role she held until the end of 2009. In this role, she was responsible for the global legal, compliance and regulatory functions, government relations, communications, corporate affairs and human resources.

Catherine Lamboley

Catherine Lamboley, retired Sr. Vice President and General Counsel of Shell Oil Company, is a native of Monroe, Wisconsin. Cathy graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a secondary education degree and from the University of Texas School of Law where she graduated Order of the Coif.

Michele Coleman Mayes

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Michele Coleman Mayes, was appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at The New York Public Library in 2012. She serves as chief legal officer and is responsible for guiding NYPL's legal strategy to enable the Library to achieve its mission.

Karen Popp

Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

KAREN A. POPP, a partner in Sidley Austin’s Washington, D.C. office, is the global co-chair of Sidley’s White Collar Practice group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Ms.

Agenda

The 2015 Women’s Power Summit on Law & Leadership has been approved for the following CLE credits:

  • Texas 6.5 (1 ethics)
  • Additional states pending.

Wednesday, April 15

 4:15 pm –Registration and Opening Reception

Sponsored by Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

 5:00 pm – Welcome/Summit Kickoff

Speaker:  Susan L. Blount, Summit Chair and Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Prudential Financial, Inc.

 5:10 pm – Leadership in the 21st Century

Speaker: Sally E. Blount, Dean, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

 5:40 pm –Leading Change from the C-Suite

Speaker:  Maggie Wilderotter, Executive Chairman, Board of Directors, Frontier Communications

 6:10 pm –     Lawyers Learning Leadership  (CLE 1 hour ethics)

A conversation about introducing leadership topics as part of lawyers’ education and professional development.

Speakers:

Susan L. Blount, Summit Chair and Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Prudential Financial, Inc. (Moderator)

Sally E. Blount, Dean, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Ward Farnsworth, Dean, The University of Texas School of Law

Scott Westfahl, Faculty Director, Executive Education, Harvard Law School

Maggie Wilderotter, Executive Chairman, Board of Directors, Frontier Communications

 7:15 pm –     Dinner on the Lawn

Sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright
 

 Thursday, April 16

 7:00 amBreakfast 

Sponsored by Sidley Austin LLP

 8:00 amLeveraging Our Power

Women’s Power Summit attendees have achieved great prominence in the legal profession, but study after study shows that women lawyers continue to have less power, make less money, and hold fewer leadership positions than their male counterparts.  The Austin Manifesto, adopted at the 2009 Women’s Power Summit, called on women lawyers to leverage their power, individually and collectively, to accelerate women’s advancement. Hear what we have accomplished, where there is still work to be done, and why the women in this room can change the outcomes for the next generation.

Speaker:  Linda Bray Chanow, Executive Director, Center for Women in Law

8:20 am – Manifesto Moment

Jessie Kornberg, CEO, Bet Tzedek

8:30 am – Leading Change-Averse Lawyers:  What Will It Take?  (CLE 1 hour)

Every lawyer today has not only to practice law, but must also manage relationships, influence subordinates, peers and leaders within their organization, and influence clients and others outside the organization. An organizational psychologist, and former trial attorney, Dr. Larry Richard has spent nearly 30 years advising more than 750 law firms on leadership, change management, and motivation. Drawing from his extensive experience and the growing body of research about how to lead and influence others, Dr. Richard will share his insights on how participants can successfully lead change in legal institutions that have traditionally been resistant to change. Participants can look forward to a dynamic examination of lawyers’ distinctive personality traits and the implications for leading change within legal institutions.

Speaker:  Dr. Larry Richard, Founder and Principal Consultant, LawyerBrain LLC

 9:30 amBreak

 9:45 amHow Leading Lawyers … Lead Lawyers (CLE 1.25 hours)

Managing partners will describe how they approached important changes at their firms and lessons they learned that can be applied to leading change for women.

Speakers:

Deborah Gillis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst Inc. (Moderator)

Linda L. Addison, US Managing Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Jerry Clements, Chair, Locke Lord LLP

Kimberly Leach Johnson, Chair, Quarles & Brady LLP

Kim Koopersmith, Chair, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Jami Wintz McKeon, Chair, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

11:10 amInteractive Breakout Session 1 
 

Leading Social Change – Rangita de Silva de Alwis,  Associate Dean of International Programs at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Visiting Fellow of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School and Marissa C. Wesely, Global Fellow, Global Women’s Leadership Initiative, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Bias Interrupters:  Stopping Bias in Its Tracks – Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, Foundation Chair and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Building Grit and Resilience – Milana L. Hogan, Ed.D., Chief Legal Recruiting and Professional Development Officer, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Paula Davis-Laack, JD, MAPP, Founder & CEO, Davis Laack Stress & Resilience Institute

Rainmakers: Born or Bred? – Patricia K. Gillette, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

12:30 pm –   Leadership Luncheon

Sponsored by Holland & Knight LLP

Political insiders provide insights into power and how to be effective advocates for change from their high visibility vantage points.

Speakers:

Shemin V. Proctor, Partner, Andrews Kurth LLP (Moderator)

Cheryl D. Mills, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BlackIvy Group; Counselor and Chief of Staff, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2009-2013)

Sara Martinez Tucker, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education (2006-2008)

 2:00 pmBreak

 2:15 pm –     Interactive Breakout Session 2 
 

“Finding Bliss:  Innovative Legal Models for Happy Clients & Happy Lawyers” – Deborah Epstein Henry, Esq ., Founder Flex-Time Lawyers LLC; Co-Founder & Managing Director, Bliss Lawyers

Increasing Diversity in Court Appointments – The Hon. Fernande (Nan) R.V. Duffly, Associate Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court; Roberta D. Liebenberg, Senior Partner, Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C.; and The Hon. Barbara M.G. Lynn, District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

“You Raised Us – Now Work With Us: Millennials, Career Success, and Building Strong Workplace Teams” – Lauren Stiller Rikleen, President, Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership and Executive-in-Residence, Boston College Center for Work & Family

Innovative Ways to Recruit and Retain Women – Lessons Learned From the OnRamp Fellowship – Caren Ulrich Stacy, Founder, Legal Talent Lab and OnRamp Fellowship; and Adjunct Professor, Denver College of Law and Elizabeth K. McCloy, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

3:30 pm –    Break

3:45 pm –    Manifesto Moment 

Janet B. Wright, Vice President, Corporate, Securities and Finance Counsel & Asst. Secretary, Dell

4:00 pm    The Role of Corporate Counsel in the 21st Century  (CLE 1.25 hours)
 

The panel will explore the general counsel’s role in strategic leadership. It will discuss senior management and board expectations, and the implications for talent development in the profession. It will also review how outside counsel can support general counsel to build enduring relationships.

Speakers:

Veta T. Richardson, President and CEO, Association of Corporate Counsel (Moderator)

Louise M. Parent, Of Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Executive Vice President and General Counsel, American Express Company (Ret.)

Teresa Wynn Roseborough, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, The Home Depot, Inc.

Gloria Santona, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, McDonald’s Corporation

Linda Szymanski, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Shell Oil Company

 5:15 pm    Buses Depart for Legacy Dinner
 

 6:00 pmLegacy Dinner

LBJ Presidential Library (Offsite location)

This special evening set in the historic LBJ Presidential Library will feature two financial regulators who each found themselves at odds with the industry establishment when they voiced early warnings about conditions that contributed to the financial meltdown. Co-recipients of the John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Award, Sheila Bair and Brooksley Born will inspire Legacy Dinner attendees to use their own power for change. The evening includes a buffet dinner and tours of the exhibits. Guests will be welcomed by President Lyndon & Lady Bird Johnson’s granddaughter, Catherine Robb, a lawyer whose professional leadership and community involvement exemplify the legacy left by her grandparents.

Reflections on Legacy

Special Guest: Catherine Robb, Counsel, Haynes and Boone, LLP and Founder and Board Member, LBJ Library Future Forum

Conversation with Sheila C. Bair and Brooksley Born  (CLE 1 hour)
 

Speakers:

Jane C. Sherburne, Chair, Board of Directors, National Women’s Law Center and Former Senior Executive Vice President, Bank of New York Mellon (Moderator)

Sheila C. Bair, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (2006-2011)

Brooksley Born, Chairperson, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (1996-1999)

Friday, April 17

 7:00 am –     Buffet Breakfast

Sponsored by  Haynes and Boone, LLP

 8:00 amKeynote Address

Speaker:  Paulette Brown, President-Elect, American Bar Association

 8:25 am     Raising the Bar: The Role of Bar Associations in Changing the Status Quo 
 

(CLE 1 hour)

In a benchmark of positive change, we find that in 2015, the leadership of the major bar associations is dominated by women. In this session we will explore the importance of these roles in effectuating change, and how they can be used to promote women in the profession and the road to leadership.

Speakers:

Lynne Liberato, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP (Moderator)

Paulette Brown, President-Elect, American Bar Association

Jin Y. Hwang, President-Elect, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Cynthia D. Mares, President, Hispanic National Bar Association

Pamela J. Meanes, President, National Bar Association

Mary L. Smith, President, National Native American Bar Association

 9:25 am –     Where Do We Go From Here?

An interactive discussion among several Women’s Power Summit participants, with audience participation, about next steps and takeaways.

Speakers:

Susan L. Blount, Summit Chair and Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Prudential Financial, Inc. (Moderator)

Janice L. Block, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Kaplan, Inc.

Anastasia D. Kelly, Co-Managing Partner (Americas), DLA Piper

Michele Coleman Mayes, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, The New York Public Library and Chair, American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession

Rachel Moran, Dean and Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

10:00 am – Break 

10:15 am – Concluding Keynote Presentation
 

Sponsored by DLA Piper

As a pioneering journalist and political commentator for ABC News and NPR, Cokie Roberts is all too familiar with the challenges leaders face when entrusted with executing substantial agendas. In this keynote presentation, Ms. Roberts will draw from her own experience and her historical research on American women for her new book, Capital Dames, to provide an uplifting look at the power of women to lead change.

Speaker: Cokie Roberts, Political Commentator, ABC News and NPR

Women’s Power Summit registrants’ entry by name tag; public entry by ticket.

11:10 amClosing Remarks

Speaker:  Susan L. Blount, Summit Chair and Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Prudential Financial, Inc.

11:15 am – Book Signing
 

11:15 am – Informal Buffet Lunch on the Lawn

Sponsored by Jones Day

Women’s Power Summit registrants’ entry by name tag; public entry by ticket.

Venue

The 2015 Women’s Power Summit will take place at the Four Season Hotel in Austin. Room blocks have been reserved at the hotels listed below.

These discounted room rates are limited and based on availability. Please make your reservations early and be sure to mention the Center for Women in Law.

Four Seasons Hotel Austin

$279/night
 

98 San Jacinto Boulevard

Austin, TX 78701

(512) 685-8100

 

W Hotel Austin
 

$369/night

200 Lavaca Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 542-3600
 

Hyatt Place Austin Downtown

$229/night
 

211 East 3rd Street

Austin, TX 78701

(512) 476-4440

 

 

 JW Marriott Austin
 

$269/night

110 E. 2nd Street

Austin, TX 78701

(800) 228-9290

Past Videos

Laurel Bellows: “Visibility Is Not Equality”

Past ABA President Laurel Bellows presents outcomes from the Gender Equity Task Force, a cornerstone of her 2012-2013 presidency, at the 2013 Women’s Power Summit on Law and Leadership convened by the Center for Women in Law.


Jeffery Pfeffer: “Power: How to Get It, Use It, and Keep It”

In his new book, Power: Why Some People Have It—and Others Don’t, Jeffrey provides a ground-breaking guide for flourishing in an increasingly competitive workplace. He has taught at Stanford University since 1979. He is the author or co-author of thirteen books, and has also held visiting professorships at the Harvard Business School, London Business School, IESE Business School in Spain, and other institutions. Building on the latest social science research and drawing from decades of consulting with corporations and teaching MBA students, Jeffrey shared his insights on how participants can successfully build, maintain, and employ power in their organizations. Participants experienced a candid and realistic examination of human behavior and the implications for individual success.


Gloral Feldt: “Owning Your Power”

Gloria Feldt is author of No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think about Power. She is a leading activist, a bestselling author of four books, and a commentator and keynote speaker on women and leadership, politics, power, health, and media. Gloria’s frontline experience as former President and CEO of Planned Parenthood has given her a unique understanding of the confluence of the personal and the political in leadership and American culture. Currently she is a professor at Arizona State University where she teaches “Women, Power, and Leadership.” At the 2011 Summit, Gloria used both inspirational stories and practical tools to demonstrate how women can redefine power, lead themselves with intention, and reach parity in the workplace.

 

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Power In Law

Power in Law is the white paper that resulted from the 2011 Women’s Power Summit on Law & Leadership. This 40-page report captures seven strategies for getting, using, and keeping power and summarizes the steps that leaders today can take to accelerate the advancement of women in the legal profession.

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Austin Manifesto

The Austin Manifesto, a blueprint for achieving parity in the legal profession, was adopted by acclamation by all of the participants who came to the 2009 Women’s Power Summit on Law & Leadership. By signing the Austin Manifesto, participants committed to personally taking specific, concrete steps to tackle the stubborn obstacles facing women in the profession today.

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