2017 Women’s Power Summit™

On April 26-28, 2017, the Center for Women in Law will convene leaders for its fifth biennial Women’s Power Summit on Law and Leadership™. Described as “a veritable Who’s Who of influential women in the legal profession,” the Women’s Power Summit™ is one of the most significant gatherings of women lawyers in the country.

Apr 26, 2017 - to - Apr 28, 2017

Austin, TX

Speakers and attendees include chief legal officers and general counsel, law firm managing partners, judges, government officials, elected officials, law school deans, bar presidents, and other preeminent lawyers, as well as academics and business leaders who are positioned to make significant and lasting change in the legal profession.

The invitation-only event assembles women at the pinnacle of their careers – powerful women who have the ability to lead and achieve results within their organizations. It provides a rare opportunity for women leaders to engage in innovative programming and to network with their female peers, while also encouraging those leaders to claim the mantle of responsibility to make a positive difference for all women.

Sandra Phillips Rogers, Group Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, Toyota Motor North America, and Arleas Upton Kea, Director of Administration, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, are the co-chairs.

See photos from the 2017 Women’s Power Summit™ here.

See press release here

See program here.

Explore the outcomes from the 2017 Women’s Power Summit™ and watch the video below.

 

Speakers

Linda L. Addison

Immediate Past Managing Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Board Member, Catalyst

Linda Addison is Past US Managing Partner and Chair of the US Management Committee.  Prior to heading the firm, Linda served as Global Head of Dispute Resolution and Litigation, the world's largest litigation practice, and Partner-in-Charge of the firm's New York office.

Kim K. Azzarelli

Co-Founder, Seneca Women, Chair and Co-Founder, Cornell Center for Women and Justice, Partner, Seneca Point Global

Kim K. Azzarelli is a business, philanthropic, and legal advisor focused on advancing women and girls.

Michelle Banks

Board Member, DirectWomen, Senior Advisor, BarkerGilmore

Michelle Banks is a Senior Advisor at BarkerGilmore specializing in providing executive leadership coaching to women general counsel.

Sharon R. Barner

Vice President and General Counsel, Cummins Inc.

Sharon is Vice President and General Counsel for Cummins Inc., where she is responsible for worldwide legal matters and oversees a team of lawyers, paralegals and other professionals.

Tina Brown

Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media

Tina Brown is an award‐winning journalist, editor, author and founder and CEO of Tina Brown Live Media, a company dedicated to summits, salons, flash forums and debates.

Stephanie D. Clouston

Partner, Alston & Bird LLP

Stephanie Clouston leads Alston & Bird’s Dallas litigation practice. She is an experienced and effective litigator who focuses her practice on business disputes in the telecommunications, manufacturing, energy and construction industries.

Nina Cortell

Nina Cortell currently serves as a Partner at Haynes and Boone LLP, an international corporate law firm. For almost four decades, Nina has represented corporations, public entities and individuals in cases that have put her at the forefront of the Texas litigation practice.

Samantha Crispin

Corporate Department Chair, Partner, Baker Botts

Samantha Hale Crispin is a seasoned M&A lawyer with over 20 years of experience helping publicly traded and privately held corporate clients and private equity funds in complex M&A, capital markets and strategic business transactions.

Flora Darpino

Lieutenant General, US Army JAG Corps, The Office of the Judge Advocate General

FLORA DARPINO serves as the 39th Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army and is the first woman to hold that position since the first Judge Advocate General was appointed by George Washington in 1775.

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.

Margaret M. Foran

Chief Governance Officer, Senior Vice President, and Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial Inc.

Ms. Foran is Chief Governance Officer, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Prudential Financial, Inc. Her role at Prudential also includes oversight of the Company’s Shareholder Services and Sustainability divisions.

Claudia Frost

Claudia Wilson Frost is a partner in the Houston office of Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP. She has handled dozens of jury trials in state and federal courts in her 30-plus-year career as a trial lawyer, appellate advocate and strategist.

Hilda C. Galvan

President Elect, Partner-in-Charge, Jones Day

Hilda Galvan is Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day, Dallas.  Hilda, a nationally recognized trial lawyer, has represented plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual litigation in courts across the country for more than 25 years.

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

Leslie A. Goldman

Managing Director, In-House Practice Group, Major, Lindsey & Africa

Ms. Goldman, a Managing Director with Major, Lindsey & Africa’s In-House Practice Group, is retained by companies to recruit chief legal officers, chief compliance officers, deputy GCs and other senior in-house attorneys.

Marcy Greer

Marcy Hogan Greer is a partner with Alexander, Dubose, Jefferson & Townsend in Austin. She is recognized for her work in federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the country.

Laurie N. Robinson Haden

Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, CBS Corporation

Laurie Nicole Robinson Haden—an award winning lawyer and agent of change—truly personifies the 21st century businesswoman whose skills, passion and commitments are multi-faceted and the beneficiaries of her associations and accomplishments are many.

Kimberley D. Harris

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, NBCUniversal

Ms. Harris provides legal advice to the NBCUniversal senior management team and supervises the Law Department, which handles legal matters for all of NBCUniversal’s business units. She also coordinates NBCUniversal’s global regulatory and legislative agenda.

Valerie Jarrett

Senior Advisor, President Obama Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement Chair, White House Council for Women and Girls

Valerie B. Jarrett was the longest serving Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. She oversaw the Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and Chaired the White House Council on Women and Girls.

Gregory B. Jordan

General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Gregory B. Jordan is executive vice president, general counsel and chief administrative officer of The PNC Financial Services Group.

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.

Sylvia Kerrigan

Executive Director & Board Member, KBH Energy Center; Diversified Energy; Team Industrial

Sylvia Kerrigan has over a decade of experience in the board room as a director and former executive for the industrial, transportation and energy sectors.

Linda Klein

President, American Bar Association

Linda Klein is the senior managing shareholder at Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz and president of the American Bar Association.

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.

Madeleine M. McDonough

Partner, Shook Hardy & Bacon

Madeleine began a five-year term as Chair of Shook, Hardy & Bacon on January 1, 2017. A former clinical pharmacist, she represents multinational companies in a range of industries: pharmaceutical, animal health, medical device, food, cosmetics and beverage.

Elizabeth D. Moore

Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.

Elizabeth D. Moore is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., providing electric, gas and steam service to New York City and Westchester County.

Catherine R. Nathan

Partner, Former Co-Head, Legal, Compliance & Regulatory Practice, Spencer Stuart

Catherine Nathan, based in Washington and formerly in New York, is a lawyer and former leader of Spencer Stuart’s Legal, Compliance & Regulatory Search Practice (LCR).

Julie Anne Preng

Office Managing Partner and Managing Partner, Legal Center of Expertise, Korn Ferry

Julie Anne Preng is Office Managing Partner of Korn Ferry’s Stamford office and Managing Partner of the Firm’s Legal Center of Expertise.

Yvonne K. Puig

U.S. Chief Integration Partner, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Norton Rose Fulbright

Ms. Puig has a substantial commercial litigation practice in both state and federal courts. She represents large health systems, medical schools, institutional health care providers, for profit educational companies, and managed care organizations across the US. 

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.

Lauren Rivera

Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Lauren Rivera is a leading expert on workplace evaluations. She has written extensively on hiring and promotion practices in elite professional service firms.

Sarah R. Saldaña

Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (2014-2017) U.S. Attorney, USAO, Northern District of Texas (2011-2014)

Sarah Saldaña has a long history of government service. From 2014 to 2017, Sarah served as the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Sarah was the first Latina to lead ICE.

Gina Shishima

U.S. Chief Strategy and Operations Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Gina Shishima is the U.S. Chief Strategy and Operations Partner for Norton Rose Fulbright, where she also serves on the US and Global management committees. She was previously the U.S. Head of Intellectual Property and the U.S. Chief Diversity Officer.

Olympia Snowe

United States Senator (1995-2003) United States Senate

Olympia Snowe’s dedicated work in the U.S. Senate garnered her nationwide recognition as a leading policymaker in Washington. In 2005, she was named the 54th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine.

Hon. Amy St. Eve

United States District Court Judge, Northern District of Illinois, Adjunct Professor, Northwestern Law School

Amy J. St. Eve was appointed as a United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois in 2002. At 36, St. Eve was one of the youngest judges ever appointed in the Northern District of Illinois. Since her appointment, St.

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 Steinem

Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, political activist, and feminist organizer. She travels in this and other countries as an organizer and lecturer and is a frequent media spokeswoman on issues of equality.

Lizanne Thomas

Partner-in-Charge Southern U.S. Region, Jones Day

Lizanne Thomas heads the Firm's corporate governance team. She is also Partner-in-Charge of the Firm's Southern U.S. Region. While her roots are as an M&A lawyer, Lizanne practices, teaches, and lives corporate governance.

Ann M. Veneman

Executive Director, UNICEF (2005-2010) Secretary of Agriculture (2001-2005) Board Member, Nestlé Board Member, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Ann M. Veneman has a distinguished career in public service, serving as the Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) from 2005 to 2010 and as the United States Secretary of Agriculture from 2001 to 2005.

Melanne Verveer

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues (2009-2013) U.S. State Department Co-Founder, Seneca Women Executive Director, Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Georgetown University

Melanne Verveer serves as the Co-Founder of Seneca Women and Executive Director of Georgetown University's Institute for Women, Peace and Security.

Amy Weaver

President, Legal & General Counsel, Salesforce, Inc

Amy Weaver leads the global legal and corporate security teams at salesforce.com and advises the company’s board of directors and management on legal issues. She is a member of the company’s executive committee.

Cali Williams Yost

Workplace Strategist, Author, Speaker and Founder, Flex Strategy Group / Work Life Fit Inc.

Cali Williams Yost is a pioneering workplace strategist, author, speaker and founder of the Flex Strategy Group / Work Life Fit Inc.

Deborah R. Gilg

Neutral Arbitrator, Financial Regulatory Authority Commissioner, Nebraska Crime Commission U.S. Attorney, District of Nebraska (2009-2017)

Deborah R. Gilg is the former United States Attorney for Nebraska. She was appointed by President Barack Obama and served from 2009-2017.

Agenda

April 26, 2017

12:00 pm

Pre-Women's Power Summit Workshop

Little Colony

In this interactive workshop, award-winning speaker, author, and executive coach, Neena Newberry, will share how a consistent focus on Purpose, Presence & Power gets results every time.

Speaker: Neena Newberry, President, Newberry Executive Solutions

Separate Registration Required
Fee:  $125 (includes lunch)
Attendance limited to 20

E-mail daddison@law.utexas.edu for registration details.

4:15 p.m.

Registration and Opening Reception

Ballroom Terrace

Sponsor: Toyota

5:30 p.m.

Summit Kickoff

Four Seasons Ballroom

Speaker: Sandra Phillips Rogers, Group Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel & Secretary, Toyota Motor North America; Co-Chair, 2017 Women's Power Summit

5:35 p.m.

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Four Seasons Ballroom

Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Cisselon Nichols Hurd, Senior Counsel, Global Litigation Americas, Shell Oil Company

 

5:40 p.m.

Opening Keynote

Four Seasons Ballroom

Speaker: Gloria Steinem, Writer, Political Activist, and Feminist Organizer

Interviewed by: Michele Coleman Mayes, Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, The New York Public Library

Sponsor: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

6:40 p.m.

All Women Created Equal?: From Tokens to Inclusion in Women's Initiatives

Four Seasons Ballroom

Less than three percent of all partners are women of color and nearly 50 percent of law firm offices have no partners who are women of color, according to NALP. Improving these dire statistics requires a commitment from individuals and institutions to make the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women of color an integral part of any effort to advance women in the profession. The speakers will suggest specific actions that participants can take to create inclusive women’s initiatives in their organizations.

Speakers:

Michele Coleman Mayes, Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, The New York Public Library (moderator)

Madeleine McDonough, Chair and Partner, Shook Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Lauren Rivera, Associate Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and Author, Pedigree: How Elite Students get Elite Jobs

Gina N. Shishima, Head of Intellectual Property and Member, Management Committee, Norton Rose Fulbright U.S. LLP

Debra Wong Yang, Partner, Gibson Dunn; retired Judge, LA Superior Court, California (1997-2002); U.S. Attorney, USAO, Central District of California (2002-2006)

Manifesto Moment: Maureen Mulligan, Partner, Peabody & Arnold LLP

7:30 p.m.

Dinner on the Lawn

The Lawn

Sponsor: Haynes and Boone, LLP

April 27, 2017

Time

Session Information

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast and Registration

Four Seasons Ballroom Foyer and Terrace

Sponsor: Jones Day

8:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Four Seasons Ballroom

Speaker: Arleas Upton Kea, Director of Administration, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Co-Chair, 2017 Women’s Power Summit

Manifesto Moment: Ward Farnsworth, Dean, Texas Law

8:10 a.m.

Moving from Action to Results

Four Seasons Ballroom

Law firms and law departments have training programs on skills, such as leadership and business development, and yet, the percentage of women and people of color moving into positions of institutional and economic power have remained virtually stagnant. In this segment, our panelists will discuss the tools they have used to determine what actions yield the most impact and how measuring results has changed the representation of women and people of color in positions of power within their organizations and in external organizations.

Introduction of Speakers: Arleas Upton Kea, Director of Administration, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporations; Co-Chair, 2017 Women's Power Summit

Speakers:

Pat Gillette, Speaker and Workplace Equality Advocate (moderator)

Sharon R. Barner, Vice President and General Counsel, Cummins Inc.

Kimberley D. Harris, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, NBCUniversal

Stasia Kelly, Co-Managing Partner (Americas), DLA Piper

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

Christopher P. Reynolds, Executive Vice President – Corporate Resources, Toyota Motor North America; Managing Officer & General Counsel, Toyota Motor Corporation

9:30 a.m.

More Women Leading in the Courtroom

Four Seasons Ballroom

Women are under-represented as first chairs in trials and in important courtroom roles, a recent ABA report found. Hear from prominent judges about the steps they are taking to increase the number of women as lead counsel.

Introdution of Speakers: Yvonne K. Puig, Head of Life Sciences and Healthcare & Immediate Past Member of Management Committee, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Speakers:

The Hon. Fernande R.V. Duffly, Associate Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (Ret.) (moderator)

The Hon. Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, Chief Judge, District of Columbia Court of Appeals

The Hon. Nancy Friedman Atlas, Senior District Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

The Hon. Amy J. St. Eve, District Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

10:45 a.m.

Interactive Breakouts

Four Seasons Austin

Equalize the Playing Field

In her book, Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs, Lauren Rivera challenges our most cherished beliefs about college as a great equalizer and exposes the class biases built into American notions about the best and the brightest that interfere with achieving equity.

Speaker: Lauren Rivera, Associate Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Innovate Your Way To Power

Innovative leaders will share how they increased their power by taking risks and creating unconventional opportunities for themselves.

Speakers:

Linda Broocks, Partner, Ogden, Broocks & Hall, LLP (moderator)

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

Laurie Robinson Haden, Founder and CEO, Corporate Counsel Women of Color and Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, CBS Corporation

Caren Ulrich Stacy, CEO, Diversity Lab and Vice President of Policy and Partnerships, US National Committee for UN Women, SFBA

Make Your Next Power Move

Executive level recruiters will tell you what you can do to position yourself for a move within the C-Suite and from the C-Suite to the Boardroom.

Speakers:

Leslie A. Goldman, Managing Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa, and Former Vice President and General Counsel, Fisher HealthCare (moderator)

Lee Hanson, Vice Chairman, Heidrick & Struggles

Catherine R. Nathan, Partner and Member of the Legal, Compliance & Regulatory Practice, Spencer Stuart

Julie Preng, Office Managing Partner and Managing Partner, Legal Center of Expertise, Korn Ferry

Embrace Flexibility to Retain Power Players

Hear from leading lawyers and a leading work-life fit advisor on how they are making flexibility work in their organizations.

Speakers:

Nina Cortell, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Elizabeth D. Moore, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.

Cali Williams Yost, CEO and Founder of Flex+Strategy Group & Work+Life Fit Inc.

Develop Power Players

Learn how to effectively mentor, sponsor, and move the next generation of women leaders into positions of power and influence

Speaker: Andrea Kramer, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Leadership Lunch

Four Seasons Ballroom

Sponsor: Norton Rose Fulbright

The Politics of Power

Introduction of Speakers:  Hilda C. Galvan, Partner-in-Charge, Jones Day (Dallas)

Speakers:

Tina Brown, CEO and Founder: Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World (interviewer)

Olympia Snowe, U.S. Senator, Maine (1995-2013)

Manifesto Moment: Deborah Gilg, U.S. Attorney, District of Nebraska (2009-2017)

2:00 p.m.

Lessons From Public Service

Four Seasons Ballroom

Former government officials will describe what attracted them to public service, how they implemented domestic and global agendas, the lessons they learned, and their transitions in and out of these roles.

Speakers:

Linda L. Addison, Immediate Past Managing Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP and Board Member, Catalyst (moderator)

Sarah R. Saldaña, Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (2014-2017); U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Texas (2011-2014) 

Ann M. Veneman, Executive Director, UNICEF (2005-2010); Secretary of Agriculture (2001-2005); BoardMember, Nestlé; and Board Member, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

2:45 p.m.

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

Four Seasons Ballroom

Chris Voss will take you inside the world of high-stakes hostage negotiations, revealing the skills that helped him and his colleagues succeed where it mattered most: saving lives. He will apply nine effective principles—counterintuitive tactics and strategies—that you, too, can use to get results for yourself and for women within your organization.

Introduction of Speaker: Stephanie D. Clouston, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP

Speaker: Chris Voss, Former Lead International Kidnapping Negotiator, Federal Bureau of Investigations; Founder and CEO, The Black Swan Group

4:00 p.m.

Pay Equity: The Final Frontier

Four Seasons Ballroom

Studies show that women continue to earn less than their male peers. This panel of law firm partners and general counsel will share the steps they are taking to interrupt bias in the compensation process to ensure equitable compensation in their organizations and the law firms they hire. Panelists will discuss tactics to negotiate compensation, including things women should ask for during salary negotiation.

Introduction of Speakers: Samantha Hale Crispin, Partner, Baker Botts

Speakers:

Claudia Wilson Frost, Partner IP and Co-Leader Energy Disputes Group, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (moderator)

Michelle Banks, Executive Vice President, Global General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, Gap Inc. (Ret.)

Kimberly Leach Johnson, Partner and Firm Chair, Quarles & Brady LLP

Gregory B. Jordan, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer, The PNC Financial Services Group; Global Managing Partner, Reed Smith LLP (2000-2013)

Amy E. Weaver, President, Legal; General Counsel, Salesforce

5:45 p.m.

Buses Leave for Legacy Dinner

Valet

6:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Legacy Dinner

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Sponsor: Dell

Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Linda Bray Chanow, Executive Director, Center for Women in Law

Manifesto Moment: Flora Darpino, Lieutenant General, US Army JAG Corps, The Office of the Judge Advocate General

Keynote Speaker:

Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama; Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement; Chair of the White House Council for Women and Girls (2009-2017)

April 28, 2017

Time

Session Information

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Four Seasons Ballroom

Sponsor: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

8:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker

Four Seasons Ballroom

Introduction of Speaker:  Marcy Hogan Greer, Partner, Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend LLP

Speaker: Linda Klein, President, American Bar Association

Manifesto Moment: Caren Ulrich Stacy, CEO, Diversity Lab; Vice President of Policy and Partnerships, US National Committee for UN Women, SFBA

9:00 a.m.

Power Plays in the Boardroom

Four Seasons Ballroom

Women on corporate boards and public-sector authorities are critical to changing the status quo for women.  Hear how panelists got these coveted positions, what really happens when the lawyers are out of the room, and how they are using their power to advance women in their organizations.

Speakers:

Shemin V. Proctor, Managing Partner, Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP (Washington, D.C.) (moderator)

Peggy Foran, Chief Governance Officer, SVP and Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc. and Board Member, Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Sylvia J. Kerrigan, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Marathon Oil Corporation; Board Member, Team Inc.; Board Member, Nine Point Energy, LLC

Janiece Longoria, Chairman, Port of Houston Authority; Board Member, CenterPoint Energy, Inc.; Board Member, Superior Energy Services; and Regent, The University of Texas System

Kim Lubel, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, CST Brands; Chairman of the Board, CrossAmerica Partners, LP; and Board Member, WPX Energy, Inc.

Lizanne Thomas, Partner-in-Charge (Southern U.S. Region), Jones Day and Board Member,  Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc. and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.; Board Member, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (2004-16)

10:30 a.m.

Power and Purpose

Four Seasons Ballroom

Companies, countries, and organizations the world over are waking up to today’s new reality. Women control the lion’s share of purchasing power and are increasingly essential to competitiveness. The age of women’s transformative economic influence has finally arrived, and women are using their power for purpose, redefining what power and success mean in the process. In their book, Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose, Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Kim Azzarelli document how some of the world’s most inspiring women are using their growing economic power to create success and meaning in their lives while building a better world.

Speakers:

Sandra Phillips Rogers, Group Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel & Secretary, Toyota Motor North America; Co-Chair, 2017 Women’s Power Summit (moderator)

Melanne Verveer, United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues (2009-13); Co-Founder, Seneca Women; Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Kim Azzarelli, Co-Founder, Seneca Women; Chair and Co-Founder, Cornell Center for Women and Justice

11:30 a.m.

Concluding Remarks

Four Seasons Ballroom

Speakers:

Sandra Phillips Rogers, Group Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel & Secretary, Toyota Motor North America; Co-Chair, 2017 Women’s Power Summit

Arleas Upton Kea, Arleas Upton Kea, Director of Administration, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Co-Chair, 2017 Women’s Power Summit

12:00 p.m.

Farewell Lunch

The Lawn

Sponsor: Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP

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Venue

The 2017 Women’s Power Summit™ will take place at the Four Season Hotel, 98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, Texas. 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.

HAMPTON INN & SUITES AUSTIN-DOWNTOWN/CONVENTION CENTER

$239/night

200 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 744-0825

RADISSON HOTEL AND SUITES DOWNTOWN AUSTIN

$289/night

111 E Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78701
 

WESTIN AUSTIN DOWNTOWN

$289/night

310 East 5th Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 391-2333

Advisory Board

CO-CHAIRS

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Sandra Phillips Rogers

Sandra Phillips Rogers is group vice president, chief legal officer, general counsel and secretary of Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). In this role, she leads the legal services function for Toyota’s operations in North America, Toyota Legal One (“TL1”). Ms. Rogers is responsible for managing representation of Toyota’s affiliates in North America, including legal services across the areas of litigation, intellectual property, labor and employment, regulatory law and business operations support. She is also a member of Toyota’s global leadership team and is a member of the Executive Diversity and Inclusion Committee. In recognition of her leadership in diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, Ms. Rogers was the recipient of the 2016 Legacy Award from the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law and the 2008 Defense Research Institute’s Diversity Pioneer Award. She serves on the Board of Directors for the YWCA USA and the University of Texas Law School Foundation. In February 2017, she was named one of Black Enterprise’s 75 Most Powerful Women in Business.

 

 

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Arleas Upton Kea

 

Arleas Upton Kea is director of administration at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. After serving as a distinguished lawyer for 13 years, she transitioned to the business side of the FDIC. In this role, she provides nation-wide strategic leadership to the infrastructure and oversees corporate operations, including, human resources, procurement, leasing, and facilities on a nation-wide basis for eight regional locations, 85 field offices and the corporate Headquarters in Washington, DC. Under Ms. Kea’s management, the FDIC’s Conference Center has served as the stage for assembling finance leaders from around the world to discuss current economic problems, and forge international cooperation in oversight of the financial marketplace. She has received numerous awards for management excellence, human resources innovation, and related areas, including a 2012 nomination for the prestigious Service to America Medal of Honor. She recently served on a White House Advisory Group for Reform of the Senior Executive Service. She currently serves as the vice-president of the University of Texas Law School Alumni Association.

 

ADVISORY BOARD

Linda L. Addison
Immediate Past Managing Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright U.S. LLP

The Hon. Nancy Friedman Atlas
Senior District Judge, U.S. District Court
for the Southern District of Texas

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

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

Jerry K. Clements
Chair
Locke Lord LLP

Mary B. Cranston
Retired Senior Partner
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

The Hon. Fernande R.V. Duffly
Associate Justice
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (Ret.)

Deborah Gillis
President & Chief Executive Officer
Catalyst

Kimberly Leach Johnson
Partner and Firm Chair
Quarles & Brady LLP

Anastasia Kelly
Co-Managing Partner (Americas)
DLA Piper

Catherine Lamboley
Sr. Vice President and General Counsel
Shell Oil Company (Ret.)

Roberta Lang
Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel
Whole Foods Market, Inc. (Ret.)

Heidi Lewis
Vice President and Group General Counsel-Corporate
Dynegy

Roberta D. Liebenberg
Senior Partner
Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C.

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

Jami Wintz McKeon
Chair
Morgan Lewis

Karen A. Popp
Partner
Sidley Austin LLP

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

Outcomes
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power plays that matter

Power Plays that Matter: Themes that emerged from the 2017 Women’s Power Summit on Law and Leadership™.

 

 

 

 

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Power for Change

The second publication in the Power series that resulted from the 2015 Women’s Power Summit™, Power for Change, provides five steps for all women lawyers to assume responsibility and take the lead in advancing fellow women professionals across the legal profession, now and in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

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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.