2011 Women's Power Summit

2011 Women's Power Summit

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.

Apr 27, 2011 - to - Apr 29, 2011
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Read the Center’s white paper on getting, using, and keeping power in legal institutions.

“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 what people are saying about the 2011 Women’s Power Summit™:

Summit Chair:

Roberta D. Liebenberg, Senior Partner, Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C. and Chair, American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession

Keynote speakers:


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

Jones Day

Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP

Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP

Shell Oil Company

The University of Texas System


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Baker Hostetler

CenterPoint Energy

Linda Crooker Hunsaker

Ogden, Gibson, Broocks, Longoria & Hall, LLP

Winstead PC