Susan Blount Power Lunch Series

The Center for Women in Law, through the Susan Blount Power Lunch Series, seeks to provide students with role models and mentors by exposing them to prominent women lawyers and other public figures from a wide range of career paths. These events provide students with opportunities to ask questions and discuss their own career goals in an informal and interactive environment. The series is named after Susan Blount, a Founding Member of the Center, in honor of her generous gifts of time and talent as she stepped into the role of interim executive director in 2019.

The Susan Blount Power Lunch Series is supported by the generosity of the Hortense Ward Speakers Fund.

2024 Power Lunch Series
Regina Jones Power Lunch
Power Lunch with Regina Jones

During this conversation, Regina Jones discussed her legal career and the ethical standards and challenges of a corporate general counsel. Jones discussed how to help companies navigate regulatory frameworks and how regulatory and compliance expertise can transfer across industries. 

Power Lunch w Sara Moss
Power Lunch with Sara Moss

Judge Nancy Atlas, retired U.S. District Judge, hosted a conversation with Sara Moss, Senior Advisor and former Vice Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies. During this conversation, they discussed their legal careers, including Judge Atlas’s path to the bench and Ms. Moss’s path to becoming General Counsel and Vice Chair of the Board for Estée Lauder. 

2023 Power Lunch Series
Power Lunch Silverberg
January 19, 2023 - Ambassador Kristen Silverberg

On 1/19/23 Ambassador Kristen Silverberg, COO of the Business Roundtable, discussed her legal and professional career and the ethical standards and challenges of a lawyer in public service.

2022 Power Lunch Series
Election law and Voting Rights Power Lunch
November 3, 2022 - Election Law and Voting Rights with Liz Avore and Mimi Marziani

This program was a timely discussion before Election Day on November 8. During this conversation, Liz Avore of the Voting Rights Lab discussed her pathway to advocating for better voting laws.

Atencio Power Lunch
October 6, 2022 - Chief Justice Martinez and Dolores Atencio

During this event, we heard Chief Justice Rebeca Martinez, Chief Justice of the Fourth Court of Appeals for the State of Texas, and Dolores Atencio, former co-chair of the HNBA Latina Commission and creator of the Luminarias de la Ley Project, speak about their career journeys as Latinas in the legal profession.