2019 GWIL Symposium

Please join us for what promises to be an incredible event. The Global Women in Law & Leadership Symposium and Reception and Honors Dinner will bring together high-level professionals to delve into the many issues women face in the workplace and particularly in the corporate legal profession. The Symposium, hosted in collaboration with the ACC NYC Chapter Women's Group, will feature prominent discussions surrounding women in the workplace. Following the Symposium, the dinner will feature distinguished honorees who have made significant contributions to the legal profession, excel as leaders and have been instrumental in advancing opportunities for women around the world.

This special event will take place on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations.


Afternoon Symposium
1:00pm - 2:00pm Registration
2:00pm - 3:00pm Keynote Address

Dr. Arin Reeves, President, Nextions:

Author, One Size Never Fits All: Business Development Strategies for Women (and Most Men)

One size never fits all. Yet, much of the business and leadership advice given to women on how to thrive and advance in workplaces is based on how men thrive and advance. The sustainable advancement of women requires that we recognize and understand the differences between how women and men communicate, work and lead. This presentation will cover ways in which men and women from different backgrounds and perspectives can effectively develop business, while still being authentic. Hear from Dr. Reeves who will dive into those differences in a candid, thoughtful and practicable way.

3:15pm - 4:15pm Words of Wisdom from Courageous Women Counsel
What's changing (and what needs to change) in our profession? What can we learn from history? How do we lead through change? How can we be catalysts for accelerated change? Our moderated panel of courageous women counsel will share their stories, insights and perspectives on the (women's) wave of changes facing the modern-day in-house counsel.
4:30pm - 5:45pm The Global Rise of Women in Leadership
In the last year, the world has witnessed a global rise of women in leadership positions. This panel will address what they see as the effect such rise has had on leadership opportunities for women and corporate success, beginning with a brief report on the current "State of Affairs" for women globally.
Honors Dinner & Reception
6:00pm - 7:00pm Reception on the Delegates Dining Room River Terrace
7:00pm - 9:00pm Dinner & Honors Program followed by Dessert Reception



Sally Yates
  • Sally Yates
  • former Deputy Attorney General
  • United States Department of Justice
  • Nancy Jardini
  • Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Office of Minority and Women Inclusion Officer
  • Fannie Mae
Milford Morse, Michele Photo
  • Michelle Milford Morse    
  • Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy
  • United Nations Foundation


Tillman, Zoe photo
  • Zoe Tillman
  • Reporter
  • BuzzFeed News

Featured Speakers

  • Dawn Haghighi
  • General Counsel
  • PVC Murcor Real Estate Services
  • Independent Director, Elevate Services
  • Jennifer K. Mailander
  • Deputy General Counsel Cybersecurity
  • Fannie Mae
  • Danielle Beniot Manner
  • Senior Privacy Counsel
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Michele Coleman Mayes
  • Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
  • The New York Public Library
  • Linda Ramirez-Eaves
  • General Counsel
  • Olink Proteomics
Arin Reeves
  • Dr. Arin N. Reeves
  • Managing Director
  • Nextions
K. Royal
  • K Royal
  • Director
  • TrustArc
Caren Ulrich Stacy
  • Caren Ulrich Stacy
  • CEO
  • Diversity Lab
Tara Giunta
  • Tara Giunta
  • Partner
  • Paul Hastings LLP
Kim Bykov
  • Kim Bykov
  • Associate General Counsel, Commercial and Legal Operations
  • Broadcom, Inc.
  • Carol DiBattiste
  • General Counsel &
    Chief Compliance, Privacy & People Officer
  • Comscore
Elting, Liz Photo
  • Liz Elting
  • Founder and CEO
  • Elizabeth Elting Foundation
Nyiendo, Licha Photo
  • Licha Nyiendo
  • Deputy Chief Special Counsel for Public Integrity
  • Office of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
Darci Bailey
  • Darci Bailey
  • General Counsel and Chief Human Resource Officer
  • Chapter 4 Corporation
EpsteinHenry, Debbie Photo Squared
  • Debbie Epstein Henry, Esq.
  • Co-Founder and Managing Director
  • Bliss Lawyers
Jolivette Brown, Nannette Judge Pic Squared
  • Hon. Nannette Jolivette Brown
  • Chief Judge
  • U.S. District Court
    Eastern District of Louisiana
Monica Johnson
  • Monica Johnson
  • General Counsel
  • Bonduelle Fresh Americas
    ACC Foundation Board of Directors
Attiga, Najwa photo
  • Najwa Attiga
  • General Counsel
  • Emirates Investment Authority

Steering Committee

  • Dawn Haghighi
  • General Counsel, Privacy & Compliance Officer
  • PVC Murcor Real Estate Services
  • Jennifer K. Mailander
  • Deputy General Counsel Cybersecurity
  • Fannie Mae
  • Kim Bykov
  • Associate General Counsel, Commercial & Legal Operations
  • Broadcom Inc.
  • K Royal
  • Director
  • TrustArc
  • Tanya Avila
  • General Counsel
  • Bigfork Technologies, LLC
  • Kaye Cyrus
  • Director, Legal & Compliance
  • The Burgess Group, LLC
  • Laura J. Dorman
  • Managing Director
    Associate General Counsel
  • Berkeley Research Group
  • Neyha Garga Rajan
  • Vice President
    Assistant General Counsel
  • Tailored Brands
  • Julie Ko
  • Counsel
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Lindsey LeClair
  • Director, Legal Affairs
  • First West Credit Union
  • Linda Ramirez-Eaves
  • General Counsel
  • Olink Proteomics
  • Natasha Rampy-Martorelli
  • Managing Associate
  • Verizon
  • Jennifer Spooner
  • Senior Counsel
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Penny Williams
  • Senior Corporate Counsel
  • Workday, Inc.
  • Melissa Yoon
  • Director, Legal
    Associate General Counsel
  • Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


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