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 16, 2020 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
3:15pm - 4:15pm ACC NYC Women's Group Presents: Industry Insights - The Trajectory of Women In-House Counsel Leaders in Finance, Retail, Entertainment & Technology
4:30pm - 5:45pm The Global Rise of Women in Leadership: BEHIND EVERY THRIVING GENERAL COUNSEL IS HER EXECUTIVE
    Presented in partnership with the Women in the House (WITH) Network
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


Featured Speakers

  • Gail McGovern
  • President & CEO
  • American Red Cross
  • Phyllis Harris
  • General Counsel
  • American Red Cross

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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