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. Beginning in the afternoon, the Symposium, hosted in collaboration with the ACC NYC Chapter Women's Group, will feature discussions about women leaders effectuating cultural change, as well as the topics of risk, ambition and self-promotion. 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 20, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations. During the Reception and Honors Dinner, the honorees will provide our audience with a glimpse of how they overcame traditional barriers to success and how they are helping future generations of women professionals do the same. It is no coincidence we have chosen the prestigious United Nations as our venue for this program. The UN's Sustainable Development Goals 5 and 10 are aligned with the ACC Foundation's mission and we will work tirelessly to support this effort.

* Please note: A limited number of Individual registrations for the afternoon symposium portion of this event have just become available, be sure to register now before they are sold out!



Afternoon Symposium
2:00pm - 2:30pmRegistration
2:30pm - 3:30pmWomen Leaders Effectuating Cultural Change
3:30pm - 3:50pmTed Talk: The Mindset, Skills and Behaviors of High Performing Women
3:50pm - 4:00pmBreak
4:00pm - 5:30pm Risk, Ambition & Self-Promotion: Women Leaders Cultivating Their Ambitions and Claiming Their Contributions
Evening Reception and Honors Dinner
6:00pm - 7:00pmReception
7:00pm - 9:00pm Dinner & Honors Program followed by Dessert Reception

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Nadja Bellan-White
  • Nadja Bellan-White
  • CEO
  • Ogilvy & Mather Africa
Kim Rivera
  • Kim Rivera
  • Chief Legal Officer
  • HP Inc.
Sabrina Shizue McKenna
  • Sabrina Shizue McKenna
  • Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Hawaii


Sunny Hostin
  • Sunny Hostin
  • Senior Legal Correspondent & Analyst
  • ABC News: Co-Host, The View


Caren Ulrich-Stacy
  • Caren Ulrich Stacy
  • CEO
  • Diversity Lab
  • VP of Policy & Partnerships
  • US National Committee for UN Women, SFr
K Royal
  • K Royal
  • General Counsel & Privacy Officer
  • Aridessa
Jennifer K. Mailander
  • Jennifer K. Mailander
  • Director, Compliance & Privacy
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Corporation Service Company
Kimberley Harris
  • Kimberley Harris
  • Executive Vice President
  • General Counsel
  • NBCUniversal
  • Afternoon Symposium
Debbie Epstein Henry
  • Debbie Epstein Henry
  • Co-Founder & Managing Director
  • Bliss Lawyers
  • Afternoon Symposium
Jennifer Chen
  • Jennifer Chen
  • Director
  • ACC Foundation
  • Afternoon Symposium
  • Evening Honors Dinner
Kelly Mahon Tullier
  • Kelly Mahon Tullier
  • Executive Vice President
  • General Counsel
  • Visa
  • Afternoon Symposium
Michelle Gyles-McDonnough
  • Michelle Gyles-McDonnough
  • Director
  • Sustainable Development Unit
  • Office of the Secretary General
  • United Nations
  • Afternoon Symposium
Rena Reiss
  • Rena Hozore Reiss
  • Executive Vice President
  • General Counsel & Secretary
  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • Afternoon Symposium
Tara Giunta
  • Tara Giunta
  • Partner, Chair Women's Initiative
  • Paul Hastings
  • Afternoon Symposium
Monica Palko
  • Monica Palko
  • Deputy Chief Counsel
  • BAE Systems Platforms & Services
  • Afternoon Symposium

Steering Committee

  • Suzanne Rich Folsom
  • General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Senior Vice President
  • United States Steel Corporation
  • Tracey Gilliam
  • Senior Vice President
  • Chief Counsel - Litigation
  • MetLife
  • Michelle Ifill
  • Senior Vice President
  • General Counsel
  • Verizon Corporate Services
  • Marcela Kopelman
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • Exiger LLC
  • Malvina Longoria
  • General Counsel
  • Strategy and Transformation
  • Mastercard
  • Monica Palko
  • Deputy Chief Counsel
  • BAE Systems Platforms & Services
  • Kelly Slavitt
  • Senior Vice President, General Counsel - North America & Food
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Madhu Southworth
  • Senior Vice President
  • Legal & Business Affairs
  • AMC Networks
  • Luise Welby
  • Senior Associate General Counsel
  • Freddie Mac


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