Thank You

What a special day we had at the United Nations on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. We had over 240 attendees join us for our 2nd Annual Global Women in Law & Leadership event at the United Nations in New York City. Together we are encouraging people from around the world to learn from one another, and to collaborate in the name of progress. Just as the United Nations encourages nations to connect, ACC hopes to inspire similar collaboration in the legal community.

The work of the ACC Foundation is making a difference. Our Women in the House (WITH) initiative has captured the attention of many ACC members; stay tuned, as this program is growing exponentially. Plus, the Foundation is excited to further its collaboration with Diversity Lab on the OnRamp In-House Fellowship and the in-house law departments who participate in this program. This unique venture will help women who have taken a break in their career to re-enter the workforce.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended the events at the United Nations and to those who are already planning to join us again next year. It was an absolute pleasure to be in the distinguished company of so many women leaders, celebrating accomplishments and generosity of spirit.

Please consider how you can go beyond breaking barriers, either by reaching out and helping other women achieve their goals or by participating in one of our initiatives to support women lawyers. We look forward to seeing you in 2018!

Save the Date!

Global Women in Law & Leadership June 19, 2018 at the United Nations.


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

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please click below.



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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