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 19, 2018 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.


Afternoon Symposium
2:00pm - 2:30pm Registration
2:30pm - 3:30pm Keynote Presentation
Authentic Leadership - Unlocking the Power of Differences - Ritu Bhasin, Speaker, Author, and Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
3:30pm - 3:45pm Break
3:45pm - 4:15pm Redefining Activism
Kristy Wallace, CEO, Ellevate Network
4:15pm - 4:30pm Break
4:30pm - 5:45pm ACC New York City Women's Chapter Panel Presentation: Women Attorneys Leading Through Change
Panelists ~ Tara Giunta, Rhonda Joy McLean, Caren Ulrich Stacy and Michelle Ifill
Evening Reception and Honors Dinner
6:00pm - 7:00pm Welcome Reception on the River Terrace
7:00pm - 8:30pm Honors Dinner
8:30pm - 9:30pm Dessert Reception on the River Terrace

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  • Sandie Okoro
  • Sandie Okoro
  • Senior Vice President and
  • World Bank Group General Counsel
  • World Bank


Richard Lui
  • Richard Lui
  • Journalist and News Anchor
  • MSNBC and NBC News

Featured Speakers

Ritu Bhasin
  • Ritu Bhasin
  • Speaker, Author and
  • Diversity Inclusion Specialist
  • Bhasin Consulting, Inc.
Kristy Wallace
  • Kristy Wallace
  • CEO
  • Ellevate Network
Veta T. Richardson
  • Veta T. Richardson
  • President & CEO
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
Tara Giunta
  • Tara Giunta
  • Partner
  • Paul Hastings LLP
Rhonda McLean
  • Rhonda Joy McLean
  • former Deputy General Counsel
  • Time, Inc.
Caren Ulrich Stacy
  • Caren Ulrich Stacy
  • CEO
  • Diversity Lab
Michelle Ifill
  • Michelle Ifill
  • Senior Vice President
  • General Counsel
  • Verizon Corporate Services Group, Inc.
K. Royal
  • K Royal
  • Director
  • TrustArc
Kim Bykov
  • Kim Bykov
  • VP, Senior Counsel
  • CA Technologies
Dawn Haghighi
  • Dawn Haghighi
  • General Counsel, Privacy & Compliance Officer
  • PVC Murcor Real Estate Services
  • Jeannine M. Cordero
  • Counsel,
    General Counsel Organization
  • American Express
  • Penny M. Williams
  • Senior Corporate Counsel
  • Workday, Inc.
  • Naomi Waltman
  • Senior Vice President
    Associate General Counsel
  • CBS Corporation

Steering Committee

  • Dawn Haghighi
  • General Counsel
  • PVC Murcor Real Estate
  • Monica Palko
  • Vice President and General Counsel
  • Lockheed Martin Space
  • Michelle Ifill
  • Senior Vice President
  • General Counsel
  • Verizon Corporate Services
  • Jen Mailander
  • Senior Counsel Director Privacy & Compliance
  • comScore, Inc.
  • Kim Bykov
  • Vice President, Senior Counsel
  • CA Technologies
  • Sonya Olds Som
  • Partner
  • Major, Lindsey & Africa
  • K Royal
  • Director
  • TrustArc


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