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 - 2:30pmRegistration
2:30pm - 3:30pmKeynote Presentation
Authentic Leadership - Unlocking the Power of Differences - Ritu Bhasin, Speaker, Author, and Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
3:30pm - 3:45pmBreak
3:45pm - 4:15pmKristy Wallace, CEO, Ellevate Network
4:15pm - 4:30pm Break
4:30pm - 5:45pm ACC NY Women's Chapter - panel presentation
Evening Reception and Honors Dinner
6:00pm - 7:00pmReception
7:00pm - 9:00pm Dinner & Honors Program followed by Dessert Reception

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  • Hon. Ann Claire Williams
  • retired United States Circuit Judge of the
  • Unite States Court of Appeals
    Sandie Okoro
  • Sandie Okoro
  • Senior Vice President and
  • World Bank Group General Counsel
  • World Bank


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

Featured Symposium Speakers

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
Ritu Bhasin
  • Ritu Bhasin
  • Speaker, Author and
  • Diversity Inclusion Specialist
  • VP of Policy & Partnerships
Kristy Wallace
  • Kristy Wallace
  • CEO
  • Ellevate Network

Steering Committee

  • Dawn Haghighi
  • General Counsel
  • PVC Murcor Real Estate
  • Monica Palko
  • Deputy Chief Counsel
  • BAE Systems Platforms & Services
  • Michelle Ifill
  • Senior Vice President
  • General Counsel
  • Verizon Corporate Services
  • Jen Mailander
  • Senior Counsel Director Privacy & Compliance
  • coScore, Inc.
  • Kim Bykov
  • Vice President, Senior Counsel
  • Strategy and Transformation
  • CA Technologies
  • Sonya Olds Som
  • Partner
  • Major, Lindsey & Africa
  • K Royal
  • Director
  • TrustArc


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