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Celebrating Women in the Law who #BreakTheBias Around the World 

In honor of International Women’s Day, the ACC Foundation Women in the House (WITH) Network is celebrating women in the law who #BreakTheBias around the world.  

Please join the Women in the House (WITH) Network for a groundbreaking global event planned by the WITH leadership team. Our focus and event title is Celebrating Women in the Law who #BreakTheBias Around the World. Beginning on Monday, March 7, WITH will host daily themed events ranging from international panels of outstanding women who are breaking the bias in their daily legal lives to charitable giving and selfcare and ending the week with a networking digital happy hour to connect and reflect on the week’s activities. Please join us for a week of celebrating International Women’s Day and help us #BreakTheBias together. #WITHcares #ACCFamily #IWD2022 #ACCFoundation

See how ACC Chapters are supporting International Women's Day.


Monday, March 7th: “ACC Around the World” 

How do you #BreakTheBias? What have you overcome to get to your current position, and how do you continue to #BreakTheBias – in the workplace and in your daily life? We want to hear from you! Strike the IWD 2022 pose and share your #BreakTheBias image, video, resources, presentation or articles on social media using #WITHcares #IWD2022 #BreakTheBias to be a part of the movement.   


Tuesday, March 8th: US Women’s National Soccer Team – Landmark Win for Equal Pay

Join us at 3:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm PT for a discussion between our partner Nicole Saharsky, lead appellate counsel for the USWNT players, and Liz Stern, our Washington DC office managing partner, on how the team achieved this unprecedented result. Nicole will explain what prompted the players to file suit, describe some of the twists and turns along the way (both in court and out of court), and explain how the team put together a winning appellate strategy – one that allowed the players to settle the case on very favorable terms even though they lost summary judgment.

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Wednesday, March 9th: Stretch at your Desk

Join us for a quick break to learn some stretches you can do from your desk – in your work attire – to rejuvenate your body and bring your mind back to a place of focus and concentration. Anyone working at a desk for most of the day (most of us) is due for a quick mid-day stretch. No need for a mat, towel, workout clothes, or even a lot of space. Join Simone Pollard and The Stretch Room® to learn some easy, quick and effective stretches you can do from anywhere – from the office to the airport, these stretches will have you feeling ready to get back to work in no time!  

Contact: Simone Pollard 

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Thursday, March 10th: Meditation Break

Are you ready to trade worry, fear, isolation and uncertainty for steadiness, peace and confidence? Join Spiwe Jefferson, CMP, JD - attorney, Certified Mindfulness Practitioner, and author of Mindful in 5: A Year of 5-Minute Meditations for People With No Time for an uplifting discussion on March 10, 2022 at 10:30 am ET / 9:30 am CT. During the hour, we will distinguish between mindfulness and meditation, understand the scientific evidence supporting meditation practices, learn meditation basics in 5 simple but powerful steps that will help you to keep your practice going, and learn strategies to manage stress and triggering events. We will practice a 5-minute guided meditation that will help you to shift feelings of overwhelm, stress and anxiety to positive feelings of gratitude, confidence and hope to work to your highest and best purpose today and every day.  

Contact: Spiwe Jefferson

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Friday, March 11th:

Grab your favorite drink and join us on Friday, March 11 at 5:00 pm ET / 2:00 pm PT to network with a global community, connect with your peers, and celebrate the contributions of women all over the world. This networking program is modeled after the successful 8-minute networking program, providing you with an opportunity to connect with many members of the in-house community over the course of an hour. 

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