• Thank you to those who attended our first ever Virtual Annual Meeting on Friday, September 11, 2020! 

    Harvard Business Review Article mentioned in opening remarks:

    A Lack of Sponsorship Is Keeping Women from Advancing into Leadership


    Thank you to our Sponsors!

     

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    COPPER

              

    Debra N. Ribitwer & Associates, P.C.  

     

  • Schedule of Events: 

    • 10:15 am: Open the Meeting by WLAM President Roquia Draper on this year’s theme of Lifting Women Up
    • 10:30 am:  First Panel of the Day with prominent judicial panel
    • 11:30 am: Legislative Update on 2019-2020 Landscape 
    • 12:10 pm:  Lunch Break—featuring choices between Aspirational Yoga with Tanya Grillo or Cooking Demo with Brittany Mouzourakis
    • 1:00 pm: KEYNOTE SPEAKER PHILOMENA V. MANTELLA, PRESIDENT OF GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
    • 2:00 pm: Second Panel of the Day with a diverse panel of attorneys, including:
      • Representative Vanessa Guerra from the Michigan House of Representatives
      • Gregory Conyers, Director of Diversity with the State Bar of Michigan
      • Michelle Crockett, newly appointed and the first Chief Diversity Officer with Miller Canfield
      • Andrea Bernard, Litigation Partner and General Counsel for Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
    • 3:00 pm:  Special Presentation by Elizabeth Jolliffe of Your Benchmark Coach
    • 4:30 pm: Close of the Meeting by WLAM President Roquia Draper
    • 4:30 pm-5:30 pm: Join us for a fun trivia Happy Hour with prizes!

    Acceptance speeches will be broadcasted throughout the meeting.  We want to congratulate our awardees:

    • Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, who will receive the Mary S. Coleman Award;
    • Attorney General Dana Nessel, who will receive the inaugural Geraldine Bledsoe Ford Award;
    • Attorney Jennifer Grieco, who will receive the Jean L. King Leadership Award; and
    • Attorneys Erin FlynnAlison Love and Amanda Skeel, who will receive Regional Leadership Awards

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