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The National Women’s Law Center’s Leadership Advisory Committee (LAC) is a high-level advisory committee of talented leaders designed to provide the Center with advice and support on critical issues that affect women and their families. Members of the committee are charged with assisting the Center in building on its success with an eye toward the future, while acting as goodwill ambassadors for the Center.

Membership Benefits 

Individual members of the committee have an opportunity to:

  • Engage with the policy challenges facing women and girls by receiving regular updates on the Center’s issues;
  • Provide feedback and advice on these issues, as well as ways that the Center can build on its successes;
  • Network with dynamic industry leaders including the Center’s Board Members at bi-annual meetings and regional events;
  • Lead and participate in subcommittees to help support specific activities of the Center;
  • Act as goodwill ambassadors for the Center and help shape the Center with an eye toward the future.

How to Join 

The Center selects LAC members primarily from eligible nominees who are employed by entities that provide significant annual support to the Center. LAC membership is renewed on an annual basis. Companies and law firms often consider the LAC an investment in the Center’s mission as well as an investment in their talented staff.

For more information on how to become a Leadership Advisory Committee Member, contact Jennifer Forcht, NWLC Manager of Individual and Corporate Relations, at jforcht@nwlc.org or (202) 956-3085.

Member Testimonials

“I have been involved with the National Women’s Law Center’s Leadership Advisory Committee for the past eight years. In addition to building a great sense of pride from engaging with issues I am passionate about, I have found a community of dynamic, like-minded women leaders – at both law firms and at corporations who share similar personal and professional aspirations. Joining the Leadership Advisory Committee has led to great friendships and valuable professional business development opportunities.”

— Mara Senn, Arnold & Porter, LLP – Member since 2007

“Joining NWLC’s Leadership Advisory Committee has proved to be an incredibly valuable experience both personally and professionally. I am proud that my firm, Sidley Austin LLP, supports the Center’s work and that they have encouraged me to contribute meaningfully through this role.”

— Fiona Philip, Sidley Austin, LLP – Member since 2007

NWLC Leadership Advisory Committee

Meredith Allen
Senior Director of
Regulatory Affairs
PG&E

Melissa Alwang
Partner
Latham & Watkins

Anastasia Angelova
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig

Robyn Baggetta
Associate
Skadden Arps

Joanna Bratt
Executive Director & Assistant General Counsel
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Diana M. Brummer
Partner
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

Amanda M. Bruno
Associate
Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Susanna Buergel
Partner
Paul Weiss

Ruth Calaman
Chief Compliance Officer & VP
Evercore Partners

Cindy Chang
Senior Counsel
PepsiCo

Adrienne E. Clair
Partner
Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Melinda Colon Cox
Of Counsel
Parker Ibrahim & Berg

Cynthia G. Couch
Associate
Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, LLP

Demme Doufekias
Associate
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Karen Dunn
Partner
Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP

Carolyn Edgar
Vice President & Legal Counsel
The Estée Lauder Companies

Rose Leda Ehler
Associate
Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP

Jessica Ellsworth
Partner
Hogan Lovells

Jennifer Ezring
Partner
Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Lisa French
Merck & Co.

Mariel Gerlt-Ferraro
Associate
Parker Ibrahim & Berg

Teresa J. Goldberg
Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel
JPMorgan Chase Bank

Sarah D. Gordon
Partner
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Meena Harris
Associate
Covington & Burling LLP

Jennifer Hunter
Assistant General Counsel
SEIU

Aimee Imundo
Senior Counsel, Competition Law & Compliance
General Electric

Elizabeth A. Ising
Partner
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Julia M. Jordan
Partner
Sullivan & Cromwell

Becca D. Kline
Associate
WilmerHale

Jean F. Kuei
Counsel
Reed Smith LLP

Jai Massari
Associate
Davis Polk & Wardwell

Gwen Mayes
Deputy Director/Advocacy Relations,
Women’s Healthcare,
Bayer HealthCare

Tiffany McConnell King
Assistant General Counsel
Northrop Grumman

Julia E. McEvoy
Partner
Jones Day

 

Donna Melby
Partner
Paul Hastings

Hillary C. Mintz
Director of Administration, DC
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Peggy Otum
Partner
Arnold & Porter

Shea Owens
Assistant General Counsel
Ernst & Young LLP

Kimberly Paschall
Associate
Winston & Strawn

Fiona A. Philip
Partner
Sidley Austin LLP

Karyn Polak
Deputy General Counsel, Asset Management Group
PNC Financial Services

Devi M. Rao
Associate
Jenner & Block

Nikki Reeves
Partner
King & Spalding

Jessica Robinson
Associate General Counsel
AFSCME

Anita Romero
General Counsel,
Global Consumer & Citibank, N.A.

Kristine Sendek-Smith
Partner
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

Mara V.J. Senn
Partner
Arnold & Porter

Charmaine L. Slack
Partner
Jones Day

Bridget Walsh
Vice President of Federal Government Relations
Pfizer Inc

Tina L. Winer
Partner
Neal, Gerber, Eisenberg

Eleanor Yost
Partner
Goodwin Procter

Representatives to be determined
Keesal, Young & Logan
Weil, Gotshal & Manges