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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 Clair
    Partner
    Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • Melinda Colon Cox
    Of Counsel
    Parker Ibrahim & Berg
  • Demme Doufekias
    Associate
    Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Karen Dunn
    Partner
    Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP
  • Carolyn Edgar
    Vice President & Legal Counsel
    The Estée Lauder Companies
  • Jessica Ellsworth
    Partner
    Hogan Lovells
  • Jennifer Ezring
    Partner
    Cahill Gordon & Reindel
  • Mariel Gerlt-Ferraro
    Associate
    Parker Ibrahim & Berg
  • Lisa French
    Merck & Co.
  • Teresa J. Goldberg
    Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel
    JPMorgan Chase Bank
  • 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 Kline
    Associate
    WilmerHale
  • Heather Koenig
    Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
    Fifth Third Bank
  • 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
  • Donna M. Melby
    Partner
    Paul Hastings
  • Hillary C. Mintz
    Counsel
    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
  • Meredith A. Rathbone
    Partner
    Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • 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
  • Elizabeth Solander
    Associate
    Hughes Hubbard & Reed
  • Bridget Walsh
    Vice President of Federal Government Relations
    Pfizer Inc
  • Tina Winer
    Associate
    Neal Gerber Eisenberg
  • Rachel Wolkinson
    Associate
    Proskauer
  • Eleanor Yost
    Partner
    Goodwin Procter

Representatives to be determined
Covington & Burling
Jenner & Block
Heidrick & Struggles
Keesal, Young & Logan
Munger, Tolles & Olson
Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis
Weil, Gotshal & Manges