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Women Lead WITH Illinois Law 2021 Summit: Passionate Pathways to Your Success

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University of Illinois College of Law
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Apr 23, 2021   8:00 am - 1:15 pm  
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Heather Ball, Director of Events & Alumni Programming
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Women Lead WITH Illinois Law 2021 Summit: Passionate Pathways to Your Success

Friday, April 23, 2021

8:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.


Join us at the 3rd annual Women Lead WITH Illinois Law Summit. Listen to inspiring stories from women of all ages and backgrounds, learn how they have navigated their career paths, and hear about non-traditional opportunities for JDs. Build a sense of empowerment and enhance your network during the Summit through virtual conversations.



8:00 a.m.

Breakfast book discussion hosted by Women’s Law Society.

We will discuss the book "Sisters in Law" by Linda Hirshman. Grab your coffee and join us for inspiring discussion.


9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Concurrent 1: Pathways to the Bench
Panelists: Patricia Holmes, Julie Katz

Concurrent 2: Pathways to In-house Counsel
Panelists: Kate Bowen, Amanda Watson

Concurrent 3: Pathways to Law School Administration
Panelists: Maria Saez Tatman, Ann Perry, Rebecca Ray


10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Concurrent 1: Pathways to Government
Panelists: Liz Vogt, Shawna Boothe McCann, Lis Pollock

Concurrent 2: Pathways to Partner
Panelists: Stephanie Sebor, Gray Mateo-Harris, Precious Jacobs, Angie Nizio

Concurrent 3: Pathways to the Media
Panelists: Karen Conti, Daliah Saper


11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Concurrent 1: Pathways to Public Interest
Panelists: Michelle Gilbert, Carol Wong, Christine Bodewes

Concurrent 2: Campaign How-To
Panelists: Ramona Sullivan, Julia Rietz

Concurrent 3: Pathways to Alternative JD Careers
Panelists: Pam DiCarlantonio, Kate O'Malley, Asra Husain, Chanda Komatsu, Rachel Halfpap, Nancy Minikes


12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker
(Presented in partnership with The Leadership Project)
Reema Dodin

Join Keynote Address Via Zoom

 Meeting ID: 816 9677 0524

Password: 022724


1:15 p.m.

Summit Closing

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