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Global Chair and Co-Founder, Elizabeth Anne "Betiayn" Tursi, WILEF 
Co Founder, WILEF East, Peggy Cohen, Donnelley Financial Solutions
Co Founder, WILEF DC, Jane Sullivan Roberts, Major, Lindsey & Africa 
Co-Founder, WILEF Chicago, Lisa Snow, Duff & Phelps
Co-Vice Chair WILEF East, Janet Markoff, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Co-Vice Chair, WILEF DC, Jessica Hough, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Co-Vice Chair, WILEF DC, Ellen Ostrow, Lawyers Life Coach, Washington, DC
Co-Vice Chair WILEF Chicago, Elizabeth McCloy, Sidley Austin LLP
Co Vice Chair, WILEF Boston, Laura C. Hodges Taylor, Goodwin Procter LLP
Co-Vice Chair, WILEF Houston, Noelle M. Reed, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP  
Co-Vice Chair, International, Melinda Wallman, Major, Lindsey & Africa 
Chair, Gold Standard Certification Committee, Libby McGarry, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (retired) 
Chair, Young Lawyers Committee, Shira Nadich Levin, Cooley LLP
Deputy Chair, Young Lawyers Committee, Bernadette Beekman, Managing Director, Client Relations, Solutions & Project-Based Staffing, Hire Counsel, New York, NY
Deputy Chair for Mentorship, Young Lawyers Committee, Patricia Skigen, AIG (retired)
Co-Chair, Diversity Committee, Melique Jones, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Co-Chair, Diversity Committee, Danyale Price, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrision LLP
Co-Chair, WILEF East, Phyllis G. Korff, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 
Co-Chair, WILEF East, Taisa Markus, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP, New York, NY
Co-Chair, WILEF Northern California, Mary Huser, BlackBerry Corporation
Co-Chair, WILEF Northern California, Meryl Macklin, Bryan Cave LLP
Co-Chair, WILEF Northern California, Carol Morganstern, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Co-Chair, WILEF Southern California, Stacy Horth-Neubert, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Co-Chair, WILEF Southern California, Rebecca Torrey, Manatt, Phelps & Philips
Co. Chair, WILEF Southern California, Merle J. Vaughn, Major, Lindsey & Africa 
Co-Chair, WILEF DC, Rachel A. Alexander, Wiley Rein LLP
Co-Chair, WILEF DC, Mary Ellen Callahan, Jenner & Block
Co-Chair, WILEF DC, Stephanie L. DeLong, Venable LLP
Co-Chair, WILEF Chicago, Susan Charles, Lathrop & Gage
Co-Chair, WILEF Chicago, Linda K. Myers, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Co-Chair, WILEF Chicago, Jennifer Reiners, Donnelley Financial Solutions
Co-Chair, WILEF Houston, Ann-Margaret Dudley, Major, Lindsey & Africa  
Co-Chair, WILEF Houston, Laura Gibson, Partner, Dentons
Co-Chair, WILEF Houston, Stefanie Moll, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Co-Chair, WILEF Boston, Jennifer Moss, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Co-Chair, WILEF Boston, Elizabeth E. Smith, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Co-Chair, WILEF Boston, Margaret R. Cohen, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Co-Chair, WILEF London, Rajinder Bassi, Kirkland & Ellis LLP 
Co-Chair, WILEF London, Lynnsey McCall, Morrison & Foerster LLP 



MANAGEMENT

Global Director of Administration, Mary Hicks, Esq., Goodwin LLP
Director, Office of the Global Chair, Rhonda Horowitz, Donnelley Financial Solutions
Director of Finance, Gwen Nugent Flanagan, Donnelley Financial Solutions
Senior Executive Director, WILEF DC, Silvana K. Del Carpio, Donnelley Financial Solutions
Executive Director WILEF East, Jennifer Haas, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Executive Director, WILEF Chicago, Gabriella Guajardo, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Executive Director, WILEF Boston, Nesli Orhon, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Executive Directors, WILEF Northern California, Vanessa Solis, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Executive Director, WILEF Southern California, Michelle Turner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Executive Director, WILEF London, Suvi Bisnath, Donnelley Financial Solutions



GLOBAL ADVISORY BOARD

Maripat Alpuche, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York, NY
Diane E. Ambler, Partner, K&L Gates LLP, Washington, D.C. 
Natalie R. Arbaugh, Principal, Fish & Richardson P.C., Dallas, TX
Maria A. Audero, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Deborah Ben-Canaan, Partner, Major, Lindsey & Africa, Washington, DC 
Lynda A. Bennett, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP, Roseland, NJ and New York, NY
Suzanne S. Bettman, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, LSC Communications, Chicago, IL
Ivy Kagan Bierman, Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP, Los Angeles CA
Elise M. Bloom, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP, New York, NY
Nicole C. Brookshire, Partner, Cooley LLP, Boston, MA
Laurie A. Caplane, Partner, Major, Lindsey & Africa, New York, NY
Christina M. Carroll, Partner, Dentons, Washington, DC
Samantha Lake Coghlan, Partner, Goodwin Procter, London, U.K. 
Creighton Condon, Senior Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP, New York, NY
Elizabeth Abbene Coleman, Partner, Jenner & Block, Chicago, IL 
Joe Conroy, Chief Executive Officer, Cooley LLP, New York, NY
Ellyce R. Cooper, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Laura Degnan, Principal, Fish & Richardson, Washington, DC
Aviva F. Diamant, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, New York, NY
Pamela S. DiCarlantonio, Partner, Major, Lindsey & Africa, Chicago, IL
Demme Doufekias, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Washington, D.C.
Demme Doufekias, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Washington, D.C.
S. Joy Dowdle, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP, Houston, TX
Lauren Drake, Managing Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa, Washington, D.C.
Michelle Duncan, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP, London, U.K. 
Sierra Elizabeth, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Nicole E. Erb, Partner, White & Case LLP, Washington, D.C.
Lisa M. Ferri, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP, New York, NY
Eric Friedman, Executive Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York, NY
Kathleen Gersh, Senior Counsel, Loeb & Loeb LLP, New York, NY
Michelle B. Gold, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Washington, DC
Jessica L. Grant, Partner, Venable LLP, San Francisco, CA 
Ruth Grant, Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP, London, U.K.
Danielle C. Gray, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, New York, NY and Washington, DC. 
Barbara R. Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block, Chicago, IL
Daryn L. Grossman, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP, New York, NY
Dori Hanswirth, Partner, Hogan Lovells, New York, NY
Leslie Helmer, Counsel, Bryan Cave LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Allyson Ho, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Dallas, TX
Kelly Hoey, Consultant, New York, NY
Stacy J. Kanter, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York, NY
Maria K. Karos, Partner, Sedgwick, Dallas, TX
Cynthia B. Keliher, Partner, McCarter & English LLP, Boston, MA
Mary Kogut, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Houston, TX
Coleen Klasmeier, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, DC
Laurin Blumenthal Kleiman, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, New York, NY
Barbara Kolsun, Adjunct Professor of Fashion Law and Co-Director Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law   FAME Program,  New York, NY
Joanna Diakos Kordalis, Partner, K&L Gates, New York, NY 
Barbara Kosacz, Partner, Cooley LLP, Palo Alto, CA
Catherine Lacavera, Director of IP and Litigation, Google Inc., Mountain View, CA
Michael Lackey, Partner, Mayer Brown, Washington, DC
Doreen E. Lilienfeld, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP, New York, NY
Katherine Kelly Lutton, Principal, Fish & Richardson P.C., Redwood City, CA
Molly K. McGinley, Partner, K&L Gates LLP, Chicago, IL
Odette McMurrey Mace, Managing Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa, Houston, TX
Gwen Marcus, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Showtime Networks Inc., New York, NY
Jennifer Marines, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP, New York, NY 
Andrea Marino, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP, Washington, DC
Doreen S. Martin, Partner, Venable LLP, New York, NY 
Pamela J. Martinson, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Los Angeles and Palo Alto, CA
Marco Massotti, Partner, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York, NY
Mika Mayer, Partner, Cooley LLP, Palo Alto, CA
Krista Connelly Mayer, Business Development Manager, Complete Discovery Source (CDS), Washington, DC  
Hazel-Ann F. Mayers, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York, NY
Jami Wintz McKeon, Chair of the Firm, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Philadelphia, PA
Amber Meek, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, New York, NY
Andrea Murino, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP, Washington, DC
Jennifer L. Nassiri, Partner, Venable LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Andrea Newborn, Executive Vice President and General Counsel. TravelClick Inc., New York, NY
Cynthia M. Ohlenforst, Partner, K&L Gates, Dallas, TX 
Fern O’Brien, Partner, Sedgwick LLP, Washington, DC
Yvette Ostolaza, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Dallas, TX
Shannon M. O’Sullivan, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York, NY
Kathleen Packenham, Partner, Cooley LLP, New York, NY
Amy S. Park, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Palo Alto, CA
Carter Phillips, Chair of the Executive Committee, Sidley Austin LLP
Karen A. Popp, Partner, Sidley Austin, Washington, D.C. 
Marina Portnova, Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP, Palo Alto, CA
Sarah Priestley, Partner, Goodwin Procter, London, U.K.  
Valerie Radwaner, Deputy Chair, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York, NY
Nancy B. Reiner, Managing Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa, Boston, MA
Anna G. Rotman, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Houston, TX
Abby F. Rudzin, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, New York, NY
Jerita L. DeBraux Salley, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP, Washington, DC
Cheryl J. Scarboro, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Washington, DC 
Michelle J. Shapiro, Partner, Dentons, New York, NY
Charlene S. Shimada, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, San Francisco, CA
Michelle Shapiro, Partner, Dentons, New York, N.Y.
Michelle Seldin Silverman, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Princeton, NJ
Luann Simmons, Managing Partner, San Francisco office, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, San Francisco, CA 
Jill Simonson, Regional Leader, Community Affairs and Grassroots, Southwest Airlines, New York, NY
Sarah K. Solum, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Menlo Park, CA
Lindsay R. Sparks, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP, Houston, TX
Amelia T.R. Starr, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, New York, NY
Deborah L. Stein, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Lillian Stenfeldt, Partner, Sedgwick, San Francisco, CA
Eliza Stoker, Managing Director, Major, Lindsey & Africa, New York, NY
Catalina Sugayan, Partner, Sedgwick, San Francisco, CA
Susan K. Sullivan, Partner, Sedgwick LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Rachpal K. Thind, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, London, U.K. 
Helen R. Trilling, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Washington, DC.
Jena M. Valdetero, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP, Chicago, IL
Cynthia Johnson Walden, Principal, Fish & Richardson, P.C., Boston, MA
Carolina Walther-Meade, Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, New York, NY
Naomi B. Waltman, Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, CBS, New York, NY
Phyllis V. Wan, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Denver, CO
Adair Keating Weiss, Senior Stylist, Merchandiser, Carlisle Collection, New York, NY
Phoebe A. Wilkinson, Partner, Hogan Lovells, New York, NY
Sandra Williams, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel West Coast, CBS Television, Los Angeles, CA
Simone Wilson-Brito, Partner, McCarter & English, Newark, NJ
Gladys Xiques, Principal, Compliance Counsel, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., New York, NY
Judith A. Zahid, Partner, Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP, San Francisco, CA



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