Hundreds of guests, in-house counsel, law firm partners and legal consultants will gather in Washington, D.C. on September 21, 2016 to honor the empowerment and diversity of general counsel and law firm partners who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing women in corporate law.
The Annual Transformative Leadership Awards is presented by ALM and InsideCounsel, a news and information service exclusively serving general counsel and other top in-house legal professionals.
The Transformative Leadership Awards honor general counsel and law firm partners who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the empowerment of women in corporate law.
Call for Nominations
InsideCounsel is seeking nominations for candidates for its upcoming Transformative Leadership Awards, which honors general counsel and law firm partners who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the empowerment of women in corporate law.
Now accepting Nominations in the following categories through June 30th:
Catalyst for Change Award, formerly the Mary Ann Hynes Pioneer Award - Nominate a colleague today! This award is presented to a woman general counsel that has transformed being the “first” into being a catalyst for change. She indelibly raises the bar for attorneys and corporations by consistently demonstrating her dynamic expertise, core values and ideals that drive unprecedented collaboration, innovation and achievement to deliver sustainable results. Her strong sense of purpose transcends the legal profession, as she is devoted to both professional and civic leadership, policy reform and the economic advancement of others to achieve success.
The award is named for Mary Ann Hynes, the first female GC of a Fortune 500 company, who engineered numerous mega mergers and was instrumental in establishing stock markets in Eastern Europe. She is currently GC of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Roderick Palmore Pathmaker Award - Nominate a colleague today! The award will be presented to a general counsel or law department leader whose courage, unyielding vision, integrity, conviction and authenticity have carved a groundbreaking path and laid a new foundation to accelerate the economic empowerment of attorneys of color or women in law firms.
Sharing the Power Award - Nominate a colleague today! This award is presented to a female general counsel and/or law firm partner who has made significant strides to increase the influence and economic empowerment of the women in her department or firm.
Lifetime Achievement Award- Nominate a colleague today! This award honors a woman general counsel who over the course of her distinguished career has made a significant impact on the advancement of women in the legal profession. Through her personal integrity and commitment to excellence she has risen through the ranks and served as a role model for future generations.
Nominate your colleague by June 30, 2016. The WIPL Advisory Board will make the final selections after researching and vetting candidates. Winners will be notified in July.
ALM will also honor 25 women from five practice areas within corporate legal departments: compliance; governance & securities; intellectual property; litigation; and M&A/transaction/generalist. These women show the promise of becoming general counsel in the next five years.