Woman of Achievement Awards
NOMINATION SOLICITATION FOR THE 2020 WOMAN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The MRWBA seeks each year to promote the stature of women in the community and to recognize those women who exemplify legal professionalism.
I. Awards Criteria:
Each nominee shall:
II. Nomination Package Requirements:
The nomination package must include the following:
All nomination packages must be received no later than 5:00p.m. November 6, 2020 by: Blaire Hawkins O’Brien, Office of the Attorney General. 202 N 9th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219. Direct: 804-371-0977.
IV. Purpose of the MRWBA
The purposes of the Association as set forth in the Articles of Incorporation are:
Past Award Winners
MRWBA was proud to present its 2019 Woman of Achievement Award to Teri C. Miles and Carolyn Grady (pictured above).
Carolyn (Carrie) Grady is an assistant federal public defender with the Office of the Federal Public Defender (FPD) where she has worked since 2005. She also serves as the defense member of the federal drug court Second Chance Offender Rehabilitation Effort (SCORE) team. Prior to her work at the FPD, Carrie was in private practice as of counsel to Epperly, Follis and Schork, P.C. from 1998 to 2005 where she focused exclusively on criminal defense ranging from traffic offenses to capital murder in both state and federal courts. She also worked for the Richmond Public Defender from 1991 to 1998, where her last position was Senior Assistant Public Defender. Additionally, Carrie is an adjunct teacher at the University of Richmond Law School where she has taught for over 25 years. Carrie has served as an officer on the Board of Governors of the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar and is currently a member and Vice Chair Elect of the Disciplinary Board, having previously served on the Third District subcommittee. Carrie also serves as the Chair of the Indigent Defense Commission. Her leisure activities include golf, biking and travel.
Teri Miles, an internationally and domestically certified compliance and ethics professional, currently manages the Compliance Investigations group at Altria where she and her team analyze, report on, and investigate violations of the Company Code of Conduct, policy or the law for Altria’s companies. Teri is a Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Richmond Society of Human Resource Management, past president of the MRWBA, past chair of the Corporate Counsel Section of the Richmond Bar Association, a 2006 graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond, and she was selected by “Virginia Business” as a Legal Elite in the Alternative Dispute Resolution category (2007 and 2006). She was a long-time board member of SPARC, serving as its vice president for four years, and continuing to volunteer whenever possible. She also supports the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, volunteers on the museum’s Council and is training to be a tour guide.
Julie McConnell (2018)
Ann T. Burks and Barbara M. Rose (2004)