MRWBA News Update

December 2, 2020

Virtual Member Networking Event, with a Spotlight on In-House Careers

Join us for a virtual membership networking event, Thursday, December 10th from 5:15 pm-6:15 pm. Bring your favorite beverage to enjoy with other members. The event is free for members.  Members can register a guest who may be interested in the event.  

During the first part of the evening, we will have a panelist discussion on the in-house career path.  Erin Kelly, a board member of the MRWBA and Counsel at CVS Health/Aetna, will moderate a discussion with our panelists Lisa S. Booth, Director, Ethics & Compliance at Dominion Energy and Lindsay Krause Blackwood, VP, Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Brink's on their career paths.

During the second half of the evening, we will breakout into smaller discussion rooms. Each smaller discussion room will be facilitated by a MRWBA board member, where members can socialize virtually with our panelists and each other.

Thanks to our Membership Events Sponsor, McGuireWoods, for their support. 

Log in to register for this membership event.


 Award Nominations

  • The American Bar Association seeks nominations for the Margaret Brent Award. The award was established in 1991 to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women lawyers. Each year, this award honors up to five accomplished women lawyers who have achieved professional excellence within their area of specialty and have actively paved the way to success for other women lawyers. These women demonstrate excellence in a variety of professional settings and personify excellence on either the national, regional or local level. The deadline to submit the nomination form and supporting materials is Friday, January 29, 2021 at 5:00 PM CT. Begin your submission today! Nomination criteria and application requirements
  • The American Heart Association launches the WOMAN OF IMPACT campaign. The initiative provides nominees with opportunities to come together and to be changemakers by learning to how to use their voices to fundraise, take charge of their heath, advocate for all women and change policy. A great candidate will be someone with a passion to make a difference, ideally inspired via a personal connection to someone with heart disease, stroke, or congenital heart defects, and a willingness to ask their networks to join them in their efforts. The most successful candidate will have a diverse team utilizing multiple networks and be open to working with AHA staff to make a plan for maximum impact. Based on a points system, the winner will be named Richmond’s 2020 Woman of Impact. You can learn more about Go Red for Women at


Limited Sponsorships Still Available

MRWBA’s events, even the virtual ones, are possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. These sponsorships provide an opportunity to promote your brand to a demographic of well-educated, professional women with an average salary of $101,126 per year. E-mailadmin@mrwba.orgfor details on available sponsorships.

We appreciate our sponsors’ continuing support during these challenging times!


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Welcome New Members!

  • Rachel Adams, ThompsonMcMullan, PC
  • Katherine Carroll, Emroch & Kilduff

  • Janice Craft, University of Richmond School of Law

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