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Save the Date - Mentorship Spring Event Planned
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 30th, from 6 to 8 p.m., as MRWBA plans it’s next (virtual) Mentorship event. During the event, we will also be awarding the Phoebe Hall Mentorship Award.Watch for the nomination form and complete details on the event.
Tina's Wish EmpowHER Series
MRWBA is pleased to collaborate with Tina's Wish as a Community Partner for their EmpowHER Series! The monthly webisode series will educate and empower women in relation to their gynecologic health. Webisodes will feature subject matter experts and moderators with personal connections to gynecologic cancers. Knowledge is power! Everyone is invited to join us on this inclusive journey. Each webisode will offer closed captioning in English and Spanish and last 30-40 minutes.
The first webisode will be Gynecologic Cancers: Facts & Differences and it will air on Thursday, February 4th at 11:30am ET. Former CBS news anchor & 2X ovarian cancer survivor Joyce Kulhawik will be the moderator and gynecologic oncologist Leslie Boyd, MD from NYU will be one of our panelists. To register, click here.For more information about the EmpowHER Series or Community and Sponsoring Partner opportunities, please download the brochure here or contact Beverly Wolfer, email@example.com. To be added to the mailing list for EmpowHER Series updates, click here. To learn more about Tina’s Wish research, click here.
Diversity on the Bench Lunch-In
Join MRWBA on February 3rd as we celebrate Black History Month and welcome local judges for a discussion of diversity on the bench. The panel will highlight gains made in the area of diversity and challenges still facing members of the bench and bar.
Confirmed panelists include:
Click here for complete details or to register.
Our thanks to our Gold Sponsor, IslerDare PC, for their support.For details on other upcoming programs, including our legislative update in April, click here.
Nominations for MRWBA Woman of Achievement Award Extended to March 31!
As we announced last fall, due to the pandemic the Awards program that we normally hold in December has been shifted to the spring. It is currently being planned for May 26th. We are hopeful that we will be able to hold some sort of hybrid in-person/virtual event at an outdoor location. Because of this shift, the nomination deadline for the Award has been extended to March 31st.
As our members know all too well, women lawyers often feel ‘invisible’ to firm, corporate and government leaders when it comes to being recognized for the work they do. To help us address this issue on a local level, each year the MRWBA Woman of Achievement Award recognizes a member who “exemplifies legal professionalism.” Our list of past honorees reads like a virtual Who’s Who of the Metro Richmond women's legal community, and we still need your help to find the 2020 Woman of Achievement!Blaire Hawkins O’Brien.
The Awards Committee announces that the following deadlines are approaching for nominations for various awards and recognitions. Please consider nominating one of your accomplished MRWBA colleagues, or throw your own hat in the ring! Any questions or requests for assistance may be directed to the Awards Committee Chair, Blaire O'Brien, at firstname.lastname@example.org.