Main Conference Agenda

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

8:00 AM - 8:55 AM | Registration & Networking Breakfast


8:55 AM - 9:55 AM | Welcome Remarks



11:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Networking Refreshment Break



12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Networking Lunch Break



2:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Networking Refreshment Break



4:00 PM - 4:05 PM | Closing Remarks


4:05 PM - 6:00 PM | Networking Drinks Reception


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

8:00 AM - 8:40 AM | Registration and Networking Breakfast


8:45 AM - 9:00 AM | Welcome Remarks


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Morning Keynote

Tina Tchen, President and CEO of the “Time’s Up” Legal Defense Fund; Former Chief of Staff to Michelle Obama; Former Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls

Tina Tchen shares hope, ideas and strategies that inspire others to recognize the power of diverse teams and keep equality on the forefront of the global agenda. During her eight years at the White House, Tina served as chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, assistant to President Barack Obama, and executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, leading the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families and the first-ever United State of Women Summit.

A high-powered lawyer, Tina’s career accomplishments have established her as a powerful advocate for gender equality. Tina is actively involved with the Time’s Up initiative, where 300 prominent women in the entertainment world have banded together to create a legal defense fund which aims to support women dealing with sexual harassment across all industries. Ms. Tchen co-founded the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, which is administered by the National Women’s Law Center, and has raised over $22 million to connect victims of workplace sexual harassment with lawyers.  She was previously a partner at Buckley LLP, where she led the firm’s Workplace Cultural Compliance practice.

A passionate champion for women’s and children’s issues, including women in positions of leadership, Tina shares her unique perspective and insights on workplace culture, breaking through male-dominated industries, and ending campus sexual assault. Energetic, authentic and engaging on stage, she empowers the next generation to raise their voices and take action now to secure a better tomorrow for women and minorities across the country and world.


Business Partner Strategies
Leadership & Management
Labor & Employment
Regulation, Compliance & Government Enforcement

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Networking Refreshment Break


Regulation, Compliance & Government Enforcement

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Networking Lunch Break



2:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Networking Refreshment Break



4:00 PM - 4:05 PM | Closing Remarks


4:05 PM - 6:00 PM | Networking Drinks Reception


6:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Women, Influence & Power In Law Awards Dinner


Thursday, October 15, 2020

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM | Registration and Networking Breakfast


8:45 AM - 9:00 AM | Welcome Remarks


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Morning Keynote

Paula Boggs, Founder, Boggs Media, LLC

Paula Boggs is the founder of Boggs Media, LLC, a business that manages her music, speaking, and other creative business activities. She is a Musician, Public Speaker, Writer, Lawyer and Philanthropist. She is also a Board Member of numerous for- profit and non-profit organizations.

Paula Boggs served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Law and Corporate Affairs at Starbucks Corporation from 2002 to 2012. Her prior professional experience includes serving as Vice President, Legal, for Products, Operations and Technology at Dell Computer Corporation, and as a partner at the law firm of Preston Gates & Ellis, LLP. She also had a 14-year career in public service, including as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and in various capacities as an attorney for the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense and the White House Office of Legal Counsel. She served eight years as a Regular Officer in the United States Army, earned Army Airborne wings and a Congressional appointment to the US Naval Academy – among America’s first women to do so.

Paula Boggs is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and earned a bachelor’s degree in International Studies (economics, energy policy) from Johns Hopkins University. She was also an adjunct professor at the University of Washington School of Law.

Since leaving Starbucks, Paula Boggs has volunteered for a presidential campaign, serves on for-profit and non-profit boards, raises money in support of causes she champions, gives speeches across the United States and beyond, writes music, co- produces albums for and tours extensively with Paula Boggs Band. In 2013, President Obama appointed her to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and in 2018 she received the Seattle Mayor’s Arts Award. Paula Boggs owns several U.S. Copyrights and is a Voting Member of The Recording Academy, Pacific Northwest Chapter.



11:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Networking Refreshment Break


Risk & Crisis Management
Deals & Negotiations
Data & Analytics
Career & Professional Development

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Networking Lunch Break



2:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Networking Refreshment Break



4:00 PM - 4:05 PM | Closing Remarks