Earn up to 19.2 CLE credits, including 1 Ethics, 1 Mental Health, and 2 Diversity.

*All times are in EST.

October 26, 2020

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM | Platform Opens & Sponsor Hosted Networking

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM | A Conversation With Tina Tchen

Tina Tchen draws from her lifetime of public service, including eight years in the Obama White House, to inspire others to realize the power of an individual to spark change and the value of diverse teams in any venture. A passionate champion for women and minority empowerment, Tina encourages young leaders to recognize their worth, take charge of their futures, and set and achieve lofty goals. From organizations to communities and college campuses, Tina proves to audiences that leadership looks like everyone, and that, no matter your race, gender, sexual orientation or creed, the corner office, the Oval Office and any other aspiration are within reach. Listeners walk away motivated to contribute toward creating a world where equality, diversity and inclusion are no longer buzzwords, but typical facts of everyday life.

Keynote Speaker: Tina Chen, 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

Executive Leadership
Legal Operations


Executive Leadership
Regulation, Compliance & Government

October 27, 2020

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Platform Opens & Sponsor Hosted Networking

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | A Fireside Chat with In-House Leaders: Taking Bold Actions to Move the Needle on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Join Caren Ulrich Stacy, Diversity Lab’s CEO, for a realistic and sobering look at "predictive modeling” that forecasts law firm and legal department diversity in 10 years (2030), 20 years (2040), and beyond if we continue on the same trajectory. Following a brief synopsis of the data, Caren will highlight some of the science-based reasons the needle hasn’t moved farther faster and interview several trailblazing legal departments that are combatting these issues head-on by leveraging transparency, accountability, and collaboration.  


Caren Ulrich Stacey, CEO - Diversity Lab

Laura Bednarski, Senior Vice President,  Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary - U.S. Bancorp 


Su Suh. Chief of Staff and D&I Program Manager - Intel Corporation

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Sponsor Hosted Networking & Solutions Showcase


October 28, 2020

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Platform Opens & Sponsor Hosted Networking

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | A Fireside Chat with Paula Boggs

Trailblazer Paula Boggs shares with us her incredible life journey and how she has succeeded in so many roles — from her military service and working in the White House and Pentagon, to leading the legal department at Starbucks, to now being an award-winning musician — while often being the "first" or "only" in the room. Being a minority "trifecta" as a Black LGBTQ+ woman, Paula has shattered multiple glass ceilings throughout her career and in doing so has paved the way for others. In this candid chat, she will discuss some of the pivotal moments in her life and share advice on what it means to tap into your authentic self, how to lead the diversity discussion within your organization, and understand what it means to "know a little less so we may see a little more.” 

Speaker: Paula Boggs, Founder, Boggs Media, LLC

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Sponsor Hosted Networking & Solutions Showcase


Deals & Negotiations
Cyber Security

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM | Trivia & Networking

Connect with other Virtual Summit attendees in a more informal setting. Join us for an interactive networking and trivia session! Grab a snack or your favorite beverage, enter the session, turn your camera on, and we’ll place you into virtual teams with your fellow WIPL attendees. For the winning teams, Women, Influence & Power in Law will make a donation to the charity of their choice. Do some good while having a great time!

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards

October 30, 2020

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Sponsor Hosted Networking & Solutions Showcase

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Internal Investigations In The Era Of Covid-19

COVID - 19 has created a myriad of issues, some of which have led to internal investigations. As the GC, it is your responsibility to navigate internal investigations. So, what does that look like? What are the dos and don'ts? Join this session as our experts consider how COVID - 19 has impacted internal investigations, highlight the role technology has to play in the "new normal", and walk through the key steps to ensure your corporation runs effective and compliant internal investigations.


Moderator: Susan Markel, Managing Director - Alix Partners

Kim Reilly, Vice President & Associate General Counsel - Raymond James Financial

Diana Maltzer, Compliance Counsel - Autodesk