2020 Women's Leadership Summit

countdown to the summit:

Thursday, October 8, 2020

3 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET | 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. CT | 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. PT

Meeting the Moment and Leading Beyond

For the fourth consecutive year, an exclusive group of leading women in law and business will gather for the Blank Rome Women’s Leadership Summit (“WLS”). 

With the momentous and sweeping changes affecting our lives, it is only fitting that this year’s annual Summit reflect this new world. Our 2020 Summit will be a virtual experience, of course, and it will deliver as memorable, inspiring, and forward-thinking a program as our in-person events.

We recognize the myriad leadership roles you play. Our stellar lineup of speakers and panelists will offer you fresh perspectives on the ways in which you lead. Together, we will discover new strategies, celebrate, gain new perspectives, and be inspired and entertained.

You will come away with meaningful ideas for meeting this unique moment in time and for leading beyond it.

The Women’s Leadership Summit will be an opportunity to pause, step back, and ask “what’s my next?”

Before the Summit, you’ll be able to upload your photo and profile to our platform, and best of all you’ll be able to live chat with fellow attendees. Virtual networking can lead to real relationship building!


Keynote Speakers

Soledad O'Brien
Soledad O'Brien
Award-Winning Journalist, Entrepreneur and Host of the Weekly Syndicated Political Show Matter of Fact
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Angelica Fuentes
Angelica Fuentes
Latin American Businesswoman, Executive, and Impact Investor
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Summit Emcee

Soledad O'Brien
Sophia Lee
Partner and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Blank Rome LLP
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Featured Presenters & Panelists

Mori Taheripour
Mori Taheripour
Expert negotiator, Wharton faculty member, and author of Bring Yourself: How to Harness the Power of Connection to Negotiate Fearlessly
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Betty Liu
Betty Liu
Executive Vice Chairman, NYSE, and Chief Experience Officer of Intercontinental Exchange
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Nancy Smith
Nancy Smith
Senior Vice President & Corporate Secretary, Lincoln Financial Group
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Carole Laible
Carole Laible
CEO, Domini Investments
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Rebecca Robinson
Rebecca Robinson
Assistant Office of Minority Women & Inclusion Director/Diversity Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
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Shawn Wright
Shawn Wright
Partner, Blank Rome LLP, and General Counsel of the nonprofit Executive Leadership Council
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Stacy Louizos
Stacy Louizos
Partner and Co-Chair, Investment Management Group, Blank Rome LLP
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Yelena Barychev
Yelena Barychev
Partner, Blank Rome LLP
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Michelle Gervais
Michelle Gervais
Partner, Blank Rome LLP
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Katherine Franco
Katherine Franco
Partner, Blank Rome LLP
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VIDEO GREETINGS

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