You are invited to soar with us!
Summit of Black Women Lawyers
Engage. Encourage. Empower.
About the Event
The National Summit of Black Women Lawyers will be held in Chicago from March 30-April 1, 2023. It is being hosted by the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. Although our efforts are generally focused on the Chicago metropolitan region, every five years, it has been our tradition to host a national summit inviting Black women judges, attorneys, and law students from across the country for an opportunity to engage, encourage, and empower one another and the next generation of Black women lawyers.
The theme of the 2023 National Summit is Together, We Soar, emphasizing that our potential is limitless when we work to uplift one another. Summit speakers and honorees include Valerie Jarrett, CEO of the Obama Foundation and Former Special Advisor to President Obama; Janai Nelson, Director Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Desiree Ralls-Morrison, General Counsel of McDonald’s; Hon. J. Michelle Childs, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeal; Danielle Gray, Global Chief Legal Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance; Haben Girma, human rights activist, best-selling author, and first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law; Hon. Ann Claire Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Chair of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary; Hon. Yvette McGee Brown, first Black woman to serve as Ohio Supreme Court Justice; John Rogers, CEO of Ariel Investments and Board Member for Nike, McDonald’s and the New York Times, among many others.
The Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. is excited to work with partner organizations Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers Division (GWAC), Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys (MBWA), Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (BWL), Black Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (BWLAM), Wisconsin Association of African American Lawyers (WAAL), Cook County Bar Association (CCBA), and Black Men Lawyers Association (BMLA) to welcome you to this event.
Together, we soar.