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2020 MWL Conference

The 2020 MWL Conference for Women in the Law:

Forward Progress: Leadership, Innovation & Inclusion 


Minnesota Women Lawyers is pleased to announce the 2020 MWL Conference for Women in the Law, to be held on Friday, April 24th, 2020 at the Marriott City Center in downtown Minneapolis. The goals of the MWL Conference are to collaborate across MWL’s statewide legal community, to provide high-value programming of interest to our diverse membership, and to create meaningful networking opportunities. All members of Minnesota’s legal community are welcome to attend.


The MWL Conference will feature a full day of programming, geared towards the diverse practice areas and experience levels represented by MWL's membership and the legal community. 

MWL is Pleased to Welcome Keynote Speaker Leila Hock of Diversity Lab

hover textAs Senior Manager of Legal Department Partnerships & Inclusion Initiatives at Diversity Lab, Leila works with employers across the country on innovative ideas and solutions that boost diversity and inclusion in law. Experimental ideas are created through their Hackathons and piloted in collaboration with more than 50 top law firms and legal departments across the country. Through its work, Diversity Lab leverages data, behavioral science, design thinking and technology to further develop the ideas, measure the results, and share the lessons learned, to the benefit of the greater legal community. MWL is so honored to have Leila j
oin us next year.

MWL is Pleased to Welcome Keynote Workshop Facilitator Ellie Krug of Human Inspiration Works LLC

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Ellie Krug is the founder and president of Human Inspiration Works LLC, where she has presented her human inclusivity training, "Gray Area Thinking©" across North America. Ellie’s training is about providing an easy-to-understand toolset on how to be more welcoming of anyone who is “other” in our society. We’ve all heard the phrase, “diversity and inclusion”, but what does it actually mean to make a workplace or organization or even our personal lives more diverse and inclusive? Even more, how can we make the legal profession more inclusive? Ellie has presented on diversity and inclusion to governmental entities, Fortune 100 companies, law firms, nonprofits, and colleges/universities on nearly 800 occasions. After transitioning from male to female in 2009, Ellie is one of the few attorneys nationally who has tried jury cases in separate genders.




MWL Conference registration will open in early 2020!


: Please contact MWL Program and Project Coordinator Katie Gunaratne (612-338-3205 or  

Minnesota Women Lawyers is an association of more than 1,200 attorneys, judges, law students, legal employers and others who are dedicated to advancing the success of women attorneys and striving for a just society.


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