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MWL Signature Events

Minnesota Women Lawyers hosts several signature networking events throughout the year featuring high profile keynote presentations. All MWL members, the legal community and guests are invited to join us.  Scholarship funds may be available for specific events and programs. For more information, please contact Executive Director Debra Pexa.


The Rosalie Wahl Leadership Lecture


The Rosalie Wahl Leadership Lecture was first established in 1994 by Minnesota Women Lawyers to honor the career of Justice Rosalie Wahl, the first woman justice to serve on the Minnesota Supreme Court, on the occasion of her retirement from the bench. The goal of the Wahl Leadership Lecture series is to feature women whose decisions and abilities inspire the leaders of tomorrow just as Justice Wahl has inspired so many of us. Proceeds from the event help support the Wahl Leadership Lecture Fund, established through the Minneapolis Foundation. 


(Top left to bottom right) Luz Maria Frias, Ann Anaya, Justice Anne McKeig, Karen Wilson Thissen, Karla Vehrs, Amy Taber

Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) was pleased to hold the 25th Annual Rosalie Wahl Leadership Lecture on the evening of Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Prime Therapeutics.

A Seat at the Table: Women Attorneys Achieving Success and Building Community

When Rosalie Wahl was appointed by Governor Rudy Perpich to the Minnesota Supreme Court in 1977, she became the first woman jurist to be seated on the State's highest court.  Upon her retirement from that court in 1994, MWL was honored to create the Justice Rosalie Wahl Leadership Lecture. From it's inception and each year since, the Wahl Lecture series has featured women leaders from across the state and nation whose decisions and abilities have inspired the leaders of tomorrow, just as Justice Wahl inspired so many of us.

 

Thank you to everyone who joined us to honor Justice Wahl, and to celebrate Minnesota women leaders who not only have a seat at the table, but are also change agents in their own communities. This year we heard from an esteemed panel of speakers on how they attained their success and why "giving back" is so central to their achievements. We heard how inclusion drives their efforts and their personal thoughts on how we can advance our own success, and at the same time, impact the success of our broader communities.

 

MWL was pleased to welcome Luz Maria Frias of The Savvy Coach, who offered initial keynote remarks, and then moderated a conversation with a tremendous panel of speakers:

 

·Ann Anaya, Chief Diversity Officer, 3M Corporation

·The Honorable Anne McKeig, Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court

·Karen Wilson Thissen, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Ameriprise

·Karla Vehrs, Office Managing Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

 

 

 



CANCELLED - MWL's 2020 Conference for Women in the Law


March 18, 2020: Minnesota Women Lawyers’  leadership has been closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 circumstances over these last weeks and has made the decision to cancel the 2020 MWL Conference for Women in the Law, along with MWL's 48th Annual Meeting, both scheduled for April 24th, 2020
. Based on the latest guidance from public health officials, it became clear to us that cancellation was the right course of action.  This difficult decision was made out of deep concern for the health and well-being of our attendees, staff, stakeholders, and our communities.

 

View the complete announcement HERE.

 

 

Minnesota Women Lawyers was pleased to present The 2020 MWL Conference for Women in the Law 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. The MWL Conference also features a full day of programming, geared towards the diverse practice areas and experience levels represented by MWL's membership. All members of Minnesota’s legal community are welcome to attend.  



CANCELLED - MWL's 48th Annual Meeting


March 18, 2020: Minnesota Women Lawyers’  leadership has been closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 circumstances over these last weeks and has made the decision to cancel the 2020 MWL Conference for Women in the Law, along with MWL's 48th Annual Meeting, both scheduled for April 24th, 2020
. Based on the latest guidance from public health officials, it became clear to us that cancellation was the right course of action.  This difficult decision was made out of deep concern for the health and well-being of our attendees, staff, stakeholders, and our communities.

 

View the complete announcement HERE.

 

 

Join us for MWL's 48th Annual Meeting on April 24th, 2020 at the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis.  This luncheon event will offer an opportunity to take a look at the past year and at the year ahead. We’ll elect our 2020-2021 Board of Directors, and we’ll honor our 2020 Annual Award recipients. Plus, this event is always a fabulous opportunity to catch up with colleagues and friends! We hope you’ll join us to celebrate our past accomplishments and plan our future successes. 

 

 



 

 

 

 

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