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October 13, 2017
7.33 total CLE credits (6.33 general, 1 dual)
Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, Classrooms ABC
6225 Humphreys Blvd., Memphis, TN 38120
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
$120 AWA members | $150 non-members
$50 no-CLE-needed | $25 student
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The Association for Women Attorneys is pleased to present its inaugural Women in Law & Leadership Conference.  An exciting roster of speakers will present on business development, leadership and management, handling bias in the workplace, and more.
Jennifer Dziura
Jennifer Dziura, founder of, is a frequent writer and speaker on the various issues that women deal with in the workplace. is a feminism- and justice-minded website and social network for workplace advice for women.  Ms. Dziura will speak on dealing with subtle sexism in the workplace with some practical suggestions.
Anita Vaughn
Anita Vaughn, former CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, began her career with Baptist in its Intensive Care Unit, and ended with her retirement after serving for 19 years as the CEO of the Women’s Hospital.  Ms. Vaughn has been an inspiring corporate leader and dedicated community advocate for women’s health care.

Panel Discussion

Women and Leadership

Keri Wright
Universal Asset
Erica Coopwood
Junior League of
Karen Williams
Janice Holder

Panel Discussion

Hanging Your Own Shingle

Jennifer Kiesewetter
Kiesewetter Law Firm
Renee Castle
Pfrommer & Castle
Marla Presley
Marla Presley is a management-side labor and employment attorney, and the Litigation Manager of the Pittsburgh office of Jackson Lewis.  Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, she was a litigation attorney at both a regional and national law firm, concentrating in the field of labor and employment litigation.  She joins us to speak on business development tips for women – Under My Umbrella – Women Rainmakers.
Judge Robert Childers
Judge Robert Childers was first elected to the bench in 1984 in a special election, and then re-elected 4 more times since.  He announced his retirement this year.  Judge Childers is a proponent of assistance programs for attorneys, and was appointed to the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program in 1999, and on the national level to CoLAP in 2000.  Judge Childers joins us to speak on Mindfulness in the Law.
Special presentations: 
Latrice McLin and Steve Anderson (Shoemaker Financial) on financial empowerment by putting up financial "guardrails."
Cookie Ewing - take control of your public speaking and strengthen your presentation your presentation style with Professor Ewing's interactive presentation: Breath + Focus + Strength = Empowerment
A huge thank you to our sponsors:

CLE: 6.33 general credits, 1 dual

Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women

6225 Humphreys Blvd
Memphis, TN 38120


9:30 – 9:45 am – Welcome remarks

9:45 – 10:45 am – Morning Keynote

    Anita Vaughn, former CEO of Baptist Women’s Hospital

    Morning Keynote: Put Your Oxygen Mask On First

10:45 – 11:45 am –

    Marla Presley, Jackson Lewis-Pittsburgh

    Making Business Development Work For You

12:00 – 1:00 pm –

    Latrice McLin, Shoemaker Financial –

    Financial Empowerment (lunch presentation)

1:00 – 2:00 pm –

    Panel discussion, moderated by Diana Comes

    Renee Castle (Castle & Pfrommer) &

    Jenny Kiesewetter (Kiesewetter Law Firm)

    Hanging Your Own Shingle 

2:00 – 2:30 pm –

    Cookie Ewing, Professor & Artistic Director (retired), Rhodes

         College, McCoy Theatre –

    Breath + Focus + Strength = Empowered Style

2:30 – 3:20 pm –

    Leadership Panel moderated by Elizabeth Rudolph

    Keri Wright, CEO, Universal Asset Management;

    Erica Coopwood, President, Junior League;

    Judge Karen Williams,

    Justice Janice Holder.

3:30 – 4:30 pm –

    Judge Robert Childers

    Mindfulness in the Law

4:30 – 5:30 – Keynote

    Jennifer Dziura, founder, –

    Keynote: Subtle Sexism: Practical Suggestions for the B.S. Women Get All the *@&$# Time

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