The Female Entrepreneur in the Technology Sector: Overcoming Challenges and Creating Opportunities
In this session, hear perspectives and insights from women who are just now building their technology businesses as well as women who have been at the helm of an innovative technology company for many years. They will discuss the challenges that they have faced as women in the this industry, how they have overcome unconscious bias, and the unique opportunities that now exist for women who wish to take on a leadership role within the technology space.
A Picture Worth (Less Than) a Thousand Words? Women, the Arts, and Equality
This session will explore the topic of equality in the arts, with a focus on how lawyers working in the arts and with artists can help women achieve parity through negotiation strategies and other best practices.
Closing the Gap: Pay Inequity Among Tennessee Lawyers
This session will explore the pay gap for women lawyers, the reasons behind the gap, and solutions for addressing it.
Invisible then Gone: Identifying and Breaking Down Barriers to Inclusion in the Legal Profession
This session will focus on identifying and remedying invisible barriers and behaviors that impact us all and ultimately lead to the exclusion of women of color. Panelists will shed light on moments that matter and participants will learn to hold themselves and others accountable to facilitate inclusion. Making the "invisible, visible" is the first step to overcoming hidden prejudices and encouraging the promotion and success of all women in the legal profession.
Violence on College Campuses: Is Title IX Providing Equal Access to Educational Opportunities for Women?
This program will explore the epidemic of rape and violence toward women on college campuses, how the criminal justice system can and should respond, and how universities should respond to accusations in Title IX proceedings.
When Women Progress, the World Progresses: A Global Women’s Strategy to Opportunity, Growth, Progress and Equality for All Women
This session will be led by our keynote speaker, Melanne Verveer, who will talk in more detail about her work on women’s human rights, gender equality, and how women can achieve power and purpose.