The Leadership Workshop for Professional Women:
Skills for Success

Sponsored by The National Conference of Women's Bar Associations

February 8 & 9, 2013 in Dallas, Texas

This workshop is for women lawyers, as well as other professional women and is intended to build leadership skills that increase economic strength and collaboration among women across professional boundaries which can improve women's lives in all areas. The conference will offer tools for enhancing productivity and job satisfaction, as well as learning innovative techniques for effective communication; strategies for better marketing; and methods for advancing to higher positions of leadership. 


Unlike most other conferences, this one is structured so that each speaker will present to and/or work with the whole audience. I'm extremely impressed with the kind of power, creativity, and integrity the other four speakers possess ~ and excited to learn from them. I hope you'll consider attending this exceptional conference on women's leadership and share the information in your own community of colleagues and friends. The cost is also very reasonable. See registration information at the bottom of the event notice. Below is information about the other speakers:

Senator Wendy Davis
has been called "courageous," "articulate and gutsy" and "inspiring." She has been taking on tough fights her entire life. She began working after school at 14 to help support her single mother and three siblings. By 19, she was a single mother herself. Wendy learned of a paralegal program and after her start at a community college, ultimately not only became the first person in her family to earn a bachelor's degree, but graduated first in her class and was accepted to Harvard Law School. Using creative, powerful methods, as a Texas State Senator, she has played a strong role in passing laws supporting issues such as children's education, the rights of rape victims, women's health, and Veterans resources. 


Karen Lockwood
is an AV rated trial attorney, an award indicating outstanding achievement for legal skills and professional ethics. Karen combines leadership, trial, communication, and business skills in leading NITA in its mission to advance justice and improve the advocacy skills of lawyers. She is also a thought leader in advancing the professions for diversity effectiveness. Speaker, writer, and strategic consultant, Associate Professor and Arbitrator, Ms. Lockwood also serves as member of the ABA Presidential Task Force on Gender Equity. 


Lauren Stiller Rikleen
is a nationally recognized expert on developing a thriving, diverse and multi-generational workforce. Lauren's has tremendous expertise in the areas women's leadership and advancement; unconscious bias; and strengthening intergenerational teams. Lauren is the author of Ending the Gauntlet: Removing Barriers to Women's Success in the Law. 


Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught, USAF
 served in the U.S. Air Force for over 28 years, retiring in 1985 as one of the most highly decorated women in U.S. history. A Vietnam veteran, she was one of the few military women in that war who were not nurses. When she was promoted to brigadier general in 1980, she was one of a handful of women in the world who had ever achieved that distinction. While her military accomplishments are extraordinary, throughout her career, General Vaught has also forged new paths and pioneered opportunities for the servicewomen who would follow. She has much to offer women on how to function with power in fields that are often dominated by men.


Fee for the full 2-day workshop:  $295.00 per participant
One Day Only ~ February 8 or 9: $195.00
Friday  or Saturday Luncheon Event Only:  $65.00

For more information go to: orclick here to register


The workshop will be held at the Embassy Suites - Dallas Market Center, Dallas, TX (close to the ABA Headquarters hotel.)  This all-suites hotel provides its guests with a cooked-to-order breakfast and a evening manager's reception.  The conference rate for a suite is $119 per night plus tax. Please go to the Embassy Suites hotel website to book your room before Jan. 16 to get the special rate.  

You are welcome to contact Sharon directly for more information.

Sharon Ellison:   Phone: 510-332-0020 or 800-714-7334   Email:

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