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2021 Empowered Summit

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2021 Empowered Summit

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What does it mean to belong at work? How do legal leaders empower employees at all levels of an organization to feel comfortable contributing their perspectives?

Pivotal questions like these will be tackled during Modern Counsel’s first-ever Empowered Summit. This exclusive event will spotlight the efforts and achievements of a diverse range of attorneys and touch on a host of critical topics. The development of inclusive work environments, the ability to overcome impostor syndrome, and the running of effective recruiting, outreach, and mentoring programs are among the subjects to be discussed. It’s sure to be an event that leaves attendees feeling energized and . . . empowered.


Thursday, May 6
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. ET



Featured Speakers

LaTasha Rowe
General Counsel
NFM Lending

Manda Ghaferi
VP and Deputy General Counsel

Valyncia Saunders
Senior Assistant General Counsel and Managing Director
Altria Client Services

Trisha Daho
Founder and CEO

John Gaidoo
VP and Deputy General Counsel for Global Employment & Labor Relations

Cynthia Tregillis

VP & Deputy General Counsel – Contracts, Products & IP
Western Digital

Anthony Sharett

Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, Corporate Secretary
Meta Financial Group


Understanding Intersectionality as a Leader
4:05 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Panelists will discuss what it means to belong at work and how legal leaders can empower employees at all levels of an organization to feel comfortable with contributing their perspectives.

Walking the Walk on DEI
4:30 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Eastern Time

This fireside chat will focus on how organizations can put their diversity, equity, and inclusion ideas into action.

Paying it Forward: Going Beyond Mentorship to Sponsorship
4:55 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. Eastern Time
This lightning talk will focus on the importance of sponsoring, and not just mentoring, up-and-coming leaders.

Networking Session
5:20 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time
After the program, we’ll turn to breakout groups for intimate networking and conversations.


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