Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership: Boston

June 14, 2023
Awareness into Action:  Inspiring Change


Society is calling for change, and businesses are racing to pivot DEI initiatives from being a “should have” wish list item to a “must have” priority; and giving leaders passionate about DEI the perfect opening, and the power, to create true, sustainable change in their workplaces.

 The Driving Diversity in Law and Leadership Summit is an annual event dedicated to exploring and brainstorming solutions to these issues within the legal sector by creating a platform for leaders and stakeholders to exchange ideas, network, and learn latest trends and best practices to driving diversity.

We are excited to announce that this year’s conference will feature engaging keynote speeches, interactive panel discussions, and informative breakout sessions that will explore topics including recruiting, developing, and retaining diverse talent, methods to benchmarking DEI initiative success, cultivating allies and change agents and more!

 Join us for this inspiring event that will help you gain a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding DEI and provide you with the tools to make a real difference. Together, we can drive meaningful change and promote a culture of inclusivity and belonging that goes beyond metrics within the legal industry.


Ruchi Shah
Director, Senior Counsel
Boston Scientific
Lara de Leon
Constangy, Brooks, Smith, & Prophete, LLP
Virginia Johnson
Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
Jennifer R. Schultz
Sullivan & Worcester
Megan Tipper
Assistant General Counsel
National Grid
Denise Lane
Chief of Staff to GC
Boston Scientific
Deborah Collum
Chief Legal Officer
Cassie Ramos
Lead Global Mobility Partner
Mandy Tenner
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Amalgamated Bank
Sarah Wilk
Womble Bond Dickinson
Chelsea Loughran
Wolf Greenfield
Molly Frankel
SVP, Managing Counsel & Head of Enterprise Experience Legal
Citizens Bank
Michel Bamani
Assistant VP and Assistant General Counsel
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Uzma Saghir
Senior Corporate Counsel
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Nora Marantz
Vice President, Senior Corporate Counsel
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Michele Adelman
US General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
PHC Holdings Corporation
Nancy Kaplan
Assistant General Counsel, Sustainability, Environmental & Real Estate
Eversource Energy
Melissa M. D’Alelio
Chair, National Insurance and Catastrophic Loss Group
Robins Kaplan LLP
Katherine Baker
Chair of Gaming Industry Group
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Rachel Roy
Associate General Counsel, Global Employment Lead
MaryAnn Kanary
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Barton Malow Holdings
Kristin Gerber
Goodwin Procter LLP
Yasmin Ghassab
Compliance Director
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Rontear Pendleton
Deputy Attorney General
Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
Renuka Drummond
Chief Legal Officer
Alexandra (Sasha) Thaler
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Elitza Miteva
VP, Senior Counsel -Employment Law
Lincoln Financial Group
Meghal B. Shah
Holland & Knight
Yetunde Buraimoh
The Broad Institute
Melissa O’Berg
Associate General Counsel


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