Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership: Houston

March 1, 2023
Awareness Into Action!


It looks like many of the changes brought on by the pandemic and the events of the past three years are here to stay. The CenterForce Driving Diversity in Law Series 2023 will continue to explore this “new normal” and the effect (both positive and negative) it is having on the career paths of women and other underrepresented professionals in legal and Corporate America. Clearly, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives have become an imperative. Further, DEI is no longer being defined as a gender issue or a race issue, but rather, as a people issue. In order to truly foster change, we need to get all stakeholders in the room. Therefore, all genders and allies are welcome!

How is leadership evolving to meet the challenges of the post-pandemic world? Are companies doing enough to create a culture of inclusion that goes beyond metrics? What are the best strategies for recruiting, developing and retaining diverse talent? How can we harness the benefits of a multi-generational workforce? What does success look like for you and what is the most effective way of bringing it to fruition?


The conference will provide networking and learning opportunities on the below-listed topics and more!


Zandra Foley
Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons, LLP
Lynn Moffett
VP - Human Resources
BMC Software
Sarah Menendez
Chief Litigation Counsel
BMC Software
Rishi Varma
General Counsel & Corp Secretary
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Rocio Mendoza
Partner, Corporate Department
Paul Hastings, LLP
Jennise Stubbs
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
LaToya Merritt
Phelps Dunbar LLP
Anna Raimer
Jones Day
Dianne Ralston
Chief Legal Officer
Ashley Fischer
General Counsel
Tiff's Treats
Hillary Holmes
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Michelle Arishita
Counsel — Commercial & Business Litigation
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Samantha-Anne (Horwitch) Nadolny
Vice President, Associate General Counsel
Select Water Solutions
Sweta Sethna
Chief Counsel
Energy Transfer LP
Shannon Stokes
Assistant General Counsel Legal & Compliance
World Fuel Services
Alan York
Reed Smith LLP
Virginia Pederson
Mayer LLP
Michelle I. Taylor
Associate General Counsel Office of Air Force General Counsel
Department of Defense
Nicole Perkins
Associate General Counsel & Chief of Staff
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Christallyn McCloud Williams
Senior Corporate Counsel, Labor, Employment & Litigation
Norma N. Bennett
Senior Counsel
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Natara Williams
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Trace Midstream
Erika A. Courtade
Assistant General Counsel
Solar Turbines Incorporated
Monica White
Latham & Watkins, LLP
Lauren Brogdon
Partner | Chair - Crisis Management Practice Group
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Tramaine Chargois Singleton
Senior Health, Safety and Environmental Legal Counsel
Dianna Jones
Director, Legal and Trade Compliance
Uber Technologies, Inc.
Alexandra Wilde
Jones Day
Naana Danquah Jefferson
General Counsel Americas Land
Idris Ashimi
Legislative and Regulatory Counsel Government & Industry Relations
Allstate Insurance Company
Justine Lin
Senior Legal Counsel, Trade
Anne Peetz
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Amber Ali
Chamberlain Hrdlicka
Carmen Jo Rejda-Ponce
Germer PLLC.
Dani A. Sánchez
Senior Director, Associate General Counsel – Litigation & Employment
Academy Sports + Outdoors


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