The Inclusion & Equity Summit: Texas

October 28, 2021


The past year and a half has brought unprecedented disruptions and uncertainty to our lives, jobs, and families. It is changing the way we do business, socialize, and even educate our children. The Inclusion & Equity Summit explores these changes and the effect they are having on the career paths of women and leaders within underrepresented groups. Diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives are no longer taking a back seat in Corporate America. Further, DEI is not a gender issue or a race issue, but rather, it is a people issue. In order to truly foster change, we need to get all stakeholders in the room. Therefore, all genders are welcome!

What are the best strategies for recruiting and retaining diverse talent? What does success look like for you and what is the most effective way to bring it to fruition? How can we enlist men to become our allies and advocates? Are companies doing enough to create a culture of inclusion that goes beyond metrics?

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


Naana Danquah Jefferson
General Counsel Americas Land
Jolie Havens
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Natara Williams
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Trace Midstream
Kaleisha Stuart
Deputy General Counsel
Dallas Cowboys Football Club
Michelle Jones
Associate General Counsel
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
DeMonica Gladney
Senior Counsel
Debbie Yee
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Wen Butcher
Senior Associate General Counsel
Emerson Automation Solutions
Amber Sims
Assistant VP & Senior Legal Counsel-Litigation
Ashley Palermo
Managing Legal Officer of People, Education, and Operations
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Becca Bonagura
Managing Director, EY Law – Legal Managed Services
Ernst & Young LLP
Marissa Yu
Expert Counsel
The Dow Chemical Company
Juli Greenberg
Assistant General Counsel
Citigroup, Inc.
Kellen McJunkins
Associate General Counsel
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Ashley Fischer
General Counsel
Tiff's Treats
Lisa Abram
Senior Employment Counsel
L3Harris Technologies
Melissa Potapova
Head of Legal
Amanda Howard
Senior Associate Corporate Counsel, AVP
Frost Bank
Elisa Veliz
Assistant General Counsel
Lavonne Hopkins
Senior Managing Legal Director - Security & Resiliency and Digital
Dell Technologies
Dubraska Jaramillo
Senior Counsel, Americas Products
Chevron Products Company
Andrea Palmer
Vice President – Legal & Compliance
Higginbotham Insurance Agency, Inc.
Islara Irgit
Hillary Holmes
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Jennifer Akre
Hartline Barger LLP


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