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InsideCounsel’s Transformative Leadership Awards: Snapshots

Highlights from InsideCounsel’s Transformative Leadership Awards ceremony, held May 24

The Who’s Who of women in the legal profession gathered for InsideCounsel’s second annual Transformative Leadership Awards ceremony on Tuesday night. The event kicked off with a cocktail reception and dinner, then attendees and award recipients were treated to an evening of celebrations for exceptional women in the legal profession. Check out the slideshow of the Transformative Leadership Award celebration highlights, starting on the next page.

TLA Cocktail Reception


Transformative Leadership Award attendees networked at a pre-dinner cocktail reception.

Micelle Coleman Mayes


Michele Coleman Mayes, SVP, GC and Chief Legal Officer of Allstate Insurance Co., co-emceed the evening’s festivities.

Stasia Kelly


DLA Piper Partner Anastasia Kelly co-emceed the TLA Award celebrations.

Colleen Davies


Reed Smith Partner Colleen Davies accepts the Transformative Leadership Award on behalf of her firm. Reed Smith won the Economic Emplowerment Award for Firmwide Policies.

Reed Smith


Reed Smith Partner Ellen Bastier accepts the TLA Rainmaker Award.

Kelly-Ann Gibbs Cartwright


Teri Plummer McClure, SVP of legal, compliance and public affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary of United Parcel Service, and Kelly-Ann Gibbs Cartwright, partner at Holland & Knight, won the Economic Empowerment “Sharing the Power” Award. Gibbs Cartwright (pictured) accepts the award.

Nadia Dombrowski


Nadia Dombrowski, SVP, group head, lead region counsel, U.S. markets, for MasterCard Worldwide, accepts the Pamela L. Carter Award, which recognizes a woman whose vision, values and philosophy of using her achievements are critical to her success.

Carol Ann Petren


Carol Ann Petren, EVP and general counsel of Cigna, receives the Anastasia D. Kelly Award. The award honors a GC who is committed to accelerating women to senior leadership roles within a law department and beyond.

Diedre Stanley


Deirdre Stanley, EVP and general counsel of Thomson Reuters, accepts the Mary Ann Hynes Pioneer Award. The award honors a woman GC who raises the bar for lawyers and corporations through her high standard of work.

Kim Koopersmith


Kim Koopersmith, managing partner – U.S. at Akin Gump, accepts the Thomas A Mars Pathmaker Award. The award is presented to a law firm managing partner or senior leader who has worked to accelerate the economic empowerment of attorneys of color or women in law firms.


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