For the third year, InsideCounsel celebrated the empowerment of women in the legal community at the annual Transformative Leadership Awards. The annual awards dinner, which honors general counsel and law firm partners who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and advancing women in corporate law, took place at Chicago’s Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. Hundreds of in-house counsel, law firm lawyers, legal consultants and other members of the legal community attended.
The packed room honored the six Transformative Leadership Awards winners at this year’s event. Attendees from legal departments, law firms and other related endeavors were on hand to recognize the achievements of the general counsel and women law firm partners who have excelled both in mentoring and promoting women to new levels of success, and working to increase the economic empowerment of women in law.
Anastasia D. Kelly Award
Winner: Janet Langford Kelly, senior vice president, legal, general counsel and corporate secretary of ConocoPhillips Co.
Honors a woman GC who is committed to advancing female leadership
Q&A with TLA winner Janet Langford Kelly
During her 30-year legal career, Janet Langford Kelly has been in top legal and compliance positions at some of the nation’s largest corporations: Sara Lee Corp., Kellogg Co. and Kmart Corp. She joined ConocoPhillips Co. in 2006, where she currently is senior vice president, legal, general counsel and corporate secretary.