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The OWBA and OWBF Annual Meeting and Conference will feature over 7 hours of CLE courses, an Honoring Women in Government Reception and Annual Meeting Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Phyllis Harris, Senior Vice President and General Counsel Legal Operations, Walmart Inc.
OWBA, Cincinnati Bar Association and the Cincinnati Chapter of the Federal Bar host Private Screening of Balancing the Scales
The Ohio Women's Bar Association, Cincinnati Bar Association and Cincinnati Chapter of the Federal Bar Association in conjunction with the University of Cincinnati College of Law’s Center for Race, Gender, & Social Justice and UC Law Women hosted a private screening of the documentary Balancing the Scales at the University of Cincinnati College of Law on February 15, 2018.
Following the screening, there was a panel discussion that evoked conversation about diversity and inclusion, work/life balance and other themes related to the film. The panel was moderated by Professor Kristin Kalsem, Co-Director of the University of Cincinnati Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice, and the panel members were -
Walmart Inc., Senior Vice President and General Counsel Legal Operations to Serve as Keynote at OWBA/OWBF Annual Meeting Luncheon on April 27, 2018
The Ohio Women’s Bar Association and Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation are proud to announce that Phyllis Harris, Senior Vice President and General Counsel Legal Operations of Walmart Inc., will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 OWBA/OWBF Annual Conference Meeting Luncheon on Friday, April 27, 2018, at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio. Phyllis has earned a reputation for exemplary leadership. In her current role, Phyllis leads a team of lawyers in areas of employment, intellectual property, privacy, data security, government relations and corporate affairs/governance law. In addition, she is responsible for outside counsel management, as well as diversity and attorney development programs. Prior to joining Walmart, Phyllis spent 20 years with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and earned the rank of Meritorious Executive for her superior accomplishments.
The OWBA/OWBF Annual Conference spans two days with CLE sessions scheduled on Thursday, April 26, and Friday, April 27. Additionally, the OWBA Government Subcommittee will host its Honoring Women in Government Reception at the conference center on the evening of April 26.
This year’s conference theme is Knowledge is Power: Taking Control of Your Career, and will share perspectives from firm leaders, judges and government officials, general counsels and other local leaders and business professionals. The CLE sessions will be the topic of: