Our purpose is to promote the leadership, advancement and interests of women attorneys through professional education, networking and the exchange of ideas between our members, local bar associations, business and the community.

Gold Sponsors:
Baker Hostetler
Carpenter Lipps & Leland
Littler Mendelson
Thompson Hine

Silver Sponsors:
Nationwide
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur

Bronze Sponsors:
Dinsmore & Shohl
Roetzel & Andress
The Gnoesis Group
Ice Miller

CLE Session Sponsor:
Bricker & Eckler LLP
Ohio State Bar Association


President of the American Bar Association to Serve as Keynote at OWBA/OWBF Annual Meeting Luncheon on May 19, 2016

The Ohio Women’s Bar Association (OWBA) and Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation (OWBF) are proud to announce that Paulette Brown, current President of the American Bar Association (ABA) and Partner and Co-Chair of the firm-wide Diversity & Inclusion Committee at Locke Lord LLP will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 OWBA/OWBF Annual Conference Meeting Luncheon on May 19, 2016, at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio.  Brown is the first woman of color to lead the prestigious ABA, a 136 year old professional legal association with over 400,000 members.

“We are extremely pleased and honored that President Brown has accepted our invitation to speak at this year's OWBA Annual Meeting.  She is truly an inspiration and her leadership and impact make her a highlight for this event. As the President of the ABA, Paulette has renewed the focus on Diversity and Inclusion in the profession at a time when numbers in the profession for women and minorities are dropping and most organizations are struggling with ways to combat this truth,”  said Marilyn McClure-Demers, President–Elect of the OWBA and Associate General Counsel at Nationwide Insurance.

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OWBA/OWBF Annual Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

The OWBA/OWBF Annual Conference spans two days and includes 6.25 hours of CLE (pending approval), an Honoring Women in Government Reception, a breakfast spotlight, our annual meeting luncheon and a reception honoring our luncheon keynote speaker.  It will be truly an event with something for everyone.  We are excited to welcome Paulette Brown, President of the American Bar Association as our luncheon keynote to add to the program’s success.

CLE sessions will include:  A View from the Bench Panel; Women in Law: Leadership Lessons from the Top Panel; Advancing the Next Generation of Women Leaders in the Legal Profession; Breaking Down Barriers & Investing in Diverse Talent Panel; and a Beyond the Headcount - Inclusive Environments and Diverse Leadership Panel.  These sessions will bring the state’s top leaders and experts to participants.

To provide these outstanding offerings to participants, we need the support of organizations from across the state.  We have Gold and Silver Conference sponsorships, luncheon table sponsorships, as well as CLE session sponsorships available.  Also in need of financial support is our second annual Honoring Women in Government reception.

For further information on available opportunities and to commit, please click here.



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