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Women Owned Law Symposium 2022: Navigating Growth in the New Normal
Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
Category: National

also available online via zoom

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We are still very much in the midst of a pandemic, and although we hope we are nearing its end, there is no denying that the last two years have changed the way we think about and approach work and the practice of law. Having tackled the challenges of pivoting to remote work, many legal entrepreneurs are now navigating growth in this new normal: hiring, marketing and setting boundaries in what can sometimes feel like a 24-hour workday. Join us in person if you can (with the option to participate via Zoom if you can’t) to connect and be inspired by a diverse offering of panelists as we “navigate growth in the new normal” and discover opportunity in a challenging world.


Using Grit & Growth Mindset to Improve Your Performance & Increase the Effectiveness of Your Teams

Featuring Dr. Milana Hogan, Ed.D.  

Chief Legal Talent Officer, Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP & Author, Grit, the Secret to Advancement: Stories of Successful Women Lawyers & Lead Researcher, ABA Commission on Women in the Profession’s Gritty Teams Study


Growing Reach - marketing/networking/speaking - Growing Your Brand - small or large

Ivy Slater, CEO
Slater Success Coaching
Jessica Shpall Rosen, Esq., Partner
Greewald Doherty
Melanie Cunningham, Founder
Melanie Cunningham Law Office P.C.
Heather Clauson Haughian, Founder & Managing Partner
Culhane Meadows, PLLC
Ashley Robinson
Green Cardigan Marketing

The Future of Work: Structuring small business practices to impact representation, equity, inclusion, and business performance. 

Virginia Essandoh, Chief DEI Officer
Ballard Spahr
Sheryl Axelrod, President
The Axelrod Law Firm, PC

Monique DeLapenha, Esq. 
Ahmad Zaffarese LLC
Jean L. Chou
Principal, JLC Associates

Integrating Wellness Into Our Busy Lives

Gail J. Cummings, Chief Strategist
Gail J. Cummings Consulting, LLC
Chelsea Hoover, Nutritionist and Founder
Fuel for Thought Nutrition
Aleezé Moss, PhD, Associate Director
Jefferson Center for Mindfulness, Marcus Institute for Integrative Medicine
Debbie Epstein Henry, Owner
DEH Consulting | Speaking | Writing 

Growing Your Team in the New Normal

Judie Saunders, Partner
Griesing Law
Paige Zandri, Managing Partner
Artese Zandri
Lauren Artese Partner
Artese Zandri
Jaclyn Foster, Founder & Business Consultant
Del.Trust - Law Firm Solutions 

Pre-Symposium Dinner - Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The evening before the Women Owned Law Symposium (Tuesday, May 10th) there will be a dinner at Estia Restaurant (1405 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA) from 7:30pm – 10:00pm.  This is another opportunity for symposium attendees to gather and network with one another.  An additional fee of $75 is required to attend the dinner.

Hear from WOL Board Member, Mandy Rosenblum, on why she plans to attend the dinner:

“Our busy schedules make it so difficult to get to know our colleagues.  The dinner the night before our last in-person symposium reminded me of the importance of doing just that.  At this event, I got to know attendees I had not previously met in a relaxed setting over a nice meal and a glass of wine.   Sure, I had talked with some of them on the phone or had seen them online, but the opportunity to build relationships with them created a richer experience for all of us. At the symposium and in the years since, I have built upon these relationships which has made my work with WOL more satisfying.  More importantly, I have called upon these trusted colleagues and new friends for their expertise and built referral relationships with them.”  

If you have not already registered for the Symposium, please select the add-on for the pre-Symposium dinner on the registration form. If you are already registered for the Symposium and would like to add the dinner, please email [email protected]

All federal and local COVID-19 protocols will be followed and enforced. Seats are very limited for this dinner.

WOL's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

WOL strongly embraces and values diversity in all its forms and is committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization that meets the needs of all its members. We believe a diverse and inclusive organization will be stronger and better informed, reflective of the marketplace and will enable us to make a more meaningful, relevant and lasting contribution to women entrepreneurs in the law.  

COVID Protocols

The symposium is going to be held at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy | 1200 CHESTNUT STREET | Philadelphia, PA and online via zoom.  If you choose to join the WOL symposium in-person in Philadelphia, COVID protocols will be put in place.  These protocols will be in-line with the CDC and local rules as well as the rules being enforced by the Drexel University, including use of the Drexel Health Checker -

To view the health and safety protocols for visitors at Drexel go to

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