Alumni Short

Raising the Diversity and Inclusion Bar: Women of Color in the Law

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Sonya Olds Som, JD `97; Claire Chino, JD `97; Irene Oria, JD `99; Leslie Richards-Yellen, JD `94; and Angela Winfield, JD `08 as Moderator. With welcome remarks by Nora Ali, JD `15
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You are cordially invited to a Cornell Law School digital presentation.
Cornell Law School Alumni Association and the Mary Kennedy Brown Society Present: Raising the Diversity and Inclusion Bar: Women of Color in the Law
Although discussions of diversity, equity and inclusion are occurring in many law firms, companies and organizations around the country, the discussions often focus on singular identities- race, gender, etc. so, what happens when race and gender intersect? Women of color face unique challenges as respected professionals. This program will offer a candid conversation about the strategies women lawyers of color have personally used to navigate their careers. The program also will explore ways law firms, businesses and their legal departments can expand their thinking about diversity by embracing an intersectional approach.
This event is also sponsored by the Cornell Black Lawyers Alumni Network, Latino Lawyers of Cornell, Cornell Alumni Network of Asian Lawyers and the Native American Lawyers Alumni Network.
Thursday, October 22, 2020

12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT
Welcome Remarks:
Nora Ali, JD ’15,
Associate, Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP and Vice President, Cornell Law School Mary Kennedy Brown Society
Angela Winfield, JD ’08
Associate Vice President for Inclusion and Workforce Diversity, Cornell University
Please register ON-LINE by Wednesday, October 21. Should you have any questions,
please email
You will receive the login instructions via Zoom when you register.