THE WBA WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR GOLD SPONSORS FOR THE 2020 GALA

 

THE 2020 WBA GALA

All dressed up & nowhere to gala

Thursday

OCTOBER 22  7:30PM

WELCOME TO THE 2020 WBA GALA CELEBRATION!

We’re embracing the uniqueness of 2020 by reinventing the evening, packing it with both sizzle and substance…and bringing it to you right at home!

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We want to celebrate our WBA tradition and highlight all the great work that we do throughout the year. 

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This year has been challenging for us all, both personally and professionally.  

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We at the WBA recognize there is also a great deal to celebrate and be grateful for: our members, our sponsors, and our diverse, vibrant community.

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WHAT'S IN STORE THE EVENING OF THE GALA?

Sit back, relax, and get ready for a fabulously NEW virtual experience supported by the same wonderful WBA spirit.

On October 22, we will enjoy:

A welcome from our President, Nicole Forbes

A fabulous cooking demo by James Beard Award winner chef Karen Akunowicz of Bravo’s “Top Chef” and owner of Fox & The Knife in Southie 

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Recognition and celebration of our WBA’s 2020 Women’s Leadership Initiative class members

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A celebration of the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

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A live fireside chat with Nicole Forbes and Karen Akunowicz discussing everything from being a female chef in a male-dominated industry to the challenges of running a small business in the time of COVID to her work for LGBTQ advocacy to what the power of the vote means for women everywhere

A live Q&A session with Karen Akunowicz and the audience

Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn't be that women are the exception.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

RBG said it best. And the WBA is here to make sure that women get a seat at tables everywhere to be a part of these conversations.

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AT THIS YEAR'S GALA, WE'RE EXCITED TO

CELEBRATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE

2020 IS UNIQUE IN SO MANY WAYS. This year is the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. As history has proven, there is something very special and powerful about women working together to effect meaningful change. Like 100 years ago when we came together to earn the right to vote, now we need to come together and support organizations like the WBA that protects the rights and promotes the opportunities for women in the legal profession and across the Commonwealth.

AT THIS YEAR'S GALA, WE'RE EXCITED TO

WELCOME CHEF KAREN AKUNOWICZ

We are hosting a virtual party with James Beard Award winner chef Karen Akunowicz of Bravo's "Top Chef" with a cooking demo, fireside chat, and Q&A from our audience!

WBA President, Nicole Forbes, will lead the conversation with Karen by talking about everything from being a female chef in a male-dominated industry to the challenges of running a small business in the time of COVID to her work for LGBTQ advocacy to what the power of the vote means for women everywhere.

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AT THIS YEAR'S GALA, WE'RE EXCITED TO

BRING TOGETHER WOMEN FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE HIGHLIGHTING THE WORK OF THE WBA

The WBA is the largest local women’s legal organization in Massachusetts with nearly 1,500 members. For the past 40 years, we have worked relentlessly to provide leadership and mentoring opportunities for women attorneys, run social justice programming, stay active at the heart of key legislative policies in the Commonwealth, and generally create an excellent professional and referral network for our members.

AT THIS YEAR'S GALA, WE'RE EXCITED TO

AWARD OUR WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE CLASS FOR OUTSTANDING WORK AND ACHIEVEMENT

Azure Aronsson

Jessica Babine

Saraa Basaria

Elizabeth Monnin-Browder
Margaret Caulfield

Meghan Cooper

Michelle Detherage

Courtney Groh

Amalia Jorns

Nita Kumaraswami Klunder

Stephanie Lin

Elizabeth McEvoy 

Maggie Morgan

Emily Musgrave

Rebecca Neale

Amy Sennett

Naomi Shatz

Emily Sy 

Allison Lukas Turner

Destinee Waiters

Jennifer Watson

Whitney Williams

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BE A SPONSOR OR ADVERTISE WITH US

The Gala is the WBA’s major annual fundraiser and this year your support is even more important to help us continue our work serving our members, the legal profession, and the underserved members of our communities.

As we celebrate this incredible milestone for equal voting rights, please join us as we continue the fight for equality. Through your generous support, we are able to continue the important work of the WBA in achieving the full and equal participation of women in the legal profession and in a just society.

 

MEET OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

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SUPER SUPPORTER

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DONATE TO THE WBA

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ABOUT THE WBA

Through your generous support, the WBA is able to:

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  • help our members build a diverse and dynamic network with women working in firms, companies, government, and public interest

  • create business development and branding programs 

  • assist members in gaining leadership positions in the legal industry as well as on corporate and non-profit boards

  • develop and promote a robust legislative agenda to address society’s most critical social and legal issues

  • participate in amicus advocacy on issues important to protecting civil rights and families in the Commonwealth

  • encourage women to enter the judiciary, and recognize the achievements of women in the law

CONTACT

Margaret E. Talmers

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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617.973.6666 ext. 2218

 

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