THE WBA WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR GOLD SPONSORS FOR THE 2021 GALA
THE 2021 WBA GALA
The gala where it happens
CHECK-IN OPENS AT 6PM | PROGRAM BEGINS AT 7PM (IN PERSON & VIRTUAL)
ARTISTS FOR HUMANITY EPICENTER
100 W 2nd Street, Boston, MA 02127
Never fear, parking is near!
Situated in the innovation district, Artists For Humanity is ideal for parking and public transportation. The Channel Center Garage (116 W 1st Street Boston MA) is a mere 300 feet away. Public transportation is also conveniently located: take the MBTA Red Line to the Broadway stop and walk a couple blocks to AFH.
WELCOME TO THE 2021 WBA GALA CELEBRATION!
We’re thrilled to be throwing a good ole’ fashioned party as we have SO much to celebrate. AND, we’re going to celebrate in TWO WAYS! Come join us...
in the “room where is happens”…get your ticket to attend the event in person!
online and stream the event in the comfort of your own home.
We are excited to come together, celebrate our awardees, and network with each other (friendly reminder, cash bar!).
We recognize that some folks may not be comfortable gathering but still want to celebrate, so we have included an online only option.
We have some AMAZING entertainment in store for both in-person attendees as well as our online attendees.
WHAT'S IN STORE THE EVENING OF THE GALA?
As we emerge from this past year, let’s look forward to all that the future holds by celebrating life, a sense of normalcy, and being together again.
On October 25, we will enjoy:
In-person networking opportunities both before AND after the program
Cocktails, chic bites, and dessert buffet
A welcome from our President, Heather Gamache
A very special LIVE performance of Hamilton songs and Q&A by Miguel Cervantes, current lead role of Hamilton on Broadway
A top-secret backstage tour of the Hamilton set on Broadway hosted by Miguel Cervantes and Kim Miles of Miles in Heels Productions
No one really knows how the parties get to “YES”
The pieces that are sacrificed in every game of chess
We just assume that it happens
But no one else is in the room where it happens.
The Room Where It Happens, Hamilton
LELIA J. ROBINSON AWARD
The Lelia J. Robinson award celebrates the first woman attorney to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She was admitted to practice in 1882. The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts created an award to celebrate women who embody this trailblazing spirit – women who are pioneers in the legal profession and have made a difference in the community.
EMERGING WOMEN LEADERS OF THE LAW
The Women’s Bar Association introduced the Emerging Women Leaders in the Law Award to recognize the significant achievements of women lawyers in the first 10 to 15 years of their legal careers. The award honors women who have demonstrated professional excellence or had a significant professional achievement in the earlier stages of their legal career, and either promote the status of women in the legal profession or contribute meaningfully to the equal participation of women in a just society.
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.
ABOUT THE WBA
Through your generous support, the WBA is able to:
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