Partner Dawn Smith will participate as a panelist at the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) Leader Within event on February 5, 2018 at the State Bar of Georgia.

GAWL will be talking about how to improve the workplace for women. Prominent women in Georgia will share their stories and strategies for a future that does not repeat the past. As women who hold positions of influence, we need to listen to the voices around us and join the conversation.  At this year’s Leader Within, we have an opportunity to be the change we want to see in the world.

The topics we will discuss affect too many women.

Featured speakers and panelists will discuss the impact of harassment and misconduct in the workplace, as well as strategies for moving forward.

Participate in the conversation. Share your story.

Elizabeth Finn Johnson (Of Counsel, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation; retired Senior Counsel, Employee Relations, The Coca-Cola Company)

Falguni Sheth (Associate Professor, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Emory University)

Cara Snow (Chief Development Officer at the Technology Association of Georgia)

Dawn Smith (Partner, Smith and Files, LLC)

Elaine Woo (Legal Director Atlanta Women for Equality)

Gwen Keys Fleming (Partner, Van Ness Feldman LLP)

Meg Taylor (Associate General Counsel, Delta Air Lines, Inc.)

Shelley A. Senterfitt (Counselor, Work Best Consulting, LLC)

Tori Silas (Senior Counsel and Privacy Officer, Cox Enterprises, Inc.)

Lyndsey Hannigan (Director of Talent, Clio (Legal Practice Management))

Jennifer Downs (Founder, Aggregate Law)

Women in our community are talking about the sea change inspired by the many public stories from women in different industries about issues of gender equality and what role we as individual women should play in creating a solution. It is clear that women are participating in a conversation that is long overdue.

Every woman has a memory to share, a moment — be it big or small — that in retrospect seems more significant than it did at the time it occurred. If it is happening to women executives, judges, and lawyers, then it is happening to women everywhere. We are hoping that you will lend your voice and possibly share your story to make sure the conversation continues.

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