HBA Gender Fairness Committee Celebrates 15th Anniversary


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Educate • Encourage • Empower

In honor of the 15th anniversary of the Gender Fairness Committee, the HBA presented an evening event on Tuesday, April 24. Attendees enjoyed networking, hors d’oeuvres, and a keynote speech by American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass, as well as presentations by committee founder and former HBA President Tom Godbold; current HBA President Alistair Dawson; current Committee Co-Chairs Elizabeth A. Campbell, Amanda G. Halter and Cheryl Elliott Thornton; and former Committee Co-Chair Kristin Kruse Lotz.

The committee also handed out copies of its Gender Fairness Initiative, an aspirational agreement to promote gender equity in the legal workplace.

Attendees enjoy the informative presentations.
HBA President Dawson introduces the keynote speaker.
Keynote speaker, American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass, presents her initiative to research women in legal careers.
From left to right: 2013-14 Committee Co-Chair Kristin Kruse-Lotz; 2017-18 Committee Co-Chair Amanda G. Halter; American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass; Houston Bar Association President Alistair Dawson; 2017-18 Committee Co-Chair Cheryl Elliott Thornton; 2017-18 Committee Co-Chair Elizabeth A. Campbell; and 2002-03 Houston Bar Association President and Committee Founder Tom Godbold.

Thank you to the organizations that generously sponsored the event.
Platinum Sponsor: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittmann LLP

Silver Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsors:

Additional Sponsor: The Hon. Sylvia Matthews

Venue Obtained by: Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Special thanks to the committee co-chairs, as well as sponsorship subcommittee co-chairs Sherra Gilbert and Jacquelyn McAnelly. Thanks also to our keynote speaker, Ms. Bass.