SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, 2019 – At Legal Momentum’s acclaimed 14th Annual Women of Achievement Awards program at the Intercontinental Hotel San Francisco, we recognized six exceptional 2019 Women of Achievement Award recipients:
Aimee Allison, President, Democracy in Color, Founder, She the People – Public Service Honoree
Julie Gruber, EVP, Global General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer, Gap Inc.
Jan Kang, Chief Legal Officer, Chronicle LLC
Cassandra Knight, Vice President & Chief Litigation Counsel, PayPal, Inc.
Mansi H. Shah, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Julie Wainwright, Founder and CEO, The RealReal
Only 5% of U.S. Fortune 500 CEOs are women. Clearly, much work remains in ensuring women have the same economic advancement opportunities as their male counterparts. Legal Momentum’s acclaimed Women of Achievement Program showcases women who have achieved distinction in law, business, and public service. By highlighting these exceptional women’s professional ascension journeys Legal Momentum seeks to “pay it forward” for all the women and girls its has championed over the past 50 years.
Legal Momentum is the nation’s premier legal advocate for women and girls, renowned for its 50 years of strategic and highly leveraged approaches to protecting women’s rights through the law. As the founding and on-going champions of the Violence Against Women Act and the fierce defenders of Title IX, Legal Momentum focuses on the most fundamental needs of women – physical safety and economic empowerment – so that all other possibilities are open to all women and girls. And with their focus on the most marginalized and vulnerable of women, Legal Momentum assures that the rights of all women and girls are legally assured.
“Diversity, essential to the economic vibrancy of U.S. for profit and non-profit enterprise, is the hallmark of 2019’s Women of Achievement Honorees. Legal Momentum is exceptionally pleased at the depth of achievement and commitment of these remarkable women,” notes Legal Momentum CEO/President Carol Moody Baldwin, the former COIO of CalPERS, the nation’s largest pension fund. “We welcome everyone passionate about women’s advancement to join us in celebrating all these remarkable women have achieved!”
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