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Baker Botts Partners Attend 2017 Women’s Power Summit: ‘Power Plays that Matter’

AUSTIN, TX, April 27, 2017 - Baker Botts partners are among the elite leaders convening at the 2017 Women’s Power Summit on Law and Leadership, Power Plays that Matter, on April 26-28 in Austin, Texas. Hosted by the Center for Women in Law (CWIL) at the University of Texas School of Law since 2009, the biennial Summit draws the “Who’s Who of influential women in the legal profession” and is considered one of the most significant gatherings of women lawyers in the country. 

“Baker Botts continuously supports the CWIL’s  Summit and its critical goals,” said Baker Botts Partner Gail Stewart, firmwide chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee. “It brings together more and more leaders each year from the private and public sectors to continue to develop strong women leaders. We are pleased to have the opportunity to influence women’s positions in the workplace and create a positive impact through these important discussions with other leaders.” 

Baker Botts partners attending this year’s event include Samantha Crispin, Gail Stewart, Mollie Duckworth, Aileen Hooks, Connie Taylor and Paula Heyman. Ms. Crispin, a member of the CWIL’s Leader’s Circle, is providing introductions for a panel today, titled, “Pay Equity: The Final Frontier.” Law firm partners and general counsel will discuss steps they are taking to interrupt bias in the compensation process to ensure equitable compensation in their organizations and the law firms they hire. 

Every year, since 2004, Baker Botts has ranked among the Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity on Multicultural Law magazine’s annual survey and is consistently ranked among the top 100 law firms on Minority Law Journal/American Lawyer’s annual Diversity Scorecard. 

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