2021 Women’s History Month
2021 Womens History Month-Paul Stafford
In honor of women’s history month, Paul Stafford explains how he was honored to Barbara Jordan, who had a profound impact on him as a child.
Many summers ago, there was a televised hearing, during which a stately African-American female with an impeccable
2021 Womens History Month-Aaron Tobin
2021 Womens History Month-Monica Smith
Monica Smith celebrates her mom Melanie. “She built a successful career in commercial real estate AND raised three kids. Somehow she was always the first parent in the carpool line growing up. I will always admire how she balanced working and being
2021 Womens History Month-Olesja Cormney
Olesja Cormney celebrates Stephanie Prewitt, her first supervisor at Toyota, who had a profound impact on her as a young attorney.
It was transformational for me to watch Stephanie lead with kindness and empathy and be a rock for the organization in times
2021 Womens History Month-Robert Tobey
Robert Tobey celebrates his Aunt, Hermine Tobolowsky, known as “Mother of the Texas Equal Rights Amendment,” which was passed by the Texas Legislature in 1972. Growing up in Dallas, Aunt Hermine told me about her struggles to be treated equally with men
2021 Womens History Month-Nicole Knox
Nicole Knox celebrates Maya Angelou, her hero. Her wisdom always gives me the strength to persevere. “Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, she stands up for all women.” -Maya Angelou
#womenshistorymonth #womeninlaw #womenleaders
2021 Womens History Month-Kimberly Bocell
2021 Womens History Month-Kara Altenbaumer Price
Kara Altenbaumer-Price shares how when Hillary Clinton was the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, she got truly excited to witness the possibility of our first female president. “I was all in—giddy even—but when she lost, I was truly crushed. It wasn’t
2021 Womens History Month-Alejandra Siller
Alejandra Siller shares who inspired her to consider a career in law.
The summer before my sophomore year of high school, President Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to serve as Supreme Court Justice. Before then, I had never considered a career as an
2021 Womens History Month-Jennifer King
2021 Womens History Month-Krisi Kastl
Hard work and determination by strong women is what Krisi Kastl celebrates for Women’s History Month.
Both my grandmother, Christine Kastl, and my mother, Patricia Kastl, significantly impacted my professional growth as a woman attorney. My grandmother founded and ran her own successful
Women’s History Month 2021-Founders
2021 International Women’s Day (March 8)
2021 International Womens Day-Lindsey Wyrick
Lindsey Wyrick believes that in this pandemic world we are living in, women lawyers are wearing even more hats than before.
During this time, advancing equity for women often starts with simply checking on one another and seeing how we can help. I
2021 International Womens Day-Jennifer King
This #InternationalWomensDay, I am sharing an amazing achievement by a woman I wish I could have known, Margaret Amsler. Eventually known as “Lady A” to her students at Baylor Law School, she graduated first in her class from Baylor Law School in
2021 International Womens Day-Mehreen Mazhar
In celebration of #InternationalWomensDay, Mehreen Mazhar shares how grateful she is that Kershaw Anderson, PLLC works towards welcoming young, female associates and talent into the profession. We are also thankful that we have been given opportunities to gain valuable experience to develop
2021 International Womens Day-Carol Wilson
The swearing in at the United States Supreme Court Bar in 2016 was an amazing marker in my legal career. Carol Wilson was pleased to share the experience with her daughter. Adding to the experiences of the next generation.
2021 International Womens Day-Krisi Kastl
For #InternationalWomensDay, Krisi Kastl shares an uplifting achievement of a childhood friend, someone she’s known since 3rd grade.
“District Attorney Yvonne Rosales, a fellow El Pasoan like myself, recently made history as the first female District Attorney of El Paso. A victory for
2021 International Womens Day-Katie Anderson
Katie Anderson’s firm is taking action to increase equity for women in the workplace.
We have a robust women’s initiative called BOLD, which hosts regular firm-wide as well as local events to help us recruit and retain a diverse array of women lawyers.
2021 International Womens Day-Nicole Tong
Nicole Tong shares about one of her first trials as a young attorney in Judge Tonya Parker’s court. It was a multi-party case with mostly male attorneys. One morning before the jury came in, Judge Parker addressed all the attorneys. She stated
2021 International Womens Day-Jennifer Ryback
Jennifer Larson Ryback shares with us how in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, women lawyers have been asked to do so much.
“Many of us lost childcare for some or all of the last year and have continued to work full-time. Others
2021 International Womens Day-Christie Newkirk
How does Christie Newkirk take action to increase equity for women in the workplace?
“I focus on mentoring young female lawyers, providing candid feedback not only on substantive issues but also on workplace and life issues. I find that advice on the latter
2021 International Womens Day-Sara Romine
Sara Romine believes you have to be intentional to meaningfully change things. Make time to #mentor younger women, listen for successes worthy of celebration, share your learning experiences, and ensure women are meaningfully represented on your teams. Be a hype woman for
2021 International Womens Day-SaraRomine
For International Women’s Day, Sara Romine celebrates Dallas Women Lawyers Association President, Jennifer Mostyn King.
In the short time that she’s been DWLA President, Jennifer King has focused DWLA on celebrating the successes of ALL women. Not just the ones whose work garners
2021 International Women’s Day-Monica Smith
Monica Hughes Smith celebrates her daughter.
I became a mom this year! I’m excited to teach my daughter Abby that she can grow up to be anything she wants to be.
2020 International Women’s Day (March 8)
2020 International Women’s Day – Stephanie Gause Culpepper
2020 International Women’s Day – Mey Ly Ortiz
2020 International Women’s Day – Staci Glenn
2020 International Women’s Day – Jennifer Ryback
2020 International Women’s Day – Lindsay Wyrick
2020 International Women’s Day – Marisa O’Sullivan
2020 International Women’s Day – Olesja Cormney
2019 International Women’s Day (March 8)
2019 International Women’s Day – Rocio Garcia
To help build a more gender‐balanced world, Rocio Garcia supports authors who reflect diversity, including gender, in their
2019 International Women’s Day – Kate Morris
What is Kate Morris doing to help build a more gender-balanced world?
“I am supporting the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP).
Since its founding by
2019 International Women’s Day – Gemma Descoteaux
How does Gemma Descoteaux feel you can support women’s advancement to help build a more gender-balanced world?
2019 International Women’s Day – Sheri Crosby Wheeler
I actively support women’s advancement by mentoring young professionals and teens to help
2019 International Women’s Day – Jennifer King
On International Women’s Day, Jennifer Mostyn King wants to celebrate our successes as women—not only each of our
2019 International Women’s Day – Erin England
2019 International Women’s Day – Lindsey Wyrick
For Lindsey Wyrick, her commitment to women’s equality is to support and mentor
2018 Women’s Equality Day Social Media Campaign (August 26)
2018 Women’s Equality Day – Lindsey Wyrick
On #WomensEqualityDay Lindsey Wyrick shares how she has empowered and uplifted females in support of equality for women.
I am extremely proud of the Dallas Women
2018 Women’s Equality Day – Sheri Crosby Wheeler
For #WomensEqualityDay Sheri Crosby Wheeler shares her guidance for young women and colleagues to strive for women’s equality.
Find a really
2018 Women’s Equality Day – Olesja Cormney
On #WomenEqualityDay Olesja Cormney believes that by elevating other women, we elevate ourselves.
I make it a point to empower and uplift females around me all
2018 Women’s Equality Day – Kate Morris
For #WomensEqualityDay Kate Morris is grateful for a true friend and mentor, Bonnie Wheeler, Associate Professor and Director of Medieval
2018 Women’s Equality Day – Katie Bishkin
On #WomensEqualityDay, Katie Bishkin believes we owe a duty to the trailblazing women who came
2018 Women’s Equality Day – Alison Ashmore
On #WomensEqualityDay Alison Ashmore is grateful for an incredible role model.
I’d like to thank Kim J. Askew for being an incredible role model. Kim’s service
2018 Women’s Equality Day – Jenny Womack
Jenny L. Womack thanks the influential women in her life on #WomensEqualityDay.
I grew up in a fairly matriarchal family with
2018 Women’s Equality Day – Gemma Descoteaux
What guidance would Gemma Descoteaux share to inspire women to strive for equality on #womensequalityday?
If you see an injustice, do you speak up? If not,
2018 Women’s Equality Day – Jennifer King
It’s #WomensEqualityDay and Jennifer Mostyn King say “Don’t be Equal—Be Better”
Lately I have read articles, blog posts, social media posts, etc that would have discouraged
2018 International Women’s Day #PressForProgress Social Media Campaign
#PressForProgress – Christie Newkirk
Jodi McShan believes we should all be equally heard and
#PressForProgress – Jodi McShan
Jodi McShan believes we should all be equally heard and
#PressForProgress – Christy Jump
Christy Jump believes if we do our our jobs with
#PressForProgress – Sheri Crosby Wheeler
Sheri Crosby Wheeler believes we should continue to shine a
#PressForProgress – Kate Morris
What is Kate Morris doing to #PressforProgress?
I am supporting the
#PressForProgress – Kimberly King Webb
Kimberly King Webb says color is no longer on the
2017 Women’s Equality Day Social Media Campaign
#WomensEqualityDay – Jodi McShan
Equality for all women empowers me to….do my job.
#WomensEqualityDay – Christy Jump
Louise Ballerstedt Raggio has empowered me to continue the fight
#WomensEqualityDay – Audrey Moorehead
My right to vote allows me to participate in the
#WomensEqualityDay – Brandy Chambers
Equality for all women empowers me to run for office.
#WomensEqualityDay – Lindsey Wyrick
On equal footing with our male colleagues, women lawyers can
#WomensEqualityDay – Christie Newkirk
Sheryl Sandberg best expresses my hope with regard to women’s
#WomensEqualityDay – Jenny Womack
My right to vote has given me a voice through
#WomensEqualityDay – Dena DeNooyer Stroh
We’ve come a long way on women’s equality, but we
#WomensEqualityDay – Gemma Descoteaux
My right to vote has empowered me to…fully appreciate that
2017 International Women’s Day #BeBoldForChange Social Media Campaign
#BeBoldForChange – DWLA
Dallas Women Lawyers Association proudly celebrate International Women’s Day by taking bold action to mutually support
#BeBoldForChange – Leadership
In 2015, as President of DWLA, I was fortunate to work with DWLA’s 2016 President Angela
#BeBoldForChange – Jodi McShan
Being bold requires strong character.
Be bold by standing up for your beliefs and for what is
#BeBoldForChange – Nicole Knox
Sometimes, in order to affect change, being bold is the only answer. This is especially true
#BeBoldForChange – Dena DeNooyer Stroh
My vision for DWLA, and for all women in the legal community, is to bring continued
#BeBoldForChange – Lindsey Wyrick
While serving as second chair in a jury trial for a professional client, in regards