Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion SummitA Real Conversation About Gender
Grasp the importance of gender pronouns and inclusive language in law firm culture, and understand how to properly use your influence to empower the next generation and
frame a vision to build a gender inclusive and equitable law firm of the future.
Michele Coleman Mayes
Michele Coleman Mayes is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for the New York Public Library (2012 – present). She previously held the position of General Counsel for Allstate Insurance Company (2007-2012) and Pitney Bowes Inc. (2003-2007). Ms. Mayes served on the Presidential Commission on Election Administration from 2013-2014. She was Chair of the Commission on Women in the Profession of the American Bar Association from 2014-2017. In 2015, she became a Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel and was elected to its Board of Trustees in December 2019. In August 2016, she was elected to the Board of Directors of Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO). In June 2020, she was elected to the Board of Directors of the Center for Reproductive Rights. She is a sought after speaker on the topic of diversity and inclusion. She is co-author of the book Courageous Counsel: Conversations with Women General Counsel in the Fortune 500.
Lawline is dedicated to promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion within the legal community. We believe that diverse backgrounds provide unique perspectives, resulting in innovation and excellence. As an online CLE provider serving attorneys nationwide, this commitment serves our members by enhancing the quality of programming we provide and delivering fresh ideas to lawyers who serve a diverse clientele.