2011 Winners

Pamela L Carter Award winner Mary Ann Hynes Award winner Anastasia D. Kelly Award winner
Thomas A. Mars Award winner Firm Wide Policies Award winner Rainmaker Award winner
Sharing the Power Award winners 2011 Program Guide

Pamela L. Carter Award
The award recognizes a woman whose unyielding vision, core values and philosophy of using her achievements as inspiration are critical to her roadmap for success. Pamela L. Carter was General Counsel at Cummins, Inc. before becoming President of the Cummins Distribution Business.


Nadia Dombrowski, Senior Vice President, Group Head & Lead Region Counsel, U.S. Markets,MasterCard Worldwide

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Mary Ann Hynes Award
The award is presented to a woman general counsel that has transformed being the “first” into being a catalyst for change. She indelibly raises the bar for attorneys and corporations by consistently demonstrating her dynamic expertise, core values and ideals that drive unprecedented collaboration, innovation and achievement to deliver sustainable results. Her strong sense of purpose transcends the legal profession, as she is devoted to both professional and civic leadership, policy reform and the economic advancement of others to achieve success. Mary Ann Hynes is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer for Corn Products International, Inc.


Deirdre Stanley, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Thomson Reuters

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Anastasia D. Kelly Award
The award honors a general counsel who has manifested a sustained commitment to accelerate the ascendancy of women to senior leadership roles in the law department and beyond. Her unselfish commitment to advancing women has made a significant impact professionally and personally on those she entrusts. Anastasia Kelly is Partner, White Collar, Corporate Crime and Investigations Practice at DLA Piper.


Carol Ann Petren, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Cigna

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Thomas A. Mars Award
The award will be presented to a law firm managing partner or law firm senior leader whose courage, unyielding vision, integrity, conviction and authenticity have carved a groundbreaking path and laid a new foundation to accelerate the economic empowerment of attorneys of color or women in law firms. Thomas A. Mars is the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Walmart U.S.


Kim Koopersmith, Managing Partner – United States, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Economic Empowerment Award
Presented in three categories—Firm Wide Policies, Rainmaker and Sharing the Power, these awards recognize progress women have made by measuring what matters—the percentage of women on the executive or management committee, equity partnership and the percentage of women who are relationship managers.

Firm Wide Policies: This category recognizes a law firm that has made significant strides in advancing women by measuring what matters: the percentage of women on the executive or management committee, equity partnership committee, compensation committees, and the percentage of women who are relationship managers.


Reed Smith LLP

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Rainmaker Award: Presented to a woman partner who manages a substantial amount of business exceeding $2.5 million annually, this award recognizes outstanding business generation efforts and exemplary client service.


Ellen Bastier, Partner, Reed Smith LLP

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Sharing the Power Award: This award is presented jointly to a woman general counsel or senior leader in a law department and a woman partner at a law firm who have collaborated to increase the economic empowerment of one or more female partners in that firm.


Kelly-Ann Gibbs Cartwright Partner, Holland & Knight LLP


Teri Plummer McClure Senior Vice President of Legal, Compliance & Public Affairs, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, United Parcel Service
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