History

Since its founding, Northeastern University School of Law has championed diversity in the legal profession. Today, more than half of our graduates are women, practicing in every conceivable setting — from private practice to public service, from the bench to business — as well as a host of non-legal fields. Our annual Women in the Law conference provides career guidance and professional development growth to women attorneys and other professionals at all stages of their careers, and brings together powerful decision makers from Boston and beyond. 

The tenth annual Women in the Law Confernence will be held at the law school next spring. Stay tuned for details!

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A curated list of articles on topics related to Women in the Law. 

2018 Conference Chairs: 

Stacy CowanStacy Cowan ’97, Founder/CEO of SLC Advisory Services, LLC.  

Stacy Cowan is Founder/CEO of SLC Advisory Services, LLC.  She advises companies in all aspects of employment law and HR related matters.  Prior to that, Stacy was a partner at Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP - a Boston-based law firm specializing in management-side labor and employment law.  Stacy is a member of several professional organizations and currently serves on several boards including: Museum of Science, WGBH, Boston Medical Center, and Noble and Greenough School.  

Betty FranciscoBetty Francisco ’98, Founder, FitNation Ventures; Former General Counsel, Millennium Partners Sports Club Management

Betty Francisco is an entrepreneur, business executive, attorney and community leader. Currently, Betty is the founder of FitNation Ventures, a boutique consulting practice focused on fitness programming for youth in the Greater Boston area and founder of Reimagine Play, a start-up that offers pop-up fitness classes for children. Previously, she served as EVP, General Counsel for Sports Club/LA and Reebok Sports Club/NY, a luxury fitness brand acquired by Equinox Fitness, and as a Senior Business Law Associate at Edwards Wildman, one of Boston’s largest law firms representing start-ups, corporations and investors. Betty is also an investor with Pipeline Angels, a network of new and seasoned women investors, changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women social entrepreneurs. She is also the co-founder of Latina Circle, a Boston-based network launched in 2012 that is advancing Latina leaders across industries into positions of power and influence. 

With Thanks to Our 2018 Conference Sponsors: 

    Sherin Lodgen   

  Wilson Bonnevie

We gratefully acknowledge the efforts of our Women in the Law conference steering group:

  • Navjeet Bal ’89
  • Kelly Bonnevie ’92
  • Professor Emerita Judy Brown
  • Vanessa Candela ’00
  • Kelly Douglas ’92
  • Kathy Henry ’00
  • Sofia Lingos ’09
  • Christina Miller ’98
  • Kathy Morris ’75
  • Gina Perini ’01

Visit our conference materials page for a list of selected articles on topics related to Women in the Law.