The Fearless Women Network is very pleased to present a lively and informative program addressing the pay equity challenge that the legal profession must meet.  "Harnessing the Competitive Advantage of Greater Diversity and Inclusion by Achieving Pay Equity" is the topic of our very first symposium, which will be held at the Acorn Club, 1519 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on April 24, 2014.  Registration will open at 8:30 am and the symposium will run from 9 am to noon.  A lunch, co-sponsored by the law firm of Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, will immediately follow the substantive portion of our program and will run from noon to 2 pm.
Bias and unequal pay are long-standing and pervasive concerns. The time is ripe to address them and bring about much-needed change; let’s capitalize on that momentum!  In our symposium, our speakers will discuss the solutions to be implemented.

The form of the presentations during our symposium will include a panel of judges and a panel of in-house counsel; additionally, a number of our speakers will offer individualized presentations.

Confirmed speakers include:

Sheryl L. Axelrod, Esquire
The Axelrod Firm, PC
Co-Founder, Fearless Women Network
Mary Ann Mullaney, Esquire
Blank Rome LLP
Co-Founder, Fearless Women Network
Dean JoAnne A. Epps
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Deborah Epstein Henry, Esquire
Bliss Lawyers, Law & Reorder, Flex-Time Lawyers
Moji Amanda James, Esquire
Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Sophia Lee, Esquire
Sunoco, Inc.

Roberta D. Liebenberg, Esquire
Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C.,
Immediate Past Chair of the ABA's
Gender Equity 
Task Force, Chair of
the ABA's Commission on W
in the Profession


Angela A. Meyer, Ph.D., P.E.
Exponent®, Inc.

Honorable Sandra Mazer Moss (Retired)
Executive Director, The Sheller Center
for Social Justice

Honorable George W. Overton
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas
Lisa M. Passante, Esquire
Thomson Reuters, President-Elect of
the National Association of Women

Lauren Stiller Rikleen
Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership

Honorable Annette M. Rizzo
Philadelphia County Court of Common


Heather A. Steinmiller
Connor, Strong & Buckelew Companies
Joel A. Stern, Esquire
National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms


The Fearless Women Network is very grateful to our co-sponsors.  Without their generous support and assistance, this Symposium would not be possible.

This event's co-sponsors include:


The Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession






Penn Law Women's Association

Villanova Law Alumni Association