June 02, 2021 - 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM ET

Venable LLP

WAVe Presents: Generosity, Serendipity, and the Beneficial Use of Power

A Conversation with Lawyer and Civil Rights Advocate Drucilla Stender Ramey

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With increased focus on creating professional opportunities for women and minorities in the legal profession, it’s more important than ever that people in leadership positions use their power intentionally and wisely. On June 2, Venable partner Jill Rowe will host a conversation with Dru Ramey, who has exemplified this principle throughout her fascinating career. As former executive director and general counsel of the Bar Association of San Francisco, executive director of the National Association of Women Judges, dean emerita of Golden Gate University School of Law, and chair of both the ACLU of Northern California and the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, Dru has an impressive record of creating new opportunities for new and established attorneys of all backgrounds.

A graduate of Yale Law School in 1971, when there were only a handful of women in the legal profession, Dru will recount how that small group of women supported each other’s rise up the ladder, how they helped transform and diversify the culture of the legal profession, and how we all have a part to play in this ongoing process. A fantastically engaging storyteller, Dru will draw on her remarkable life stories, including her connections with trailblazing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to illustrate how serendipity and generosity create opportunities that, step by step, change the world.