October 27, 2022


The Top Women Lawyers in Leadership and Top Women Legislators in Leadership awards emphasize the accomplishments and diverse backgrounds of women who are making major professional contributions through their service in a leadership role. Candidates include elite women who have created growth in a given field and shown future potential or gone beyond traditional mentoring to create new pathways. Nominees for Top Women Lawyers in Leadership should be leading women lawyers in academia, business, entrepreneurship, general counsels, trade, labor, journalism or the community. Nominees for Top Women Legislators in Leadership should be leading women in public office.

Reception Details

Thursday, October 27, 2022

5:30 - 7:30 PM


Chicago Athletic Association // White City Ballroom

12 S. Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL

Tickets are $150 for members, $175 for non-members

2022 Top Women Lawyers in Leadership Honorees

Michele Anderson
Hiring Partner, Hall Prangle and Schoonveld, LLC

Ruchi Verma
First Deputy General Counsel, Chicago Board of Education

Kathryn C. Liss
Assistant Dean of Law Career Services and Executive Director of the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center, DePaul University College of Law

Erica Kirkwood
Vice President & General Counsel, GMA Construction Group

2022 Top Women Legislators in Leadership Honorees

Eva-Dina Delgado
Illinois House of Representatives, 3rd District

Cristina Castro
Illinois Senate, 22nd District

Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
Illinois House of Representatives, 17th District

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Event Co-Chairs

Kelly Sabo Gaden

Hayley Graham

Sarah King

Molly Wells

Jennifer Yu