American Bar Association
Section of International Law: Women's Interest Network (WIN)

Section of International Law:
Women's Interest Network (WIN)

A Warm Welcome from the WIN Co-chairs...

Greetings WINners,

We look forward to an exceptionally productive and inclusive year ahead. You are cordially invited to share your ideas, skills, talents, and partnerships with the WIN Committee as we plan and execute a year filled with effective initiatives, impactful meetings, and special projects. We are grateful to have our Immediate Past Co-Chair, Lisette Lavergne, and Senior Advisor, Olufunmi Oluyede, continue to provide a wealth of knowledge, guidance, and support to our members. We are convinced 2017 will be an outstanding year as we work together connecting people, policy, projects, and progress.

As the current Co-Chairs of an extraordinary committee filled with exceptionally great leaders we are honored to have the opportunity to work with you. We want you to be fully engaged this year as we work to build bridges with other committees within the ABA and organizations across the globe. The WIN Committee is primarily focusing our energy on ideas, initiatives, and programming aimed at promoting and preserving the rights of women in the United States and abroad.

Please be sure your contact information is current in the ABA membership database along with selecting the WIN Listserv so that you are kept informed about all meetings, opportunities, and discussions. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, IG, and LinkedIn. We are happy to welcome you to WIN.


Sharon James, Co-Chair

Dionne Flynn, Co-Chair

About the Committee

The Women's Interest Network (WIN) primarily focuses on the promotion and preservation of the rights and interests of women globally through exciting and inclusive projects, programs, policy initiatives, and outreach channels within the aims and objectives of the Section of International Law. Our membership includes lawyers and non-lawyer associates. We warmly welcome participation of all our members while extending an open invitation to actively join our Steering Group and become a contributing member.

WIN relies on the enthusiasm, experience, and skills of our growing membership. The Committee strives to expand and not just numerically, but also geographically and culturally with the aid and support of our diverse membership.

Events planned are often based on United Nations Observances within the aims and interests of the Committee and are implemented in collaboration with Member's external contacts and entities. WIN is very proud and appreciative of its Regional Representatives. If you are interested in becoming a WIN Representative within your jurisdiction please share this with the Committee Co-Chairs.

The Committee normally meets via teleconference each month during the 2016-2017 ABA year at 12pm Eastern Time on the fourth Wednesday. There are exceptions made due to special events or schedule conflicts. The next call is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11am PT/2pm ET. Dial-in details and the agenda are distributed through the WIN Listserv.

You are invited to contact the Committee Co-Chairs, Sharon James ( and Dionne Flynn ( with your ideas for initiatives, proposals, questions, or concerns.

Join Us

WIN Leadership


Flynn, Dionne
James, Sharon


Dopplick, Renee
Mevs, Peggy
Ridgway, Delissa

Committee Roster  

WIN Steering Group

Steering Group Members:

Mariana Paula Ardizzone; Ashitha Bhagwam; Michele Curtis; Maria Lucila Escrina; Marjory Fields; Dionne Marie Flynn-Enzor; Sharon James; Yanling Jang; Jamie Joiner; MayAnne Kanary; Jill Mariani; Nancy A Matos; Peggy Mevs; Holly A Silver; Tanya Sukhija; Phillip Vasquez


Upcoming Programs

Section Events

    The Future of U.S.-Russia Relations under the Trump Administration


    Co-Sponsored by: the Section of International Law National Security Committee, Europe Committee, China Committee, Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Committee, International Investment & Development Committee, International Trade Committee, and NGO & Not-for-Profit Organizations Committee. Teleconference ...

    US Taxation of Foreign Partners in US Partnerships


    Co-Sponsored by: the ABA International Taxation Section Partnerships and LLCs Committee Teleconference Only We will be covering the various topics of taxation of foreign partners. We will focus on the specifics of the 3 withholding regimes- Sales of real property (FIRPTA); effectively connected ...

    Hiccup or Hardball: China's Role in America's Future


    Also co-sponsored by: The Section of International Law Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Committee and International Trade Committee. In-Person Event at: Wiley Rein LLP 1776 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20006 Lunch provided, courtesy Wiley Rein LLP Teleconference Option Available! What are ...

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Modified by Dionne Flynn on January 26, 2017

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