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 exciting year ahead and cordially invite your participation in the many impactful projects and initiatives planned for this year. 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 for the WIN Committee this year. We appreciate everyone that contributes their time, talents, resources, and leadership skills to maximizing our reach and impact across committees, sections, states, regions, and continents.

As the current Co-Chairs we personally invite you to become active participants in the many opportunities the WIN Committee offers members to engage women from around the globe. We are open to new ideas, initiatives, and programming aimed at enhancing and preserving the rights of women in the United States and abroad. We want you involved and encourage you to be sure you are on the Listserv for announcements, view our web page to keep your calendar current, and check our social media sites for interesting news and updates. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and IG. We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead.

With Appreciation,

Sharon James & Dionne Flynn


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 impactful projects, programs, teleconferences, policy initiatives, publications, communications and outreach channels within the aim and objectives of the Section. Our membership includes both women and men, 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 if you have not already done so.

WIN relies on the enthusiasm, experiences, and inclusive nature of our growing membership. The Committee strives to expand and not just in numerically, but also geographically and culturally with the aid of various Regional Representatives in cities across the globe. The Member Representatives act as WIN contacts periodically organizing WIN events in their local cities for WIN and non-WIN members alike, thereby offering excellent opportunities for networking and maximizing global impact of WIN objectives. 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 tell us.

Monthly Committee Conference Calls for the 2016-2017 ABA year are scheduled for 12pm Eastern Time on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, October 26, 2016 to join our next call. Please join the listserv to receive the meeting agenda, minutes, and dial-in code details. Our conference call is open to men and women, lawyers and non-lawyer associates. We look forward to your participation in WIN throughout this year.

Please feel free to contact the WIN Committee Co-Chairs with your interests, ideas, questions at:

Sharon James,

Dionne M. Flynn,

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    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


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    Upcoming Programs

    Section Events

      International Law Weekend 2016


      The event will be held on 10/27/2016. The format is In-Person. The event sponsor(s) are Section of International Law. The event has 0.00 CLE Credits .

      Recent Initiatives by the U.S. Government to Combat Forced Labor Practices


      In-Person event at: Sidley Austin 1500 K St NW Washington, DC Teleconference option available! According to the International Labor Organization, forced labor, including human trafficking, in the private economy accounts for $150 billion in illegal profits each year, and the Department of States ...

      2016 Americas Forum - Bogota

      Hilton Bogota

      Our Early Bird Registration Deadline has been extended until October 17th. Register today to lock in lower rates and don't forget to reserve your room. The hotel booking deadline is also October

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    WIN Speakers Bureau

    The WIN Speakers Bureau assists Section members who are looking for diverse speakers and panelists with expertise in a variety of international law practice areas.

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    Links to articles written by WIN members

    Modified by Dionne Flynn on October 5, 2016

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