President's Distinguished Speaker Series: “Not Just Race, Not Just Gender: Being a Woman of Color in the Workplace”

CAS 157Open to the Public

A panel discussion will explore the workplace experiences of two successful women of color working in the fields of law and journalism.

Tina Tchen is a partner at Chicago’s Buckley Sanders law firm and former Assistant to President Obama, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama. Her experience on legal issues within the workplace includes serving as a leader of Buckley Sandler’s Workplace Cultural Compliance Practice, counseling companies on issues of gender inequity, sexual harassment, and lack of diversity; and spearheading the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, providing legal support to women and men who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.

Adrienne Lawrence is a legal analyst and attorney sought-after by national media outlets for her expert opinion on legal issues in sports and pop culture involving crime and punishment, sexualized violence and domestic violence.

As part of the year-long series “Talking About Race, Gender and Power” at RWU, this event will highlight ways that race and gender affect pathways to success and promotion in a multitude of ways. She has appeared on ESPN's SportsCenter and national ESPNRadio shows, has written for, ESPNW, The Undefeated, and has served as a guest on CBS Radio's 670 The Score and Burn It All Down. She also serves as a guest speaker on issues impacting women in business and women empowerment.  

Free and open to the public – no tickets required.

Note: 1/3 Merit lottery point event for RWU students.