On March 9, 2020, Lowey Dannenberg’s President & CEO, Barbara Hart, was honored at the New York City Bar Association’s International Law Conference on the Status of Women and Pro Bono Engagement Fair (the “Conference”). Barbara was one of the few recipients of the prestigious Her Heroes 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Huntington National Bank in recognition of her outstanding commitment to gender equality and support for the advancement of women.
During the Conference, Barbara also accepted the EPIQ Women’s Advocacy Award on behalf of Thirty Percent Coalition, an organization dedicated to promoting gender, racial, and ethnic diversity of the country’s workforce. In representing the Thirty Percent Coalition as one of the speakers at the Conference, Barbara highlighted the Coalition’s important contribution to women’s issues, including its efforts to elevate women, including women of color, to corporate boards.
The Conference, which was held in conjunction with the International Women’s Day, hosted international women’s rights experts and as they addressed current status of women 25 years after the 4th Women’s Conference in Beijing, where the First Lady Hilary Clinton famously stated, “Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights, once and for all.” The Conference included panelist from the United Nations, the Thirty Percent Coalition, and the International Women’s Health Coalition who discussed global human rights concerns and abuses, elevating women lawyers and fostering diversity within the legal profession, and initiatives to improve the lives of women through the rule of law and government policy.
During the closing remarks, Barbara ended with a compelling message, “Women stand shoulder to shoulder aligned in our work to achieve the change we seek.”
To read more about Lowey Dannenberg’s commitment and approach to diversity and inclusion, please visit the firm’s website.