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November 12, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT

Overview (Program Summary)

The ACC Annual Women's Forum will return in-person on November 12, 2021

All in-house counsel (regardless of gender!) are invited to attend ACC Austin’s fourth annual Women’s Forum sponsored by Perkins Coie and Waller Law. Join us for lunch, then sessions, followed by a happy hour. This is a free event for both current and prospective ACC Austin members, so bring a colleague who is interested in learning more about ACC Austin.  Prospective members who attend and would like to join ACC will receive a discount code for their first year membership.


Career Growth and Resiliency - Keynote Address


Persuasive Speaking From Your Seat - Panel

This presentation incorporates the latest research on how women communicators are perceived in the workplace, including the promising finding that effective women communicators frequently lead teams and companies that are more productive and profitable. You will learn about unique approaches we women should consider in our persuasive communication styles when speaking impromptu in a meeting. Presenters Karen Lisko and Janice Ta will provide practical strategies for powerful verbal and nonverbal communication that will allow you to increase your effectiveness as a communicator – all without losing who you are.


  • Karen Lisko, Ph.D., Senior Litigation Consultant and Persuasive Communications Advisor, Perkins Coie
  • Janice Ta, Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie
  • and more

Managing Work in a Hybrid Environment - Panel

More details to come!



Attendees must be fully vaccinated.  The event venue is a semi-outdoor space.  We will be monitoring local COVID guidelines closely leading up to the event and will provide detailed guidance the week of the event. 


PARKING: Free on-site parking available.

CLE CREDIT:  We were unable to obtain CLE certification for the event topics.


  • 11:30am -12:00pm - Registration and Networking
  • 12:00 - 1:00pm - Keynote Address and Lunch
  • 1:00 - 3:00pm - Panel Discussions
  • 3:00 - 4:00pm - Happy Hour

Sponsored By

Perkins Coie and Waller Law


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