Every year in the spring we hold our Annual Spring Luncheon which recognizes a woman of distinction. It's an opportunity to be inspired by women around the world who are accomplishing great things.
We welcome recommendations by our members for future women of distinction. The Board of Directors votes on the speaker and spends half of the year working on this event that has become a popular spring event in our legal community. Members can volunteer to be a part of our spring planning committee.
This year, Helen Wan, author and attorney, was chosen as the "Woman of Distinction". To learn more information about our speaker, we invite you to check our Annual Spring Luncheon webpage by clicking here: Annual Spring Luncheon.
Former "Women of Distinction" Honorees
2022 | Cyntoia Brown-Long, Author and Advocate for Justice Reform 2019 | Mimi Donaldson, Speaker coach 2018 | Flora Darp ino, First Female Judge Advocate General of the Army 2017 | Mary Lou Retton, Former Gold Medal Olympian Gymnast 2016 | Dr. Jen Welter, First Female Coach in the National Football League 2015 | Tammy Tibbetts, Founder of She's the First 2014 | Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, Founder of Give an Hour 2013 | Nancy Brinker, Founder and CEO of the Susan G. Komen Foundation 2012 | Sister Helen Prejean, Advocate for abolition of the death penalty 2011 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Activist and Author 2010 | Mia Farrow, American Actress and Activist 2009 | Sylvia A. Earle, Ph.D. - Marine Biologist 2008 | Janet Reno, Former US Attorney General 2007 | Mavis Leno, Advocate for Women & girls in Afghanistan 2006 | Colleen Barrett, President of Southwest Airlines 2005 | Gloria Allred, Civil Rights/Women Rights Attorney 2004 | Coleen Rowley, FBI Special Agent 2003 | Capt. Paula Hinger, Commander of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi 2002 | Zainab Salbi, Founder of Women for Women International 2001 | Cathy Bonner, President of the Foundation for Women Resources 2000 | Maxine Flournoy, Aviator Pioneer 1999 | Dr. Mary Dale Peterson, Women in Medicine 1998 | Sissy Farenthold, Texas Political Pioneer 1997 | Barbara Aldave, Dean of St. Mary's University School of Law