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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

JRCLS Leadership Conference 2018

The 2018 JRCLS Leadership Conference was held on October 4 and 5 on BYU Campus and at Aspen Grove. During the dinner on Thursday evening, Angel Zimmerman received a plaque and an enthusiastic ovation in recognition of her work as Chair of the International WIL Committee for the past 2 years, and Susannah Thomas officially became the new Chair of the WIL Committee. 

Susannah Thomas and Angel Zimmerman

On Friday we held our traditional WIL Breakfast where we met with old friends and made new ones. During the breakfast, each attendee introduced themselves and shared an experience when they were anxiously engaged in a good cause. We were especially grateful to our international friends for joining us and for those at our breakfast who were able to translate for them. We have some of the world’s most outstanding women participating in JRCLS. 

During the Leadership Conference we applauded the leaders of outstanding chapters, including Angel Zimmerman on behalf of Kansas City and Jenny Wilson on behalf Orange County. Both Angel and Jenny are members of the WIL Committee. 

We were also privileged and grateful to meet members of the NAACP leadership. 

Angel Zimmerman (center)

We hope everyone will be able to join us for the  2019 JRCLS Annual Conference in Seattle on February 14-16, 2019.  See HERE for more details.

Monday, October 8, 2018

JRCLS WIL Pre-law Conference 2018

On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, the JRCLS Women in Law sponsored its annual Women in Law Pre-law Conference and Networking Event.  We had nearly 140 attendees, which may be a new record!  

We began the evening with a well-attended law school tour.

Following the tour we had a keynote panel with Stephenie Larsen (BYU Law grad; CEO and Founder of Encircle Together); Angel Zimmerman (Washburn Law grad; outgoing WIL Committee Chair; owner of her own law practice); and Lindsay Combs (2L at BYU Law). The panel was moderated by Susannah Thomas (BYU Law Grad; Federal attorney; new Chair of WIL Committee). The panel discussed a variety of issues such as why law school; work-life balance; the intersection of lawyering and parenting; gender bias; and law and religion.

Stephenie Larsen 
Angel Zimmerman
Lindsay Combs

After the panel discussion, we had a Practice Area Networking activity and reception, where students met with female attorneys from different areas of law practice to learn about their experiences.

We are grateful to all of our panelists and other attorneys who took time from their schedules to join us. We also give many thanks to the J. Reuben Clark Law School, Gayla Sorensen, Rachel Stock, and many others who helped to make this possible.

Thursday, February 15, 2018


Please join us for our first JRCLS Women in Law and BYU Management Society Women in Business conference.

MARCH 30, 2018 at BYU Tanner Building 4th floor from 1 - 4pm with a reception to follow.

We are delighted to have Katrina Lantos Swett as our keynote speaker.  Dr. Lantos Swett is the former Chair and Vice-Chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).  She has worked tirelessly around the world for religious liberty and women's issues.

Other speaker topics include: Women in Leadership in politics, law, business, education and religious liberty.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Webinar: Women are Natural Entrepreneurs

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

WIB Webinar -- "Relaunching Your Professional Career: What You Should Know Before Going Back to Work" by Jennifer Anderson

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Date: October 24, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Place: https://tinyurl.com/WIBAndersonWebinar

Address: 730 TNRB, Provo

Event Cost: $0.00 0.00

Deadline: October 24, 2017

Contact: Rixa Oman

Contact Phone: 8014226824

Contact Email: rixa@byu.edu


You are invited to a webinar featuring
Jennifer Anderson, Corporate Trainer and Career Coach
Topic: "Relaunching Your Professional Career: What You Should Know Before Going Back to Work"
  • Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM Utah Time


If you've made it a focus on being at home full time and not working (perhaps for raising children, nursing ailing family member, etc.), and now you're ready to work outside the home again, there are key career development techniques you need to know before you start your job search. This webinar is geared toward women who need to know how to successfully navigate the job search.
Jennifer   Anderson, Corporate Trainer and Career Coach, will share some actionable steps for how to get back in the game!
  1. Networking in-person            
  2. Being realistic with expectations
  3. Networking through social media      
  4. Targeting women-friendly companies
The concepts shared will apply to women who are transitioning to working outside of the home, as well as women who are working now and want to improve their job prospects, and those looking for their first job.
Please share this webinar information with women in your life. They don't have to be BYU graduates to benefit from this helpful career development information.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Women in Law - BYU Pre-Law Event

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Women in Law of the J Reuben Clark Law Society again kick-off the leadership conference with a pre-law event.  Law school tours began at 5:45pm on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.  Susannah Thomas and Ann Metler thanked our fabulous keynote speaker, Michelle Reed on her talk, "Perfect Balance: Overcoming obstacles through the light of education.  Over 50 students contemplating law school and law-students stayed to participate in a speed-networking session after the keynote.

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