Litigation & Enforcement counsel Renai Rodney will discuss challenges unique to Black women entering and achieving leadership positions in the legal field on May 18 as part of the National Black Prosecutors Association’s (NBPA) “Rise to Leadership” panel. Renai recently joined Ropes & Gray’s Chicago office after serving as First Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago Department of Law, counsel to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and Assistant U.S. Attorney in Chicago.
Members of the “Rise to Leadership” panel, which include prominent U.S., state, and local prosecutors, will also discuss racism, sexism, mentorship relationships, and shattering the double glass ceiling. Founded in 1983, the NBPA is the only organization dedicated to the hiring, retention, and promotion of Black prosecutors.
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