Philadelphia, PA - The Pennsylvania Conference for Women announced today that international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will be a keynote speaker at the fifteenth annual Conference on Friday, October 12, 2018, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Registration is now open for one of the nation's largest gatherings for women. Additional keynote speakers will be announced in coming weeks.
Clooney practices at Doughty Street Chambers in London, where she specializes in international law and human rights. She is also a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School. Her clients have ranged from political prisoners and ousted heads of state to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the Republic of Armenia. She has appeared before the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights and various courts in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Amal Clooney is on the UK government’s list of experts on international law and on the government’s panel to prevent sexual violence in conflict. She has also been named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, and she serves on the Forum’s Global Council on Human Rights. In 2016, she co-founded the Clooney Foundation for Justice.
“We are thrilled to feature Amal Clooney, an extraordinary woman who is an incredible example of courage and compassion,” said Leslie Stiles, Board President of the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. “Clooney and over 100 additional leaders give our attendees a renewed sense of passion and purpose for making a difference in their communities - and we couldn’t be prouder.”
Joining Amal Clooney at the 2018 Conference is Maysoon Zayid. She is an outspoken headlining and touring Comedian, as well as a proud ambassador for the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.
Among the 100+ speakers at the Conference will be: Nisa Amoils, a venture capitalist at Scout Ventures and a regular panelist on CNBC, MSNBC, and Fox; Carol Fulp, president and CEO of The Partnership, Inc.; Dani Rylan, founder and commissioner of the National Women’s Hockey League; Claire Wasserman, career coach and founder of Ladies Get Paid; and Kristin Wong, who regularly writes about personal finance, career, and human behavior for the New York Times, New York magazine, and Lifehacker.
“Pennsylvania Conference for Women’s speakers provide an abundance of inspiration, which translates into trailblazing progress in both our workplaces and society as a whole,” said Joanne Ryder, Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer for Beneficial Bank. “Beneficial Bank is honored to once again to be part of an event that shines a light on the incredible achievements of women.”
Registration for the conference opens Thursday, April 12, 2018. To register or learn more about the event, visit https://www.paconferenceforwomen.org.