Am I A "White Woman?": A Conversation for Women

  • 29 Mar 2023
  • 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM (EDT)
  • Webinar


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Does the term “White Women” trigger confusion? Discomfort? Distress? Defensiveness? Relief? Some other emotion? If it does, it’s not surprising and you’re not alone. Many women who are White aren’t used to hearing themselves described as “White Women”; they see themselves as women generally, and individuals specifically. For women of color, it’s verbal recognition that “Women” includes them, too. If usage of the term is increasing, what does that mean? What do those of us in the legal profession need to understand about “White Women” and how it fits into our efforts to become truer anti-racist allies?

Join us on March 29 at 3:00 PM EDT for a candid conversation about “White Women” and the application of language to power, support, and allyship among women with Professor Emeritus Janet E. Helms and panel of distinguished lawyers.


  • Janet E. Helms, Ph.D., Augustus Long Professor Emeritus, Boston College and Author, A Race Is a Nice Thing to Have: A Guide to Being a White Person or Understanding the White Persons in Your Life
  • Linda Chanow, Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (moderator)
  • Monica Dula, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society
  • Sarretta McDonough, Associate General Counsel, Antitrust and Litigation, Intel Corporation
  • Karen Morris, President, Suizzo Morris Group, LLC
  • Ellen Ostrow, Ph.D., PCC, CMC, Founding Principal, Lawyers Life Coach LLC

The program is being offered free of charge to all lawyers and staff for IILP’s Visionary Partners, Partners, and Allies. Unsure if your firm/company supports IILP? Find out here.

The program is open to the public.


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