The Bexar County Women's Bar Foundation is pleased to present the LEAD Academy. The LEAD Academy is a leadership-development program born out of a desire to assist women attorneys in attaining the highest level of success in their firms and organizations, in their communities, and in the legal profession.  The LEAD Academy aims to achieve this goal by teaching participants to:

  • Lead in a way that is authentic and effective;
  • Empower themselves with self-awareness and self-confidence;
  • Advance in their firms or organizations; and
  • Develop robust professional networks. 
The LEAD Academy will begin with a two-day symposium, followed by quarterly seminars and a graduation celebration.  Faculty for the symposium and seminars include local and national experts on wide-ranging topics detailed on our program page.  In addition to instructional time, each session will include interactive workshops to allow participants to apply the learning to their specific practices.  

Throughout the program, participants will have the unique opportunity to form relationships with and learn from the successful, experienced women attorneys on the LEAD Academy Advisory Board: Executive Director of the Center for Women in Law Linda Chanow, accomplished community advocate Graciela Cigarroa, perennial top-rated attorney Malinda Gaul, Principle Auto CEO Abigail Kampmann, Fourth Court of Appeals Justice Rebeca Martinez, highly-regarded Dykema Cox Smith litigator Donna McElroy, Texas District Court Judge Karen Pozza, Former Fourth Court of Appeals Chief Justice Catherine Stone, Exxon-Mobil Counsel Gindi Eckel Vincent, renowned Dykema Cox Smith bankruptcy attorney Deborah Williamson, and Texas District Court Judge Renee Yanta.

Given the intensity of the programming, attendance is mandatory for all sessions. Participants are expected to earn CLE credit upon completion of the entire program. 


to our 2017 LEAD Academy Sponsors

Bexar County Women's Bar Foundation

Texas Bar Foundation

Rosenblatt Law Firm 

Hoblit Darling Ralls Hernandez & Hudlow LLP

Schmoyer Reinhard LLP

Langley & Banack, Inc.

Jackson Walker, L.L.P.

Pulman, Cappuccio, Pullen, Benson & Jones, LLP

Jennifer Scroggins/Platinum Wealth Solutions

Patricia Stegall Photography

Members of the LEAD Academy Steering Committee

Benefits for Sponsoring Firms and Organizations

Women are an essential component of the success of firms and organizations. Companies highly benefit when women assume significant leadership roles and serve as role models for other women on the rise within the company.  Additionally, women provide the diversity that clients prefer and often require.  The Bexar County Women’s Bar Foundation’s LEAD Academy prepares participants to apply their talents as leaders; empower themselves with self-awareness and self-confidence; project credibility; develop robust professional networks; and increase their value to their firm or organization. 


LEAD Academy Director

Tiffanie S. Clausewitz

The Rosenblatt Law Firm

16719 Huebner Road, Bldg. 1

San Antonio, Texas 78248

Telephone: 210.562.2900

Facsimile: 210.562.2929



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