Southwestern Alumnae Chair Foundation Boards of Influential Women Business Leaders' Organizations
Two prominent Southwestern alumnae, who are members of the law school's Board of Trustees and adjunct faculty, spearhead major organizations for women in leadership. Daphne Anneet '94 is Chair of the National Association of Women Business Owners - Los Angeles (NAWBO-LA) Foundation, and Larraine Segil '79 serves as Global Vice Chair of the Governing Board and as Global Chair of the Foundation Board for The Committee of 200.
Ms. Segil is a seasoned senior executive with entrepreneurial general management experience and a world renowned level of expertise in conflict resolution and the creation, implementation and management of complex business alliances and outsourcing relationships. She is Partner Emeritus of Vantage Partners, a consulting firm in conflict resolution and internal and external relationship management and serves on the Board of Frontier Communications, a Fortune 300 company, and on the Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Los Angeles Chapter.
The Committee of 200 (C200) founded 1982, is an invitation-only global organization of Women CEO's dedicated to fostering, celebrating and advancing women's leadership in business worldwide. C200 reaches out through the C200 Foundation (the grant making arm of C200) to a broad continuum of women: from young girls in high school to female students worldwide in undergraduate and business schools, to help them further their careers in business as well as those in engineering, computer sciences and medical schools to encourage them to become educated about the business world. The organization includes women running their own businesses such as Sara Akbar, CEO of Kuwait Energy, as well as those leading the largest corporations such as Ellen Kuhlman, the Chairman and CEO of Dupont. Its programs reach also into the workplace, providing role models for mid-career women in large organizations through their corporate reachouts globally at companies such as Intel among others.
"Southwestern gave me the self-confidence to solve problems, a capability I have applied throughout my business career," Ms. Segil said. "Leading the foundation of a global organization of women CEO's enables me to work with other leaders to 'pay it forward' to women worldwide who are building businesses, employing people, and making the world a better place for all."
A recognized expert on contingent worker issues, Ms. Anneet is a partner in the law firm of Burke, Williams & Sorensen LLP, and is a member of the firm's Labor and Employment, Public Law, and Trial and Advocacy Practice Groups. She also recently served as a pro-bono city attorney prosecutor for the City of Inglewood.
The National Association of Women Business Owners - Los Angeles (NAWBO-LA) is one of the organization's leading chapters since its beginnings in 1979. The mission of NAWBO-LA is to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power by strengthening the wealth creating capacity of members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community; creating innovative and effective changes in the business culture; building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations; and transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers. Founded in 2000, the NAWBO-LA Foundation is dedicated to accelerating initiatives that promote women's entrepreneurship worldwide through programs that encourage women to pursue positions of leadership and power, and building a legacy for the next generation of entrepreneurs.