Amanda Cottrell Among Dallas Bar Association’s 2019 WE LEAD Graduating Class
Sheppard Mullin partner Amanda Cottrell recently graduated from the Dallas Bar Association’s 2019 WE LEAD class. Jointly established with the Dallas Women’s Foundation and the Dallas Women Lawyers Association, the DBA WE LEAD is a one-year leadership development program designed to identify and train the next generation of women leaders in law.
Now in its second year, the DBA WE LEAD focuses on the challenges of women who have practiced law for eight to 15 years and emphasizes strategies for strengthening already successful law practices. The program is also designed to prepare women lawyers for leadership roles within their firms, businesses, and communities at large. Sessions throughout the year covered leadership skills-building, business development tactics and networking. Speakers and mentors also advised on topics, including building relationships, presenting to decision makers and engaging in effective personal marketing.