Women and Environmental Law Careers

June 5, 2019 4:00 pm — 5:15 pm
Seattle, WA (and webinar)

An ELI WELL (Women in Environmental Law & Leadership) and Beveridge & Diamond Co-Sponsored 50th Anniversary Seminar

This year marks the official 50th Anniversary of the Environmental Law Institute and ELI is reflecting back on our important work in shaping environmental law and governance in the United States and imagining an even more impactful future. The month of June focuses on Gender and the Environment, including this signature program focused on women in environmental law crafting an even more impactful future.

Women have been integral to environmental protection and to the development of environmental law. Yet, women environmental leaders continue to face inequities and obstacles, including obstacles unique to energy and environmental law. ELI, Beveridge & Diamond, and women leaders in environmental law came together for an interactive discussion about the barriers facing women in this field and how to overcome them. The panelists—including environmental lawyers from private practice, government, corporations, and nongovernmental organizations—shared efforts by their organizations to promote women and explore ideas that attendees could take away and apply in their work to help increase the visibility, leadership, and impact of women in the field.

Erika Holsman, Associate, Beveridge & Diamond, Moderator
Lisa A. Castañon, Deputy Regional Counsel, Environmental Protection Agency Region 10
Robin Repass, Senior Corporate Counsel, Amazon Operations Environmental, Health & Safety, Amazon
Amy van Saun, Senior Attorney, Center for Food Safety
Tracy Y. Williams, Associate, Beveridge & Diamond


ELI members will have access to a recording of this session (usually posted w/in 48 hours). If you are not an ELI member but would like to have access to archived sessions like this one, go HERE to see the many benefits of membership and how to join.