Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World
On Thursday, October 29, Judge Ann Claire Williams (Ret.), of counsel in Jones Day's Chicago Office, will moderate "Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World," presented by the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. The program will be introduced and hosted by Jones Day partner Michael Gray, Executive Committee and Board Member at the museum
This virtual program will feature an interview with Linda R. Hirshman, author of the New York Times and Washington Post bestselling book Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World, a dual biography that includes revealing stories of how these trailblazers fought for their own recognition in a male-dominated profession—battles that would ultimately benefit every American woman.
This program is free and open to the public. To register, please visit the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center website.
Judge Ann Claire Williams (Ret.), a friend of both justices, heads Jones Day's efforts in advancing the rule of law in Africa. Devoted to promoting the effective delivery of justice worldwide, particularly in Africa, she has led training programs in Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Liberia, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. President Ronald Reagan nominated Judge Williams in 1985 to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, making her the first woman of color to serve on a district court in the three-state Seventh Circuit. In 1999, President Bill Clinton's nomination made her the first and only judge of color to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the third Black woman to serve on any federal circuit court.