LaddHer Up 2021

SEPTEMBER 16-17, 2021 | NAPA, CA


LaddHer Up is a unique retreat for women law firm associates in the earlier stages of their careers — in their first six years of practice — to personally engage with women general counsel for:

  • Two days of professional development on effectively pitching to potential clients, overcoming imposter syndrome, interrupting implicit bias, and building skills for a potential general counsel role in the future.
  • Transparent 2:1 career strategy discussions with general counsel
  • Business development and mentorship opportunities through curated events

An extraordinary business development opportunity for women associates.

Check out the two-day schedule filled with inspiring speakers and workshops, along with small group recreational activities to foster informal general counsel-associate social interaction.


General Counsel Testimonials

"It was a pleasure to be a part of this amazing initiative. Thank you for the opportunity to invest in the future of the legal profession and help make opportunities equally accessible to women."

"I had a blast and honestly believe that was the best content and agenda I have seen in many years. It was an honor to be included and I learned a ton."

"Two impactful days full of general counsel and junior associates. Kudos to Ms. JD for recognizing the critical need to connect these two dynamic groups of women."

Keynote Speaker


Group VP, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, & Corporate Secretary

Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Sandra Phillips Rogers is group vice president, chief legal officer, general counsel and corporate secretary of Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA). She also serves as chief diversity officer for TMNA, chairs the TMNA Management Committee and is a member of Toyota’s global leadership team. In these roles, Rogers is responsible for helping define and execute on Toyota’s strategy as a global mobility company, one that is an industry leader in autonomous, connected and sustainable vehicle technologies.

Rogers oversees the legal services function for Toyota’s North American operations, Toyota Legal One (“TL1”), and the representation of the company and its affiliates. She provides strategic guidance in areas such as global transactions, cybersecurity, privacy, government and regulatory investigations, complex litigation, labor and employment and intellectual property, among others. She also oversees Compliance & Audit and Product Regulatory Affairs.


Meet our amazing speakers.


Chief Legal Officer

Dreamscape Immersive


Family Law Attorney

Legal Aid Foundation - LA


Senior VP & General Counsel



General Counsel



Facilitator, Consultant

Writer, & Business Coach


Podcast Host

Advice to My Younger Me

Get To Know Our Sponsor

For over 100 years, Davis Polk has been recognized as an industry leader in legal services for both companies and financial institutions all over the world.

Davis Polk combines experience with a full-service offering and expertise in practice areas and industry sectors. Clients receive counsel on an array of issues and receive assistance in addressing business challenges, legal obstacles, and regulatory developments.

What Law Firm Associates Are Saying

"LaddHer Up was far and away the best conference I've ever been to. It left me feeling inspired and invigorated."

"That was the most inspiring and impactful event that I have ever attended."

"What a fantastic discussion - thought provoking and full of actionable advice!"

Meritage Resort & Spa


The Meritage Resort & Spa

875 Bordeaux Way

Napa, CA, 94558

Phone: (707) 251-1900

Statement on COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and its related effects have presented numerous unforeseen challenges for conference and event planning for 2021.  While we are hopeful that we will be permitted to host LaddHer Up in-person in September, we are fully prepared to pivot the retreat, if needed, to a virtual program using various tools to broaden learning and engagement.  Attendees will still have access to dynamic professional development, transparent 2:1 career strategy discussions with general counsels, and business development and mentorship opportunities through curated virtual events. 

Either in Napa or online, we look forward to sharing this impactful program with you.

Join us in Napa

Attend LaddHer Up 2021!

Register by July 30th.