Public Announcements

GWAC Accepting Nominations for 2018 Awards

GWAC 2018 Networking and Awards Reception Nominations

In 2018, GWAC will recognize distinguished attorneys in the law firm, government, non-profit, and corporate sectors. Nominations are now open for the 2018 GWAC Networking and Awards Reception. If you would like to nominate a phenomenal woman attorney in the Greater Washington DC area, please complete the nomination form by Friday, December 15, 2017.

2017 GWAC Networking Reception Trailblazers Awardees (L to R): Melanie Barr-Brooks, Anitra Androh, and Teresa Howie


2017 GWAC Networking Reception Rising Stars Awardees (L to R): Jessica Childress, Brandes Ash, and Jacqueline Williams-Major

2018 Charlotte E. Ray Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2018 Charlotte E. Ray Award, presented by GWAC and theGWAC Foundation, are now being accepted. This award is presented annually to an African-American woman attorney in honor of Charlotte E. Ray, the first woman admitted to the practice of law in the District of Columbia and the first African-American woman certified as an attorney in the United States.Nominations should be submitted by Friday, December 22, 2017, to Committee Chair, Revetta Dixon, at charlotteeray@gwacbar.org.


The 2017 Charlotte E. Ray Awardee, the Honorable Tara J. Fentress, Magistrate Judge for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, and members of the 2016-17 GWAC Board