2010 Fourth Annual Banquet
October 26, 2010
The Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle celebrated our Fourth Annual Banquet on October 26, 2010 at the W Hotel, in Seattle, Washington. MAMAS presented its Leadership and Justice Award to Connie Collingsworth, General Counsel and Secretary of Foundation Operations for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Leadership and Justice Award is given to an individual who has paved the way to success for and has served as an inspiration to other women attorneys striving to excel in their legal careers while balancing family demands. Ms. Collingsworth is an outstanding example of a lawyer who has successfully managed both career and motherhood, and who has given back to her community as a mentor and a leader. Bill Gates, Sr. provided introductory remarks for Ms. Collingsworth, which were both memorable and meaningful. We are so thankful to both Ms. Collingsworth for her leadership among mother attorneys in our community, and to Bill Gates, Sr. for his support of MAMA Seattle and of the Leadership and Justice Award honoring Connie Collingsworth this year.