Women in Law & Leadership Summit to Feature Monica Messick as a Leading Voice for Mentorship in the Law


During a daylong summit exploring career obstacles, risks, and rewards for women attorneys, Jackson Walker partner Monica Messick will join a panel discussion to share firsthand experience as a mentor within her firm and as the former coordinator of the mentoring program of the Women’s Energy Network North Texas Chapter. Hosted on October 16, 2019, at The Statler Dallas, The Women in Law & Leadership Summit will feature more than 50 speakers discussing gender equity, career management, diversity, and balancing professional success and personal fulfillment.

Entitled “Mentor and Sponsorship: Creating Growth in Your Organization,” the panel will examine what a good mentorship program looks like, the difference between mentorship and sponsorship, taking full advantage of mentorship, and being a good mentor. In addition to Monica, panel speakers include:

  • Karen Crawford, Chief Legal Officer, Pacific Union Financial, LLC
  • Carista Ragan Hill, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, StackPath
  • Nicole Figueroa, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
  • Beverly Bond, Partner, Gordon Rees Scully Mansuhkani, LLP
  • Zandra Robinson, Counsel, PepsiCo

“Having spearheaded the WEN North Texas Mentoring Program in 2018, I look forward to sharing the insights I have learned from that experience as well as from mentoring associates and clerks at Jackson Walker,” Monica said.

Jackson Walker is proud to serve as a sponsor of the Summit. To learn more information and explore the Women in Law Summit Series, visit the CenterForce USA conference website.

Meet Monica

Monica Pace Messick focuses her practice primarily on energy lending transactions, mergers and acquisitions, business entity formation and governance, contract negotiations, and general corporate work. In addition to her practice, Monica is the 2019 President of the Women’s Energy Network North Texas Chapter and is a member of the Energy Law Section and the Corporate Counsel Section of the Dallas Bar Association, and the Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law Section, and the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. She also enjoys volunteering with Attorneys Serving the Community.