Florida Association for Women Lawyers Thomas M. Cooley – Tampa Bay Chapter Women’s History Month Event


Featured Speaker

Melanie Griffin is a Business Litigation and Employment Law Attorney at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick who has served as President of the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers, The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, and the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers. She has been an AV-rated attorney since 2010 who has been recognized by Super Lawyers the past 12 consecutive years, Florida Trend Legal Elite for 10 years, and Best Lawyers in America the past 5 consecutive years. As a result of her leadership, she has received numerous accolades and awards, including The Florida Bar Most Productive Young Lawyer Award, Tampa Bay Business Journal BusinessWoman of the Year Angie Joseph Excellence in Mentorship Award, The Florida Bar YLD Outstanding Woman Lawyer of Achievement Award, The Florida Bar Solo & Small Firm Section Mentor of the Year Award, and the Florida State University College of Law Alumni Association Service Award.

In 2017, she founded Spread Your Sunshine to effect positive change by offering unique inspirational products in the marketplace, consulting entrepreneurs and small business owners on best practices, and delivering high-energy, interactive keynote presentations and training programs. In high demand, Melanie has appeared on national and international stages, including for Fortune 500 companies; Am Law 200 law firms; one of The Big Four; the ALFA International Client Seminar; the US/Canada KNOW Women Summit; the Delta Zeta Sorority National Convention; the American Bar Association; the National Court Reporters Association; Women Empower X Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.; the New York Bar Association; Florida Association for Women Lawyers; the Paralegal Association of Florida; The Florida Bar; multiple Chapters of the Junior League, Alumnae Panhellenic Association, and Society for Human Resource Management; and several universities and law schools. She is excited to join us for today’s program.

Presentation: Why “Failures” Are Your Hidden Superpower

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