Award Description

This award is presented to a woman general counsel that has transformed being the “first” into being a catalyst for change. She indelibly raises the bar for attorneys and corporations by consistently demonstrating her dynamic expertise, core values and ideals that drive unprecedented collaboration, innovation and achievement to deliver sustainable results. Her strong sense of purpose transcends the legal profession, as she is devoted to both professional and civic leadership, policy reform and the economic advancement of others to achieve success.

The award is named for Mary Ann Hynes, the first female GC of a Fortune 500 company, who engineered numerous mega mergers and was instrumental in establishing stock markets in Eastern Europe. She is currently GC of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Nomination Entry Form

To make your submission, fill out the entry form below in its entirety.  When complete, press the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page. You will receive an electronic copy of your submission. Applicants may submit more than one category.  However, you must enter individually for each category.