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Colorado Women’s Bar Association Announces 2019 - 2020 Board Leadership

May 29, 2019 9:16 PM | Kim Sporrer, APR (Administrator)
  • DENVER (May 29, 2019) — The Colorado Women’s Bar Association (CWBA), a nonprofit organization focused on advancing and promoting women in the legal profession and the welfare of all women in Colorado, announces its 2019 – 2020 Board Leadership.

    The CWBA’s 2019 - 2020 President is Sarah J. Parady of Denver who was sworn in May 18, 2019 for a one-year term as the organization’s 42nd President.  
    Sarah is a partner at Lowrey Parady, LLC, where she practices plaintiff’s-side employment and civil rights law.

    Sarah joined the CWBA Board of Directors in 2014. She received her J.D. (Order of the Coif) from New York University School of Law. After law school, she received a Skadden Fellowship to build a foreclosure prevention program at Colorado Legal Services. Sarah is a past President of the Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association and a former law clerk to the Honorable Carlos F. Lucero of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.  In 2018, she received Case of the Year awards from the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and the Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association for two different cases.

    • Sarah Parady succeeds Catherine “Cat” Shea who remains on the board as Immediate Past President. Cat is an Assistant Regulation Counsel for the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel. In that capacity, Cat investigates attorney discipline and disability and magistrate matters. 
    • President-Elect for 2019 - 2020 is Miranda Hawkinsa shareholder at Goddard Hawkins, P.C., where she specializes in estate planning, trust and estate administration, and estate and gift tax planning.

    Other CWBA Executive Committee Members for 2019 - 2020 include the following:

    • Vice President:  Gina Glockner, who has been practicing law since 2004. With bar licenses in Colorado, New York and Connecticut, she specializes in complex civil litigation where she represents individuals, businesses and large corporate entities in professional liability matters, health and business-related law, as well as regulatory, compliance and licensing issues. 
    • Secretary:  Kathryn Starnella, who is Special Counsel at Wells, Anderson & Race LLC, where she handles trial-level defense litigation and civil appeals in federal and state court in the areas of civil rights, employment law, products liability, insurance defense, and other commercial litigation. In 2018, Kathryn served as president of the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association.
    • Treasurer:  Abby O’Connoran Associate at Harper Hofer & Associates, specializes in litigation support services - forensic accounting, economic damages, and valuation analysis. She is a CPA, Certified in Financial Forensics, and Accredited in Business Valuation.
    • Historian:  Elizabeth Mecka Vice President at The Northern Trust Company where she handles all aspects of estate and personal trust administration. She also works closely with individuals and families to identify and implement estate planning, business succession, and wealth transfer planning objectives.

Additional members elected to serve on the 2019 - 2020 Board of Directors are listed on our website at 


The Colorado Women’s Bar Association (CWBA) is a nonprofit organization focused on advancing and promoting the welfare of all women in Colorado since 1978. Dedicated to advancing women as leaders in the law, the CWBA brings together lawyers and legal professionals from all levels of experience for networking events, professional education, an annual convention, and community service projects focused on helping women help themselves. With nearly 1,500 members, the CWBA is the largest diversity bar association in Colorado and is one of the biggest and most influential women’s bar associations in the country.  To learn more, visit 

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