Women's World Banking Honors White & Case and Sylvia Chin for Pro Bono Work

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At its 40th anniversary celebration in New York on April 4, Women's World Banking honored White & Case and White & Case Partner Sylvia Chin (New York) for "their tremendous support of Women's World Banking and leadership in women's financial inclusion."

Women's World Banking is an organization that designs and invests in the financial solutions, institutions, and policy environments in emerging markets to create greater economic stability and prosperity for women, their families and their communities.

White & Case Global Pro Bono Practice Leader Jacquelyn MacLennan; Connie Collingsworth, Chief Business Operations Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (and Women's World Banking board co-chair); White & Case Partner Sylvia Chin.

"White & Case is a pioneering global law firm that delivers results for well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries, governments and state-owned entities," according to Women's World Banking's roundup of the event. "In 2018, White & Case’s global pro bono practice provided more than 120,000 hours of legal services focused on access to justice, promoting the rule of law, and serving organizations with social and environmental missions. Women’s World Banking has been a recipient of White & Case’s pro bono legal services since our founding."

Sylvia Chin accepting the award.

Chin was honored for her nearly 40 years of service to Women’s World Banking, offering the organization pro bono legal and governance advice. Chin served on the board of Women's World Banking as Board Secretary from 1990 to 2008.