Seattle lawyer Paula E. Boggs to receive Stonewall Award

The American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity will honor Seattle lawyer Paula E. Boggs with its Stonewall Award during a ceremony on Feb. 3, 2024, at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky

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Paula Boggs Honored with Johns Hopkins University’s – Heritage Award

Dear Ms. Boggs:

On behalf of the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association, it is our privilege to share the news that you have been selected to receive the Heritage Award. This prestigious award reflects our gratitude and appreciation to those alumni and members of the Hopkins family who have contributed outstanding service to the progress of the University over an extended period of time. Your dedication has created a lasting legacy for Johns Hopkins and its future students.

As you know, Johns Hopkins is a community that fosters bold ideas and pathbreaking research driven by excellence and ingenuity. From our laboratories to our classrooms, in the work of our faculty across disciplines from medicine to public health to international studies, Johns Hopkins is marshaling its expertise to make a meaningful impact on the world – and our alumni, like you, embody that mission of service.

The celebration of your award will take place at the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association awards dinner this upcoming fall. The Alumni Council will invite you and a guest to the dinner, where you will be presented with your award and recognized along with other award recipients; more details will follow.

We offer you our congratulations and thank you for your many contributions to Johns Hopkins.

Southwestern University Announces Paula Boggs as 2020 and 2021 Commencement Speaker

Southwestern University will welcome Paula Boggs as the keynote speaker for the 2021 Commencement ceremony. Boggs will bring insights from her historic and varied career, which often includes breaking barriers as the first woman of color in her professional life as an attorney, Army Airborne veteran, corporate executive, philanthropist, and musician.

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Paula Boggs recognized by The Puget Sound Business Journal as one of eight [Board] Directors of the Year.

These directors have helped navigate their companies through challenging times. They were nominated by their peers as standout board members and leaders and include members of corporate and nonprofit boards.
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Savoy Magazine Announces The 2021 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

Boggs is founder of Boggs Media, LLC, a business that manages her music, speaking and other creative business activities. She is also a guitar player, musician, public speaker, writer, lawyer and philanthropist.
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Paula Boggs Elected to RECORDING ACADEMY™ Board

The Recording Academy recognizes excellence in the recording arts and sciences, cultivates the well-being of the music community, and ensures that music remains an indelible part of our culture. Paula Boggs has been elected as a Governor on the Pacific Northwest Chapter’s Board of the RECORDING ACADEMY™
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Beyond Stereotypes: BSing with Paula Boggs

Paula Boggs took a leap into the unknown in 2012, leaving an unparalleled career in the law and starting her music career. In this episode of B.S.: Beyond Stereotypes, Paula retired GC of Starbucks and current frontwoman for the Paula Boggs Band, shares stories of her upbringing, her love of music and why being a Black woman has been her superpower.

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Fender Appoints Paula Boggs to its Board of Directors

Fender has announced Paula Boggs has been appointed to its Board of Directors as of 2021.Mark Fukunaga, chairman of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, said of Boggs’ appointment: “We could not be prouder of the strength and incredible growth of Fender, especially this year. This year has proven that the power of music unites, and we will continue to do our part during this unpredictable time.
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Charlotte E. Ray Award

The Charlotte E. Ray Award is presented to a woman lawyer for her exceptional achievements in the legal profession and extraordinary contribution to the advancement of women in the profession. The award is named for Charlotte E. Ray, a legal pioneer and the first African-American female lawyer in the United States. The 2020 Charlotte E. Ray Award was presented to Paula Boggs, Founder of Boggs Media, LLC, at the MCCA Virtual Diversity Gala on October 28, 2020.
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2020 Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference

This multi-pronged approach captures the very essence of what our event is all about, face-to-face interactions and senior-level discussions with the most influential women in law representing today’s top organizations. The virtual summit will offer more content, more insights, and more opportunities to make the connections that matter to you.
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Seattle musicians want more justice in industry, not just #BlackoutTuesday hashtag

What began as a music industry initiative to spur support for the Black community morphed into a full-blown social media phenomenon, with users posting the black squares in solidarity with protesters across the country demanding justice for George Floyd, a Black man who died at the hands of the Minneapolis police. As celebrities and corporations across industries ran with the trending topic, the original message became increasingly obfuscated for many. Was it a day of social media silence? Some sort of call for action? Or just another back-patting hashtag for well-meaning white folks?
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2019 LMBA Trailblazer Award

Paula was presented with the 2019 LMBA Trailblazer Award during the Philip L. Burton Memorial Scholarship Dinner on May 17th. The LMBA is a statewide civil rights organization, named after famed civil rights attorney Loren Miller. For the past 51 years, the LMBA has thrived in its efforts to advance the social and economic wellbeing of people of color, while improving relations between the legal profession and the community.

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