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BASF's Yolanda Jackson and GAP's Michelle Banks Named Most Powerful & Influential Women by the National Diversity Council

January 6, 2012 – San Francisco Michelle Banks, general counsel of Gap, Inc., and Yolanda Jackson, deputy executive director and diversity director for BASF, were both named by the National Diversity Council as “2012 Most Powerful and Influential Women of California.”

The awards will be presented to 23 women during the Third Annual California Diversity & Leadership Conference held on February 2 at UC Berkeley.

The award honors Banks and Jackson for providing leadership excellence in the public and/or private sector; sustaining a record of accomplishments throughout their careers; making a significant impact on revenues, profitability within their organizations; demonstrating leadership within the community; and exhibiting a commitment to the highest ethical standards and professional excellence.


The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) is a nonprofit voluntary membership organization of over 8,000 attorneys, law students and legal professionals in the Bay Area. Founded in 1872, BASF is one of the largest and most dynamic metropolitan bar associations in the U.S., with a long and distinguished record of community action, public service and service to the legal profession.

Questions about media relations, BASF issues currently in the news, San Francisco Attorney magazine, marketing and communications:

Contact:
Ann Murphy, Director of Communications & Public Relations
Email:
amurphy@sfbar.org
Phone:
(415) 782-9000 x8792

For general communications inquiries:

Contact:
Sayre Happich, Assistant Director of Communications & Public Relations
Email:
shappich@sfbar.org
Phone:
(415) 782-9000 x8104