Featured Speaker

Help us welcome Rima Alaily

We are excited to announce that our featured speaker for the 2022 luncheon is an Appleton-native and a graduate of Appleton East High School.

Rima J. Alaily currently resides in Washington State and serves as Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, in the Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs department at Microsoft Corporation.

Rima is passionate about creating community and the responsibility we all have to each other to intentionally nurture and grow our community. During the luncheon she will share how this focal point has helped her be successful in her professional and personal life. She is a strong advocate for social and economic justice and has done pro bono work for immigrant children and domestic violence victims.

Rima is a wife and the mother of two teenage boys. She and her family enjoy exploring the outdoors in the Pacific Northwest, downhill skiing, watching sports, and travel, often back to visit family in Wisconsin’s Lake Country.

Rima spent her early childhood living abroad in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. As an American there, she
enjoyed a privileged existence that starkly contrasted against pockets of extreme poverty,
inequality, and rampant discrimination, particularly against women. It made a lasting impression.
As a result, Rima is passionate about giving back to her community and ensuring that everyone
has the opportunity to thrive. She has been a long-standing advocate for diversity and inclusion
within Microsoft and in the legal profession. And throughout her legal career she has worked with
a variety of local and national organizations to provide free legal representation to those in need
with a particular focus on domestic violence victims, veterans, and children who are facing
immigration proceedings alone.

We look forward to welcoming Rima back to Appleton in September.