The Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law

Welcome! The Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law is a non-profit membership association that brings together law firms, government entities, and companies of all sizes. The Coalition was founded in Chicago in 2008 by a group of women lawyers intent on joining forces with others to benefit the collective whole. Today, in addition to the Chicago Chapter, the Coalition has Chapters in New York and Washington, D.C. The Coalition continues to explore other Chapter locations. Currently, more than 120 law firms and companies are members of the Coalition, stretching the reach of the Coalition to thousands of women attorneys. The Coalition provides dozens of programs each year, with the goal of fostering career advancement and professional development, promoting dialogue, and providing a support-network among members to help address the many issues facing women lawyers and women's initiatives today.

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Upcoming Events

Effective Communication: Mastering Difficult Conversations (Virtual)
Tuesday, October 5 at 12:00pm ET / 11:00am CT
Hosted by the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Coalition.
Ashley Nelson, Founder and CEO of Inseus, will lead this interactive session that leans into the science of mindfulness and effective communication to support your ability to have difficult conversations with skill and greater ease. Thanks to our sponsor Locke Lord.


In Person Happy Hour (New York Chapter)
Tuesday, September 28 from 6:00pm-8:00pm ET
Reconnect with New York Chapter members and friends while taking in the views from the outdoor terrace at the offices of member firm Hogan Lovells.


2021 National Leadership Forum (Virtual)
Thursday, October 21 at 6:00pm ET / 5:00pm CT
We are thrilled this year to virtually unite all three Chapters for the Coalition's signature annual event!


Founder Nicole Auerbach and others discuss what sparked the creation of the Coalition:

Resources: National Newsletter

Check out what's happening! Click the image below for the latest issue of the Coalition's National newsletter, and view past issues of the Newsletter in our archive.