Statements and Updates:

The Coalition stands with the Black community and joins the outcry to end racial targeting and violence by the police. To read a statement from Chicago Chapter Leadership, click here.

COVID-19 Response:  In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chicago Executive Committee has composed a letter reminding firm leadership that dramatic economic events can have an overwhelmingly negative, long-lasting impact on women and diverse women in our profession. To read the letter, please click here.

Welcome to the Chicago Chapter of the Coalition

The Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law began in Chicago in 2008. We are a non-profit membership association that brings together women in law firms, government, and companies of all sizes. Along with the New York and Washington D.C. Chapters, the Coalition has more than 120 law firms and companies as members, stretching the reach of the Coalition to thousands of women attorneys in its member organizations. 

The Coalition provides dozens of programs in Chicago each year. Our goal is to foster career advancement and professional development, promote dialogue and a support-network among members, and to help address the many issues facing women lawyers and women's initiatives today. In addition to the live programming, the Coalition serves as an enduring network of other women professionals in the Chicago area.

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.

 

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!

 

Resources:

Stay connected with the Chicago chapter! The new “Coalition Connects” newsletter offers insights from leadership, member news, timely articles and more. View past issues of Coalition Connects.

And check out the latest National Coalition newsletter by clicking the image below! You can also view past issues here.