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:

Literary Lawyers Series with Lauren Willig, NYT Bestselling Author
Thursday, March 10 at 12:00pm CT via Zoom
Please join New York Coalition board member Christina Bost Seaton and New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig in a conversation about Lauren’s transition from being a practicing attorney to the author of more than twenty works of historical fiction, which have been translated into over a dozen languages. In honor of Women’s History Month, Lauren will also be discussing her most-recent book, Band of Sisters, which is a sweeping novel based on the remarkable true story of a group of alumna from Smith College who, as volunteers, go behind enemy lines in France during World War I in order to provide medical and other relief to civilians.

View a recording of the 2021 National Leadership Forum!

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.