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:

Wednesday, April 21, 6:00pm ET / 5:00pm CT (hosted by the New York Chapter) 
Please join us for this presentation focusing on ways lawyers can prioritize mental health. 

Growing Through It: Strategies for Managing Pandemic-Related Burnout and Building Resilience in Times of Uncertainty
Wednesday, April 28, 1:30pm ET / 12:30pm CT
Clinical Psychologist Caroline Adelman, PhD will explore why the risk of burnout is so high right now, and will provide evidence-based coping tools for women in the legal profession. 

Partnership and Lateral Transitions
Wednesday, May 5, 6:00pm ET /5:00pm CT (hosted by the New York Chapter)
Please join us for this presentation, which will examine funding partnerships, credit and compensation matters, and the partnership market.

Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour with the Chicago Chapter In-House Counsel Committee
Wednesday, May 5, 5:30pm CT (Chicago Chapter)
The In-House Counsel Committee of the Chicago chapter cordially invites you to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us via a virtual Happy Hour.


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.