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.

Upcoming Events:

13th Annual Leadership Forum - From Risk to Reward: Building Your Bridge to Leadership

October 13, 2022 at 5:00pm CT/6:00pm ET (in-person in Chicago & NYC, virtual in Washington, D.C.)

Join more than 200 women attorneys from across the Coalition to honor this year's Coalition Award winners and to be inspired by our (virtual) Keynote speaker, Sara Holtz, best-selling author of Advice to My Younger Me.

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization—Program II: State Law Issues

October 18, 2022 at Noon CT/ 1:00pm ET via Zoom

Jennifer Welch, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Illinois, and Mary Ziegler, Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law from University of California Davis -School of Law, will focus on an analysis of the history of the U.S. abortion debate, state trigger laws and the effects of Dobbs and various pre- and post-Roe state abortion laws on assisted reproduction and reproductive health issues.

View a recording of the 2021 National Leadership Forum!


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.