What is our mission?

Women Owned Law is a national networking group for women owned law and legal services firms. Our mission is to provide opportunities for our women legal entrepreneurs to come together, support each other and help our businesses prosper.

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What is our vision?

Equity, parity and influence for women entrepreneurs in the law.

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What are our goals?

Additional information about our organization can be found here.

  1. To Create Networks - Provide a national (and international) forum for women entrepreneurs in the law to network with and learn from each other to further their business goals.

  2. To Create Awareness - Raise the profile and increase the visibility and media coverage of women owned law and legal services firms.

  3. To Create a Data Clearinghouse - Create a resource/clearinghouse of information about women owned law and legal services firms for the media and others interested in this growing market sector.

  4. To Create Growth - Help women owned law and legal services firms grow into larger organizations with significant influence in the legal ecosystem, if they choose to grow.

  5. To Create Opportunities - Provide “on ramp” opportunities for and assistance to women seeking to transition into their own law and legal services firms and/or other law and legal services firms at least 50% owned by women – either from existing traditional law firms or directly from law school.

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Who are our members?

Additional information about membership can be found here.

Our core member is an owner of a women owned law or legal services firm whose business includes the practice of law (e.g., a secondment firm) – with “women owned” being defined as “at least 50% of the ownership interest held by one or more women.” Our members also include women owned service businesses, which may or may not be owned by lawyers, who provide services to law firms or lawyers. However, our membership is open to anyone who supports women entrepreneurs in the law. We want to support and promote all women entrepreneurs in the law, especially those who found and manage firms. We welcome anyone who believes, as we do, in equity, parity, and influence for women entrepreneurs in the law.

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Who are our sponsors? 

Over 60 individual, firm, and corporate sponsors of Women Owned Law have generously devoted time, energy, and funds to our success. Additional information about becoming a sponsor as well as a listing of Women Owned Law sponsors can be found here.

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How are we structured?

We are a 501(c)(6) organization (pending IRS recognition), with a Board of Directors, an Advisory Board and various organization wide and regional committees. A list of our Board of Directors and Advisory Board members can be found here.

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Where are we located?

While our home office is in Philadelphia, our Regional Council Committee oversees activities and operations in each region where Women Owned Law has a presence, working through Women Owned Law’s Regional Representatives and Regional Steering Committees in certain regions. Women Owned Law currently has Regional Steering Committees in Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, D.C., with other regions such as Chicago, Boston, Indiana, Texas and Florida actively in development. Additional regions will be added based on interest.

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What are we doing In 2017?

Locally, we offer networking opportunities and programming for our members, sponsors, and guests. In addition, we commenced our national programming with a monthly speaker series presented by teleconference. The Kick-Off session in May was open to all, but subsequent sessions are for members and invited guests only (each member will be permitted to invite one guest to participate in each session). There is no charge to members for these sessions. We offer certain member benefits and our member database and social platforms will be launching in July.

We are also commencing strategic planning this year and will be adding new programming and additional member benefits throughout this year and into 2018.

A listing of upcoming events can be found here.

Additional information about membership benefits can be found here

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How can I get involved?

  1. Join Women Owned Law as a Member or a Sponsor! In the short time since our organization has existed, we have already secured over approximately 100 paid members, most of whom are Founders Circle Sponsors. Thank you to all who have joined Women Owned Law thus far, especially as a part of our Founders Circle! Our goal is to reach 300 members in our first year, including 150 Founders Circle members – help us accomplish our goal and join today!

  2. Join a task force or committee! After you’ve become a member, join a WOL organization-wide committee or become involved with local WOL activities! (All committee members must be members of WOL.) We welcome new committee members as we continue to grow. Our nationwide committees include Communications, Membership, and Sponsorship, along with our Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. After our Strategic Planning is complete, we will also be adding members to our organizational Activities Committee. Contact us for more information.

  3. Spread the word! Introduce others to Women Owned Law, including in other regions. Share information about and invite colleagues to any events open to non-members. Like us on Facebook and Twitter, and connect to us on LinkedIn. Share information about us on your social media. The wider and more active our network, the more powerful Women Owned Law will be and the better able to achieve our goals and serve our members.

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