Camaraderie. Encouragement. Professional Development.
The University of Baltimore School of Law's women's leadership initiative--Women Lawyers as Leaders-- brings together law students, young alumni, and dynamic women leaders, encouraging them to take control of their careers. Group members openly discuss the challenges they face both at home and at work, and cultivate leadership skills through education, peer support and mentoring.
Women Lawyers as Leaders includes both young and more experienced leaders who have the common interest of coming together to foster camaraderie, encourage each other and develop professionally.
Participants meet for lunch the second Tuesday of the month (except August and December).
During its first year, each monthly meeting featured a different chapter from Sheryl Sandburg’s book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, helped frame the topic for a short presentation followed by facilitated small group discussion. Participants were also divided into smaller, diverse groups of 12-15 to facilitate relationship building.
The initiative's anniversary celebration -- 'Lean In' & Listen -- was held on June 10, 2014 and featured a conversation with Heidi Levine, J.D. '95, co-managing partner of DLA Piper's New York office. Levine is the co-founder and co-chair of DLA Piper's national women's leadership initiative, the Leadership Alliance for Women (LAW).
If you are interested in participating in Women Lawyers as Leaders, please contact D. Jill Green , Assistant Dean for Law Career Development.