About the New York Chapter of the Coalition

The Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in is a non-profit membership association that brings together law firms, government entities, and companies of all sizes for the purpose of advancing the recruitment, retention and promotion of women lawyers. The New York Chapter was founded in 2016, and was the first expansion Chapter of the Coalition. The New York Chapter organizes regular events that provide valuable networking and enrichment opportunities, many of which offer CLE credit. New York member benefits include special programming and leadership opportunities, marketing for your firm, and special access to membership directories and other exclusive resources.

Most importantly, the Coalition cultivates career advancement and professional development, promotes dialogue, provides a support-network among members and helps address the many issues facing women lawyers and women’s initiatives today. The Coalition is a place for all women lawyers, from different practice areas, different size law firms, different size companies, different roles within the government and different levels of experience, to join forces to advance each and all of its members’ careers. This inclusive nature of the Coalition makes it a unique and significant resource for all of its members. 

Upcoming Events

Understanding and Coping with Collective Trauma and Grief

August 15, 2022 at 12:00pm CT/1:00pm ET via Zoom

In the wake of recent mass shootings in Highland Park and Chicago, The Chicago Chapter of the Coalition has invited Dr. Caroline Adelman to provide a program on understanding and managing the aftermath of collective traumatic stress. Dr. Adelman will touch on how to communicate with our children about these horrific events, how to recognize signs of traumatic stress in ourselves and our families over time, and how to continue to show up for what we value in the face of uncertainty. Dr. Adelman will also guide us in how to rebuild a sense of community, reset our nervous systems, and care for ourselves and our families in these trying times.

This program is planned as a 30-minute presentation, followed by 30 minutes of moderated Q&A. 

Other News

Last fall, we mourned the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an inspirational leader and a brilliant mind. Let Justice Ginsburg’s outstanding legacy be an inspiration to us all in our own pursuits of equality and justice. To read a short statement from New York Chapter Past-President Mehtap Cevher Conti, please click here

To read a letter to membership from current New York Chapter Board President Elizabeth Schrero, please click here.


Review the New York Chapter brochure, and check out the latest news from our National Coalition newsletter by clicking the image below. You can also view past issues of the Newsletter here.

Support Our Work:

To help support the work of the New York Chapter of the Coalition, please visit our donation page.

Please note that the Coalition is a 501(c)(6) non-profit, and donations are not deductible as charitable contributions federal income tax returns.