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

The Intersection of Defamation and Sexual Assault
September 21, 2022 at 12:00 pm CT/1:00pm ET via Zoom
Join the Coalition for a timely discussion on defamation claims relating to sexual assault allegations, including their interplay with Title IX disputes. Our experienced panel of practitioners in this area will discuss the legal underpinnings of these types of cases, trends in this space, and highlight recent cases with pop culture and political media attention in this developing and compelling area of law.


Literary Lawyers Series with Elyssa Friedland

September 29, 2022 at 12:00pm CT/1:00pm ET via Zoom and in person at Hogan Lovells US LLP in New York

Please join New York Coalition board member, Christina Bost Seaton, and multi book author, Elyssa Friedland, in a conversation about Elyssa’s latest book hitting stores in early September titled, "The Most Likely Club". This will be a hybrid event hosted at Hogan Lovells US LLP and via zoom.


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.

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.