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

Former Canadian Chief Justice and Bestselling Author Beverly McLachlin
November 10, 2022 at 12:00 PM CT (virtual via Zoom)
Please join us as we have a conversation with Beverley McLachlin, the first woman and longest serving Chief Justice of Canada and current non-permanent judge on the Hong Kong Court of Appeal.  McLachlin will discuss her distinguished legal career, including 37 years as a judge and her recent success as a best-selling author. 

New York Chapter Annual Meeting and Holiday Party
November 30, 2022 at 6:00pm ET (in-person at Corkbuzz)
Please join the New York chapter of the Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law for our annual member meeting, where we will be electing next year's slate of officers and board members. Your attendance at the annual meeting will be a vital contribution to the Coalition's work in 2023. Elections must be conducted by a majority of main delegates. We hope you'll stay after the meeting to toast the holiday season with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

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.