The Premier Organization for Women in Law

Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), now in its twelfth year, continues to build out as the premier organization for women in law exclusively dedicated to women from the largest law firms and corporate law departments in the United States. The importance of helping women in law achieve their career goals cannot be minimized. In today’s environment law firms are focused on retaining existing clients and developing new business. Part of the equation involves fostering the retention and promotion of women.

Elizabeth Anne “Betiayn” Tursi, Global Chair and Co-Founder, WILEF

Elizabeth Anne “Betiayn” Tursi,
Global Chair and Co-Founder, WILEF

WILEF Gold Standard Certification initiative

Launched in 2011, this Initiative has clearly become the centerpiece of our continued commitment to being the change agent for women in law firms to rise within the firm as business developers and leaders. We are so proud of the firms that have certified and met the Gold Standard. We look forward to other firms achieving this status.

WILEF currently presents cutting edge programming in eight markets

WILEF East (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut), WILEF Northern California (San Francisco and Palo Alto), WILEF Southern California (Los Angeles), WILEF Chicago (Chicago and its surrounding area), WILEF DC, WILEF Houston, WILEF Boston and WILEF London

Our Mission Statement

Our vision is to create a dialogue for the purpose of educating women in law on how to become leaders in the workplace and in the community by building, exercising and implementing a strong sense of empowerment. We will “start the conversation” on the topics that are top of mind to all women in law. We will lead by example as change agents. Our goal is to achieve results that will foster the adoption of new policies and practices to advance women in law.

Our vision is to create a dialogue for the purpose of educating women in law on how to become leaders in the workplace and in the community by building, exercising and implementing a strong sense of empowerment.

We will “start the conversation” on the topics that are top of mind to all women in law. We will lead by example as change agents. Our goal is to achieve results that will foster the adoption of new policies and practices to advance women in law.

What’s New @ WILEF

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See Certification page for information regarding 2017 Gold Standard Certification.