Working Women Attorneys Coaching

Career Advancement Coaching

Donna Edbril is a WILEF-endorsed career advancement coach for working women attorneys. Donna can be retained for one-on-one coaching sessions as well as speaking engagements and workshops for law firms and in-house legal departments.



Donna Edbril is a career advancement coach with expertise in helping working women attorneys advance their careers and find fulfillment. She brings a diverse background as a certified leadership coach, woman lawyer, and lawyer mom, leveraging a passion for supporting other women and serving as a source of encouragement and wisdom in their careers. 

Donna began her career as a litigator for private law firms in New York City, moving in-house to work for global public and private companies in the consumer goods space. She spent 16 years at Avon, earning multiple promotions, from Senior Counsel through Vice President and Associate General Counsel, and serving as a trusted advisor to the C-suite, senior executives, and Board of Directors on business, operational, and reputational risks. Her career continued in an upward progression, leading her to serve as a three-time General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for WestPoint Home, Godiva, and Cache. These diverse business environments enabled her to lead teams of varying size and structure across corporate governance, international transactions, employment, and business strategy. While she continued to move up the corporate ladder, she understood more than ever the challenge of balancing and managing a successful legal career with motherhood.

After more than 30 years of practicing law, Donna transitioned into coaching to serve as a strategic partner and sounding board to working lawyer moms, helping them to embrace their strengths, trust their instincts, and find the answers within so they can lead a happier and more fulfilling personal and professional life. 

Donna holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, and Phi Betta Kappa. She also holds a certification in leadership coaching from Georgetown University.


Coaching with Donna Edbril will focus on developing greater confidence by understanding your unique strengths and skills, honoring your worth and value, defining and balancing your needs as a working lawyer mom, mastering the art of self-promotion, and gaining a seat at the table that earns the recognition you deserve.