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What We Offer

  • Exclusive webinar trainings
  • Tickets to the annual Cutting-Edge Conference
  • Guaranteed seat at the Hastings Leadership Academy for Women
  • Logo Recognition

Women’s Leadership Edge is a membership program to take your organization’s commitment to advancing women to the next level. Members receive practical evidence-based tools not only for women, but also for sponsors, mentors, professional development directors, and organizational leaders to enable your organization to effectively retain, support, and advance women from within.

Supporting Membership Benefits

The Supporting Membership Benefits include:

  • Yearlong subscription to four (4) webinars exclusively for Leadership Edge members where members will receive valuable tools and strategies for retaining and advancing women.
  • Two tickets to the annual Cutting-Edge Conference. At this invitation-only conference for top-level professionals, leading scholars will discuss the latest research related to women’s advancement. Conference attendees will actively engage with scholars doing path-breaking research and will leave with suggestions and demonstrations about how to structure sessions and programs for women’s initiatives and other groups in their organizations.
  • Member pricing on additional Cutting-Edge Conference tickets and other WorkLife Law events
  • Networking opportunities with other members and leaders in the areas of women’s advancement.
  • A listing of your firm or company with a link to your website displayed on WorkLife Law’s Women’s Leadership Edge web page.
  • Strategic consulting, customized programming, and additional services (fee-for-service). Members interested in additional programs and services can utilize a wide range of customized programming options. WorkLife Law’s experts work closely with members to identify issues and develop customized solutions that advance women and meet the organization’s goals. We offer a range of customized services, including policy guidance, strategic consulting, training, evaluation of existing policies and practices, help implementing “bias-interrupter” systems, practical guidance, customized webinars or events for your organization (in addition to those included in your standard membership benefits), and other assistance. Members can access these valuable services at a reduced member rate. Contact Jamie Dolkas at dolkasj@uchastings.edu for details.

Pricing: $5,000 for Annual Supporting Membership ($2,500 for organizations with 50 or fewer professionals).

Sponsoring Membership Benefits

Sponsoring Members will receive all Supporting Membership Benefits (listed previously), plus:

    • Exclusive events. Professor Joan C. Williams, who has “something approaching rock star status” according to The New York Times Magazine, will come to your organization to keynote an event for any group your organization chooses (e.g., women and their clients, women and their sponsors, women’s or affinity groups, firm leaders, etc.). Professor Williams will not be giving talks for firms or companies unless they are Sponsoring Members. (While available, up to 10 events per year.)
    • Two additional tickets to the annual Cutting-Edge Conference (four tickets total, with the option to purchase additional tickets at a discounted rate).
    • A guaranteed seat at the Hastings Leadership Academy for Women (which is limited to 25 participants), with the first seat at full price plus a 50% discount for additional seats (up to three participants total).
    • Top listing of your firm or company with a link to your website displayed on WorkLife Law’s Women’s Leadership Edge web page and program materials.

    Pricing:

           $20,000 for Annual Sponsoring Membership.

    Women’s Leadership Edge members receive organization-wide access to a series of webinars and accompanying written materials. Webinars are given live once per quarter and available online through a password-protected member portal. Anyone in your organization can participate in the live webinars, watch previous webinars saved on the WLE member portal, and access a wide array of member resources on the member website.

    Webinar Topics

    Webinars will cover a wide-range of timely, pertinent topics such as:

    • Achieve Your Rainmaking Goals. Too often advice on rainmaking is anecdotal. This teleconference, suitable for men as well as women, will translate the extensive social science on networks into incremental, concrete steps to help women achieve rainmaking goals and build value in business networks.
    • Successful Self-Promotion Strategies for Women and Diverse Professionals. Professionals need to be able to project confidence and self-promote in order to succeed.  But women and people of color often find that traditional self-promotion strategies don’t work well for them.  This webinar explains why and presents practical tips for promoting yourself, your colleagues, and your organization.
    • Being a Team Player While Actively Pursuing Your Career Goals. Women and diverse professionals often face internal and/or external pressures to play office roles that give them less visibility and prominence.  This webinar provides concrete strategies to enable professionals to position themselves in the spotlight while still being seen as good team players.
    • How to Have a Baby And Keep Your Job.  This webinar provides four key tools women need in order to plan their transition to motherhood: a step-by-step plan for their transition out of work and back into it, information on shifts in family dynamics triggered by childbirth, a template for building a family consensus around family and career goals, and guidance on how to gain flexibility in your schedule.
    • Managing Mothers—and Fathers.  Managers’ good intentions can get in the way of mothers’ careers.  This webinar provides guidance for supervisors: what conversations to have and how to have them, how to be supportive without making undue assumptions, and how to separate one’s own experience of parenthood from one’s role as a manager.  The conversation will have a special focus on how to manage younger fathers, who may have expectations of parenthood quite different from those of older men.
    • Tools for a Successful Women’s Initiative.  Too often, women’s initiatives are long on good intentions but short on deliverables.  This webinar will discuss how to develop effective metrics to measure success in women’s advancement, and will identify specific topics and materials for programming to allow women to develop the leadership skills they need to survive and thrive.

    Program Testimonials

    "It was a life changing experience for me!"
    Rosemarie Ring, Class of 2013, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
    "I have provided more informal mentoring to women since attending HLAW. Also, I have more actively supported and promoted my female colleagues, in part because my experience at HLAW underscored that women partners should do what we can to promote and celebrate each other."
    Blanca Young, Class of 2010, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
    "HLAW made me very conscious about how I had to be in the driver’s seat about my career path and also want it means to be a true leader."
    Rebekah Kaufman, Class of 2010, Morrison & Foerster LLP
    "It was just an amazing, enlightening experience. I have never had such a useful forum for advancing my effectiveness, and understanding the barriers, my own and those imposed by others, to my ability to do good things for my firm and my clients, and consequently myself."
    Cynthia Rowland, Class of 2007, Farella Braun + Martel LLP
    "The whole Academy really changed my life, and indirectly it will help change my firm."
    Laurie, Class of 2007, partner

    Members