WOLELA is taking a new shape.
It is no longer going to be a membership organization. Why? Because with blinding clarity I can now see that building this organization has taken me away from doing what I am here to do: heal the legal profession one lawyer at a time. My attempts to raise sufficient sponsorship and funding for WOLELA didn’t work.
Here is what has worked:
Every time I have stood in front of an audience and spoken from my heart.
Every time I have called upon another woman to share her story.
Every time I have picked up the phone and listened to a woman’s story and brought whatever skills I have to bring about healing.
I have watched woman after woman’s eyes fill with tears or openly weep as we touch what is really going on for her and how she can return to herself. THIS is my work.
I am meant to be training, facilitating and coaching lawyers and writing. Not sitting behind a computer crunching numbers.
So what now?
WOLELA won’t be taking on new members or trying to run “membership” type group services. All recurring membership fees have been cancelled.
WOLELA won’t disappear. There is SO much work that needs to be done to support women lawyers and I’m ready to do it.
WOLELA’s mission remains:
To help more women THRIVE in the law so they that they can contribute to the emergence of a healthier legal system.
Contact me if you or your firm or organisation would like me to consult, or speak or facilitate or coach or otherwise offer my services to those who are ready to explore standing in your power, reclaiming your authentic self, working together as women to transform the practise of law and to reclaim the law as a healing profession.
Please use the contact page of this site and let’s get to work.
“WILL IT BE SIMPLY THAT MORE LAWYERS ARE WOMEN, OR WILL THE LEGAL PROFESSION BE TRANSFORMED BY THE WOMEN WHO PRACTISE LAW?”
~ Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow