Our Mission

To help women thrive in the law so that they can contribute to the emergence of a healthier legal system.

We fulfill our mission by providing:

  • Community: We provide spaces and platforms for women to connect meaningfully with each other sharing their professional and personal wisdom.

  • Networking: We bring together attorneys and other legal professionals across a variety of practices and specialties to help you create a more diverse network.

  • Inspiration: We provide speakers and articles that inspire women to reach higher into their calling and deeper into themselves.

  • Opportunities: We support women who seek appointments and leadership positions in governmental entities, civic groups and the judiciary and share news of job postings.

  • Education: We provide informal continuing legal education workshops and gatherings to foster our members’ professional development.

  • Philanthropy: We unite to be a force for good in our community. We work together to make a difference, and we dedicate our time and talents to help those in need.

  • Support: We support each other’s success. We recognize that our profession is challenging, so we provide mentors, friendship and informal gatherings so we can learn more and laugh more together.

  • Mentoring: We are in the process of developing a structured mentoring programme, in the interim we allow women to list themselves as “open to mentor” and “seeking mentor” on our directory and encourage informal mentoring.

WOLELA History

The journey of WOLELA