New! Now. Next? Women's Initiative

The College of Law is committed to its Women’s Leadership Initiative – an initiative focused on providing women lawyers with the leadership training and professional network they need to successfully navigate the profession.

The initiative kicked off on March 3, 2017 with the first ever Women Leading in Law Business & Philanthropy Conference – an event in which 250+ gathered to hear from leading women in private practice, government, business, and nonprofit.

In its second year, the Women’s Leadership Initiative launched New! Now. Next? – cohort-based professional skills training. New! Now. Next? creates spaces in which women lawyers come together to engage in sophisticated programming and peer-to-peer discussions specific to life/career stage. 

Sign-up for New! Associate Acceleration Academy  Sign-up for Now. Leadership Cohort  Sign-up for information about Next? Lunch Series

New!

The New! Associate Acceleration Academy is designed for women in their first 1-3 years of practice. Participants will meet on a monthly basis from September until May to learn and practice skills that will help elevate performance during their first years of practice and help aid the transition from student to employee. Topics to be covered include:

  • Grit & Growth Mindset
  • Strengths-based Engagement
  • Intrapreneurship (Understanding the Business of Law & How to Be Successful In It)
  • Entrepreneurship (Networking, Building a Book of Business)
  • Communicating with Impact

All sessions held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the College of Law unless otherwise noted on the following dates:

September 13: New! Now. Next? Fall Kickoff
October 24 
November: Individual participants will schedule a personal strengths coaching session at a time and location that is convenient for the individual
December 12
January 23
February 20
March 20
April 17
May 15

The cost for the New! Associate Acceleration Academy is $500 per person (checks made payable to UNL). This includes the September kickoff, an individual Strengths coaching session and seven other programs.

SIGN-UP FOR NEW! ASSOCIATE ACCELERATION ACADEMY  

Now.

Now. Leadership Cohort is geared for the woman who is 7-15 years into her career. She is a partner or manager that has an established client-base/career and is poised to take on a more significant leadership role within her organization (or already is doing so). This cohort will meet quarterly for a mix of programming, problem-solving, and brainstorming within this confidential group.

All sessions held from 3:30-6:00 p.m. at Quarry Oaks unless otherwise noted on the following dates:

September 13: New! Now. Next? Fall Kickoff
November 5
December: Individual participants will schedule a personal strengths coaching session at a time and location that is convenient for the individual.
January 21
March 18
May 6

The cost for the Now. Leadership Cohort is $500 per person (checks made payable to UNL). This includes the September kickoff, an individual Strengths coaching session, and all other sessions.

Sign-up for Now. Leadership Cohort

Next?

Next? Lunch Series is designed to appeal to women who are highly accomplished in their respective careers, but are interested in the next challenge. Is it paid board service or running for office? Is it establishing yourself as a consultant in your area of expertise or increasing the consulting work that you already do? Maybe, it's devoting more time and energy to mentoring women within your organization. These lunchtime programs will take place on an every other month basis and will hopefully spark thoughts about the next big thing that lies ahead of you. Topics tentatively include:

  • Paid Board Service on a National Level
  • Running for Office
  • Developing Power Players
  • Access to Justice: How to Help
  • Pivot: Repackaging Your Skills to Expand Your Business

Next? Lunch Series programming is $20 per event. The first event is the kickoff program on September 13 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Lunch programs are currently being planned for November, January, March, May and July.  Be sure to sign up to receive email invitations to Next? Lunch Series events.

SIGN-UP FOR INFORMATION ABOUT NEXT? LUNCH SERIES

Calling all volunteers!

We need your help! The College of Law is proud to host Accelerate 2018: Grow. Rise. Lead. – a conference for law students across the Midwest – in partnership with Ms. JD. This day-long event scheduled for November 2, 2018 will be filled with panels, speakers, and mentoring opportunities for students. Willing to fill one or more of these roles? Let us know!

Volunteer for Accelerate 2018: Grow. Rise. Lead.

Program Sponsors

Baylor Evnen Cline Williams The Gradwohl Family