Women's Leadership Initiative

Women's LEADERSHIP Initiative

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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 Women's Leadership Initiative moves into its 4th year of programming with a full slate of opportunities available to its alumni and friends.

Now. Leadership Cohort

The Now. Leadership Cohort focuses on teaching leadership skills to mid-career attorneys - those who have just become partners or are on the brink of partnership; attorneys who are taking on leadership roles within their firms or organizations. In addition to learning key leadership skills and theories, participants will apply them to situations in which they routinely find themselves and build supportive relationships with cohort members that last well beyond the formal cohort gatherings. Both in person and virtual cohorts are available. Cost to participate in the cohort is $500 and space is limited to 15 per cohort. 

Women Lead: Leading Through Change

The College of Law and the College of Business will again partner to present Women Lead 2022: Leading Through Change at Nebraska Innovation Campus on Friday, March 4, 2022 at Nebraska Innovation Campus. A partnership between the Colleges of Law and Business, this is a one-day conference for women in law, business, government and philanthropy. The event will empower women entrepreneurs, lawyers, CEOs, judges and business professionals and more to share their knowledge and insights. This conference is open to everyone interested in the advancement of women.


Women Lead 2022 keynote speakers are:

  • Connie Collingsworth, chief operating officer at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Ria Tabacco Mar, director of the ACLU Women's Rights Project

Register now and get the latest information at business.unl.edu/womenlead.