New! Now. Next? Women's 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.

Sign-up for Rising Strong Circles  Sign-up for New! Associate Acceleration Academy  Sign-up for Now. Leadership Cohort

Rising Strong Circles

The last year was... a lot. And, the evidence is overwhelming that the COVID-19 pandemic had a disproportionate impact on women - who shouldered much of the increased household burdens and child-rearing consequences. How do we rise? This year's Women's Leadership Initiative will kickoff on Thursday, September 9th from 4:30-6:00 p.m. with wine, cheese, and a book discussion of Brene Brown's Rising Strong and how we might apply its lessons to our post-pandemic lives. Can't attend in person? Virtual circles are available too. Just select that option upon registration. Cost is $25 and includes a copy of the book delivered to you by August 15th.

Sign-up for Rising Strong Circles 


New! Associate Acceleration Academy

This academy is designed for attorneys in their first 1-3 years of practice. Participants develop a network of similarly situated colleagues from across the state while learning skills and about the unwritten rules of the practice of law over the course of a weekend. This year's academy will take place the weekend of October 22-24th at The Graduate Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska.

In addition to this programming, participants will build a circle of trust with similarly situated women in law that will serve as a resource and network throughout their respective careers.

The cost for the New! Associate Acceleration Academy is $750 per person and includes one night hotel stay, all meals, and programming. Cost also includes individual Strengths coaching session to be arranged prior to the weekend retreat.

Sign-up for New! Associate Acceleration Academy  

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. 

 In Person Cohort will meet at Quarry Oaks on September 28th, October 26th, and November 30th from 3:30-6:00 p.m.
Virtual Cohort will meet via Zoom on January 25th, February 22nd, and March 29th from 3:30-6:00 p.m. (CT)

The cost for the Now. Leadership Cohort is $500 per person. This includes the September kickoff, an individual Strengths coaching session, and all other sessions.

Sign-up for Now. Leadership Cohort

Save the Date! 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. Details to follow, but save the date! We anticipate another sold out crowd for a day filled with lifting each other up, learning, supporting women owned businesses, and networking.