Pryor Cashman's Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI) is dedicated to the strategic retention and advancement of women attorneys in the firm. The Initiative provides a platform for women attorneys at all phases of their careers to engage in professional training, mentoring, business development and philanthropy. Pryor Cashman and WLI are committed to creating a culture that inspires women attorneys to develop as leaders, both in their profession and the world at large.

Newsletters

Progress in Print, Issue 1, December 2015
Progress in Print, Issue 2, January 2016
Progress in Print, Issue 3, February 2016 
Progress in Print, Issue 4, March 2016
Progress in Print, Issue 5, April 2016
Progress in Print, Issue 6, May 2016
Progress in Print, Issue 7, June 2016
Progress in Print, Issue 8, July 2016
Progress in Print, Issue 9, August 2016
Progress in Print, Issue 10, September 2016
Progress in Print, Issue 11, October 2016
Progress in Print, Issue 12, November 2016
Progress in Print, Issue 13, December 2016

Recent Events   

Pryor Cashman's Women's Leadership Initiative Hosts Yoga Event, September 22, 2016

Pryor Cashman’s Women’s Leadership Initiative recently invited clients and colleagues to participate in an evening of yoga and meditation at its New York office. 

 

  Book Review Luncheon, July 19, 2016

The WLI luncheon featured a group discussion of the book Street Smarts for Women Lawyers.

 

  "Meet the General Counsel" Lunch, June 22, 2016

Pryor Cashman’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) was proud to host Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.'s Elizabeth Rand, Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel for its “Meet the General Counsel” lunch. Rand shared personal insights about her career path and  offered practical tips and observations about what she has learned along the way.

 

  American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Women in IP Global Networking Event, April 21, 2016

We hosted the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Women in IP Global Networking Event which celebrates women lawyers that specialize in intellectual property. The keynote presentation was by guest speaker Sarah Feingold, Senior IP and Privacy Counsel at Etsy, Inc. 

Oral Advocacy Workshop, March 3, 2016

The WLI CLE luncheon featured Professors Heidi Brown and Carrie Teitcher of Brooklyn Law School. The professors led an interactive oral advocacy workshop which was very informative and productive!

New Year's Kickoff Luncheon, January 21, 2016

WLI got together on January 21, 2016 for a kickoff luncheon to ring in the New Year! We spoke about how to optimize our LinkedIn profiles.

 Holiday Luncheon, December 9, 2015

Pryor Cashman's Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI) got together for a holiday luncheon - mixing and mingling over lunch, music and holiday cookies!

 Self Defense Class, November 17, 2015

Partner Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme led a self-defense class with Pryor Cashman’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) where members of the WLI learned self-defense techniques through a combination of lecture, demonstrations and hands on training. 

 "Meet the General Counsel" Lunch, July 20, 2015

Pryor Cashman’s Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) was proud to host L’Oreal’s Lisa Gigliotti, Vice President and Chief Trademark Counsel , and Jolly-Johanna L. Northrop, Assistant Vice President & Associate Counsel, at its New York office for its “Meet the General Counsel” lunch.  Gigliotti and Northrop discussed their work at L’Oreal, their paths to success and their insights about issues facing women in the practice of law.