WOMN LLC was started in January 2014 by Marla Persky and Debra Goodman Holzman to help women succeed in the business of law. In her over 25 years leading the legal functions of two major companies (Boehringer Ingelheim USA and Baxter International Inc.), Marla has come to understand how business principles, when providing legal services, helps attorneys succeed in generating business for their firms and become the most trusted of outside counsel.
Debbie has over 34 years of experience working with law firms and corporations on a variety of disciplines including business development, client management and consultative sales training. Debbie’s experience in sales helps the Mentee develop her “selling skills.” Our 12-month program is designed to help law firms retain high potential female senior associates and junior partners by providing mentoring services and skill development. This benefits the firm and the mentee. We work closely with firms to identify those senior associates and junior partners who will benefit the most from our program.
Make no mistake, however, our focus is on the attorneys we mentor.
Our goal is help each Mentee develop the skills and individualized approach needed to be a successful rainmaker. We pair our mentees with experienced mentors for one-on-one coaching. WOMN LLC mentors are Chief Legal Officers, General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel and Associate General Counsel. They are deeply experienced in the business side of providing legal services to clients. We lead small group facilitated mentoring circles to address common concerns, challenges and to foster skill development. We provide quarterly networking opportunities which enables our Mentees to interact with all program mentors. The Mentees practice the skills they learn in the small group and individual mentoring sessions.
Our development program enables Mentees to learn and expand upon business generation skills, create personal brands and to understand economic drivers — in short, WOMN LLC helps the professional women master the skills she needs to succeed in the business side of law.