Our 12 Month Mentoring Program

WOMN LLC offers a year-long program providing high performing female senior associates and junior partners with the tools and connections to  make quantum leaps in their business development and leadership acuity.   Tracy,  Sheila,  Marla, and  Debbie, leverage their collective wisdom in helping participants hone their business generation  skills and provide meaningful networking opportunities to put these skills to work. We furnish program participants with a roadmap for creating their own pathways to success.

The 12 Month Mentoring Program is currently offered in a hybrid format utilizing a combination of virtual and in-person meetings. All networking events take place in Chicago and New York City.

Components of the program include:

One on One Mentoring:  Participants are matched with a female General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel or Associate General Counsel for one-on-one mentoring focused on understanding the in-house client mindset and concerns, as well as leadership and career enhancement.

Common Themes Report:   We conduct feedback interviews about each participant and produce a common themes report. The report highlights the participants’ strengths and opportunities to hone their management, business development, and leadership skills. The participants use this as a launching point for working with their mentors, and as a focal point for their discussions in the small group meetings.

Monthly small group mentoring sessions: Participants meet to discuss a broad range of topics, including but not limited to, branding, networking, client development, and understanding financial drivers. In addition, to these sessions, the WOMN faculty are available for one- on -one advice and brainstorming.

Networking Events with Senior In-House Women: Participants have the opportunity to practice business generation and networking skills in a “safe” environment with other participants in the program, their program mentors. and other senior in-house women. We hold several in-person networking events in New York and Chicago, as well as virtual events.

Individualized Development Plans: Each participant will create targeted goals for expanding and/or using business skills, both at the beginning of the year-long program and at its conclusion. Each plan is created with the input of the participant, key contacts from the participant’s law firm, the WOMN faculty and the participant’s mentor.

Participants for Life:We strongly believe that while a mentee’s program participation may end, she continues to be an essential community member. We invite former participants to networking events and continue to field questions and provide help long after the formal sessions end. Additionally, many past program participants continue to meet with their fellow cohort members, providing assistance and support as well as friendship, as they continue expanding and nurturing their networks.

Upon completing the 12-month program, each participant will better understand the business of law. She will have honed her networking skills and feel confident as a rainmaker and leader within her law firm.

For more information, please contact Sheila Murphy at sheila.murphy.fi@gmail.com; Tracy O’Flaherty at tracy@xxcelconsultingllc.com.com; Marla Persky at marla@womnllc.com; or Debbie Goodman Holzman at debbie@womnllc.com.