Women’s Initiative Network

The Finn Dixon & Herling Women’s Initiative Network (“WIN”) is committed to encouraging and coordinating initiatives to further the Firm’s objectives of recruiting, retaining and advancing its female attorneys. WIN initiatives focus on internal mentorship, networking, client and professional development events and programs which encourage, develop and strengthen the skills necessary for the success of its attorneys.

 WIN members, consisting of all female attorneys at the Firm, meet regularly to share insights and ideas to further advance women’s inclusion and leadership roles. A subcommittee of mothers also meets to provide mutual support and further initiatives at the firm affecting parents (including proposing policies to facilitate off- and on-ramping before and after going on parental leave).  The firm added two new female partners in 2019, Tamu Lewis and Julia Snowden.

 In addition to its regular meetings, WIN sponsors several events each year, including both external events with clients and other guests and internal get-togethers held exclusively for WIN members. These events are focused on providing our female attorneys with opportunities for (i) additional networking and collaboration with clients and potential business development sources, (ii) support and camaraderie with their fellow lawyers and (iii) enhanced self-care and wellness.

Below are some of the events/get-togethers previously sponsored by WIN.

 External Networking and Business Development:

  • Annual Blue Mercury Networking Event – Each year WIN hosts a night at Blue Mercury for its female clients and attorneys. Typically held in the fall, the event provides the opportunity for women to network and discuss ways women can promote themselves in the business world over an evening of cocktails and make-up.  Prior events have included speakers who  have touched on topics such as effective workplace communication and personal branding.
  • Annual New York City Networking Events  – Women clients and potential clients are invited annually to network with Finn Dixon & Herling attorneys in New York City.  Prior events include cocktails on Cinco de Mayo and our annual midtown networking lunch.

Internal Wellness:

  • Brushes and Burgers – Earlier in 2019, the Firm hosted a painting class with sliders and other snacks for its internal WIN members to relax and connect.
  • Restorative Yoga and Spin and Sushi – WIN has also sponsored events such as a restorative yoga class at Chelsea Piers Connecticut and a spin class followed by a sushi dinner for participants, both intended to promote the wellness of its members.

 For more information about WIN, please contact Julia Snowden, Susan Dixon or Tanyee Cheung.