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Women’s Initiative Network

The Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) is a collaborative effort between women attorneys and firm leadership, including the Managing Partner, Executive Committee, and other committees. WIN encourages a firm culture that acknowledges and affirms successful women attorneys are an integral part of Lathrop GPM and essential for its future success. WIN addresses issues of concern to women attorneys and provides support, firm-wide networking and mentoring for women attorneys. WIN also sponsors and facilitates business and professional development activities, seeks ways to strengthen relationships, and supports community activities on behalf of women attorneys. 

Our Events
Lathrop GPM regularly hosts events that educate, inspire and promote networking among firm attorneys and other professionals. Our events have included annual networking retreats, workshops, restorative wellness events, professional development training, and recreational social and sporting events, among others.

Community Partners
Many of Lathrop GPM’s innovative community outreach and philanthropic giving programs aim to inspire, develop and empower women and girls of all ages and stages. Lathrop Gage partners with and supports women’s organizations, including: 

  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Commercial Real Estate Women
  • Girl Scouts of Easter Missouri
  • Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis
  • Women’s Employment Network
  • Young Women on the Move

Our leaders also individually give time to develop and inspire young women through volunteer and board service to organizations and causes that encourage and support girls.

Through our outreach program and initiatives, we are creating opportunities for future lawyers, broadening career perspectives and providing examples young women and girls can look up to. Our firm and our leaders are passionate about the importance of this work and are committed to continuing to support women and girls.  

Accolades
Lathrop GPM and its legacy firms are pleased to have received the following Women’s Initiative recognition from others.

  • 2019 Diversity and Flexibility Alliance’s Tipping the Scales Award, recognizing Lathrop Gage for having 50 percent or more women in the 2019 new partner class.
  • 2019 Working Mother Best Law Firm for Women, recognizing Gray Plant Mooty for leading the legal industry in creating and using best practices in recruiting, retaining, promoting, and developing women lawyers. This marked the seventh time Gray Plant Mooty was among the 60 firms earning a spot on the list. 

Leadership
Partners Emily Cantwell and Julia Dayton Klein serve as the co-chairs of the Women’s Initiative Network.