The combination of research, workshops, webinars, mentoring, networking, skills assessment, and awards provides a clear, concise, customized, and previously unavailable map of the professional development path.

Executive Leadership Development 
Project 20/35: To help it achieve its ultimate goal—increasing the percentage of women GCs in the Fortune 500, WIHCL will hold regional one-day professional development workshops that take advantage of the organization's integrated series of programs.

Global Competency Framework: An online assessment tool developed by executive recruitment firm Korn Ferry that provides WIHCL members with insights into key skills.

Mary Ann Hynes Institute: A model program in executive leadership development established in honor of the first woman general counsel in the Fortune 500.

Monthly Webinar Series: An impressive faculty will lead seven sessions on executive leadership development and seven sessions on financial acumen. 

Circles of Support 
Dinner Among Friends: For women general counsel, a chance to share best practices, mentor women outside their own companies, and work with peers to benchmark advancements in executive leadership development. For women in law firms, Drinks Among Friends serves a similar purpose.

Regional Support Network: Quarterly breakfasts for women in legal departments who share industry or subject matter expertise.


Annual Awards Dinner: Honoring both women and men who have mentored women who have gone on to become general counsel, as well as women general counsel who have mentored women partners in law firms.

Annual Survey of Gender and Leadership in Law Departments: An annual benchmark of gender diversity among direct reports to GCs in the Fortune 500.  



Women In-House Counsel Leadership Institute

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