The network sponsors educational events to raise awareness of gender-based issues. Topics have included women in leadership, work-life balance, and the underlying factors that contribute to the promotion gap.
What we do
Education and information sharing
The Women’s Network hosts regular drop-in breakfasts and lunches, where employees chat about topics of interest and connect with women across the firm. The network also created mentorship pods where small groups of women across levels connect and support each other.
Joint programming with clients
The network partners with clients to host programming around a variety of topics. These events provide excellent networking opportunities and a chance to learn. Topics have included body language and communications, navigating and advancing your career, and issues in the healthcare industry.
To help foster the next generation of women, the network hosts field trips for organizations promoting STEM careers for girls. In addition, in conjunction with this year’s International Women’s Day, the network organized a fundraiser for Women’s Microfinance Initiative, providing microloans to women in rural areas in Africa.
Voices of the Women’s Network
We enjoy making connections and collaborating with women professionals in the legal community
"One of my favorite aspects of the Women’s Network are the programs that we organize with outside attorneys and experts. They provide thought-provoking perspectives and excellent business connections. We learn so much from sharing our knowledge and experiences!"
Alicia Xu, Manager
We are eager to teach and learn from one another
"The Women’s Network provides a place for women to connect and share experiences so we can learn from each other. Personally, I find it extremely valuable for mentoring future leaders and fostering relationships in a meaningful way."
Rachel Grinberg, Partner
We work together with organizations to empower women
"I remember learning in an introductory college economics course that one of the most powerful forces for fighting gender inequality is empowering women financially. For International Women’s Day this year, I was excited that the BW Women’s Network partnered with the Women’s Microfinance Initiative, a local organization that funds microloan projects in rural areas of Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. I’m proud of all of us at Bates White for supporting WMI's mission!"
Manush Mobarhan, Consultant II
Recent/upcoming Women’s Network events
- February 2024Women's Network forms mentorship pods
Every year the Women's Network creates small topic-based mentorship groups to foster connections across the firm.
- July 2023“Talented Ladies” visit Bates White
The BW Women’s Network hosted an office visit for high school girls participating in the DC Department of Parks and Recreation’s life-skills program.
- August 2023Self-defense workshop
Employees learned basic self-defense techniques in a program sponsored by the Women’s Network.
- October 2023Women's Network hosted a Snack & Chat to discuss women in economics
The Women's Network led a conversation on current statistics and challenges for women in economics.