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MWL's 2020-2023 Strategic Plan

To advance the success of women lawyers and strive for a just society.


Equity: Promoting equity and inclusion within the legal profession and the community.


Leadership: Developing and supporting women lawyers as leaders.

Community: Engaging and celebrating a diverse community of women lawyers.

FY20-23 MWL Strategic Priorities (by year)


FY20-21 Strategic Priorities: Year One
•  Assessing and Building Organizational Capacity
•  Integrating Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Priorities Across MWL
•  Develop and Launch the Inaugural MWL Leadership Institute

FY21-22 Strategic Priorities: Year Two
(50th Anniversary Year)
•  Recruiting, Engaging, Advancing and Retaining MWL Members
•  Continuing Efforts from Year One; Evaluation and Re-calibration

FY22-23 Strategic Priorities: Year Three
Advancing Strategic Community-Building & Leadership Efforts Across the Profession
•  Continuing Efforts from Year One & Two; Evaluation and Re-calibration 



FY20-23 MWL Goals


GOAL #1: MEMBERSHIP: Increase overall membership with an emphasis on welcoming members with diverse backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints.

GOAL #2: ENGAGEMENT: Enhance engagement i) between MWL and its members, ii) across and among MWL members, and iii) in collaboration with key stakeholders across the legal community.


GOAL #3: ADVANCEMENT: Promote the development and advancement of women lawyers, individually and collectively.


GOAL #4: DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: Integrate diversity and inclusion best practices into all facets of MWL’s strategic goals.


GOAL #5: INFRASTRUCTURE: Support and enhance MWL’s financial and administrative infrastructure in order to best serve its strategic goals.



For more information about MWL's action steps related to each of these strategic goals, and to find out how to get involved, please contact MWL Executive Director Debra Pexa (







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