A Chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY)


    • June 01, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • 445 Café, 445 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains

    First Fridays at 1pm at 445 Café, 445 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains.
    (Parking is available in the garage next door; follow signs for “office parking.”)

    Change is inevitable, and at one point or another we all find ourselves in a period of transition professionally.  Whether the transition is an exciting step up the corporate ladder, a lateral move in a familiar field, or an entirely new beginning, we can all use extra support at these times.  The Women in Transition Project was formed to address this need.

    “One of the most striking things about WWBA is how many women are in transition.  In the last year alone, I have been approached about networking opportunities by recent grads, women new to the area, and women new to an area of practice,” said Susan Edwards Colson, WWBA’s Immediate Past President.  “Several women looking for jobs noted how difficult it was for women reentering practice after a period of absence, particularly for women in their 50’s or 60’s.”  

    New WWBA member, Allyson Lanahan Magliery, is one of the women who spoke with Susan about reentry networking opportunities.  A University of Miami Law School grad whose family responsibilities brought her to Westchester, Allyson is squarely in a period of transition in her career.  “After taking time off to start a family I am reevaluating my professional options and examining how to navigate opportunities in the legal field while balancing my family responsibilities,” noted Allyson.  “After joining the WWBA I realized how valuable it was to have other professionals with whom I could examine various opportunities and challenges.  I hope the Women in Transition Project will offer this kind of support to other members.  The project is intended to be a forum for brainstorming solutions and sharing resources.” 

    As part of the WWBA’s Professional Development Committee, the Women in Transition Project is intended to provide WWBA members with the informal support they need to effectively deal with professional transition phases.  “We aren’t offering a formal curriculum,” commented Allyson.  “We will offer a regular, dedicated time and space for networking, conversation and peer-to-peer discussions.  The goal is to establish and foster partnership and collaboration among those who are new to the area, new to an area of practice, or actively job seeking.”   

    Many WWBA members benefited from Pace University Law School’s New Directions program, which for ten years addressed the needs of lawyers reentering practice after an absence.  When the program ended earlier in 2017, it created a void and inspired the inception of the Women in Transition Project to support WWBA members starting a practice, job searching, or otherwise developing their careers.

    The Women in Transition Project will meet the first Friday of every month for an informal lunch.  The Project will help members make the most of their next transition by offering a space for members to share their goals, explore possibilities, and address the anxieties that often accompany change.  By partnering with other WWBA committees the Project will help forge supportive connections among members.  The networking and mentoring opportunities offered by the Women in Transition Project are intended to help women in transition harness the power of change to create their best professional life. 
    • June 06, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club

    • June 12, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Linda Markowitz's Home

    The fourth meeting of the
    WWBA Book Club has been scheduled: 

    “Red Clocks” by Leni Zumas

    Linda Markowitz’s Home
    10 City Place, Apt. 19D
    White Plains, NY
    Phone: 914-582-8003 

    Tuesday, June 12th, 6:00 PM 

    • June 26, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bayou Restaurant, Mount Vernon, NY

    The Westchester County Bar Association's Diversity Committee, in conjunction with The Westchester Women's Bar Association, The Westchester Black Bar Association and The American Hispanic Business & Professional Association of Westchester are hosting the

    9th Annual Goin' Cajun BBQ & Blues Networking Event.

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    5:30pm - 8:30pm

    Bayou Restaurant
    580 Gramatan Avenue
    Mount Vernon, NY 10552

    $35 early bird until June 19
    $45 after June 19 or at the door

    Appetizers, buffet dinner, soft drinks, coffee & cash bar 

    • December 12, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • The Woman's Club of White Plains, White Plains, NY

Past events

May 04, 2018 First Fridays - Women in Professional Transition
April 06, 2018 First Fridays - Women in Professional Transition
April 03, 2018 WWBA Book Club
March 22, 2018 Advertise in the 2018 WWBA Annual Dinner Souvenir Journal
March 02, 2018 First Fridays - Women in Professional Transition
February 13, 2018 Inside the Appellate Court
February 02, 2018 First Fridays - Women in Professional Transition
January 31, 2018 LGBTQ 101 and the Intersection of DV in the LGBTQ Communities
January 25, 2018 WWBA Book Club
January 18, 2018 Paint Night at Muse Paint Bar
January 05, 2018 First Fridays - Women in Professional Transition
December 13, 2017 WWBA Holiday Party 2017
December 01, 2017 First Fridays - WWBA’s Women in Transition Project
November 30, 2017 WWBA Book Club
November 04, 2017 Wine Tasting 101
November 01, 2017 General Membership Meeting: Achieving Powerful Presentation and Communication Skills
October 30, 2017 Judge John Leventhal: My Partner, My Enemy: An Unflinching View of Domestic Violence and New Ways to Protect Victims
October 25, 2017 2017 WWBA Holiday Party Sponsorship
September 28, 2017 Meet the Officers of the WWBA: A Night of Networking
August 03, 2017 Cocktails & Conversation at Red Hat Restaurant
June 14, 2017 8th Annual Goin' Cajun BBQ & Blues Networking Event
June 07, 2017 2017 WWBA Annual Dinner
April 07, 2017 Advertise in the 2017 WWBA Annual Dinner Souvenir Journal
December 14, 2016 WWBA Holiday Party 2016
November 10, 2016 Speed Networking: Polish Up Your Elevator Pitch
October 05, 2016 WWBA - Board of Directors Meeting
September 28, 2016 Meet the Officers of the WWBA: A Night of Networking
September 07, 2016 General Membership Meeting: The Power of the Vote...Democracy is not a Spectator Sport!
June 08, 2016 2016 WWBA Annual Dinner
April 19, 2016 Advertise in the WWBA Annual Dinner Souvenir Journal
November 23, 2015 SPONSOR the 2015 WWBA Holiday Party to be held on Dec. 9
August 11, 2015 WWBA Linda Wiley Memorial Golf & Tennis Outing
July 23, 2015 SPONSOR the WWBA Golf & Tennis Outing to be held on August 11
June 10, 2015 2015 WWBA Annual Dinner
May 19, 2015 Advertise in the WWBA Annual Dinner Souvenir Journal
December 10, 2014 Holiday Dinner

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Phone: (914) 505-6045

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