Alliance for Women



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Upcoming Events:


Alliance for Women Wine Down Wednesday - January 18
Join the Alliance for Women for a Wine Down Wednesday event on January 18, 2017, 5:30-8:00 p.m., at Sidebar Grille, 221 N. LaSalle St., Chicago. Appetizers provided. Bring a friend! Sponsored by XACT Data Discovery.

Alliance for Women Collection for WINGS
The Alliance for Women is collecting gently-used winter clothing (including winter coats), bath towels, slippers and holiday decorations on behalf of the WINGS program, an organization that assists victims of domestic violence in Illinois. Drop your donations at the CBA Building until January 31. See details.



The Alliance for Women  has mentoring opportunities for women of all ages and in all stages of professional development.  For more information about the Alliance for Women Mentoring Circles and the Mentoring Circles Speakers’ Bureau at

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Boost Your Energy and Decrease Stress - December 2015 Meeting Recap by Laura Hoover


The First Hispanic Supreme Court Justice by Daniel. A. Cotter
(Reprinted with permission from the author/Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - August 17 2015)

The Fantastic Journey of the State's First Female Attorney by Glenn E. Heilizer
(Posted with permission from the author/Chicago Daily Law Bulletin)

Stephanie Scharf's Remarks at May 22 2015 Alliance for Women Founder's Award Ceremony
(Posted with permission from speaker)

Past 2016-2017 Events:


Alliance for Women Holiday Party - December 8


Attain Your Goals in 2017 with a Professional Brand - December 15  Click to see details.


Past 2015-2016 Events:


Social Hour: Wine Down Wednesday: September 9 Click here for details


September Meeting: Serving on a Nonprofit Board ... Make it Happen!: September 22 Click for details.


Annual Kick-Off Reception: September 24 Click for details.


AFW to Co-Sponsor JMLS Domestic Violence Conference - October 2 See the agenda in PDF.


Fairness & Equality in Our Court System - October 8  Click for details.


Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose - October 19 Click for details


Providing Legal Representation to Survivors of Sex Trafficking - October 28 Click for details in PDF.


Statewide Symposium on Sexual Assaults on College Campuses - Chicago Locations: November 5 / November 6 Click for details (PDF) or visit for more information.


Alliance for Women Happy Hour - November 11


Get in the Circle! Connect with Women Lawyers through AFW’s Mentoring Circles - November 18  Click for information


CPS Job Shadow Day - December 2  Click for Save the Date Flyer.


Committee Meeting: Increasing Energy & Managing Stress - December 4  Click here for details.


Women Everywhere Holiday Fundraiser -   View the Invite in PDF 


Alliance for Women Annual Holiday Party - December 15  See details in PDF.


Wine Down Wednesday - January 13


Alliance for Women Committee Meeting - January 26  See details in PDF


Negotiations Panel and Networking Reception - February 18


February Meeting: When Sexual Assault Results in Parenthood - February 23  View details in PDF.


March Meeting: Opting Back in and Ramping Back Up - March 22


Improv for Networking - March 22


Wine Down Wednesday - March 23


Communicate Your Way to Success at Work with Techniques from Andrea Kramer and Alton Harris - April 7  View the details in PDF


Girls Scouts Project Law Track: Law as Seen on TV - Volunteers Needed - April 12 Click for details.


Girl Scouts Project Law Track: Law School/Career Day - April 28 Click for details.


Women Everywhere: Education Day - April 28


Girl Scouts Project Law Track: Prepare Your Case - May 12 Click for details.


Girl Scouts Project Law Track: Try Your Case - May 14  Click for details.


Annual Awards Luncheon - May 24 -


Can I Post That? How to Ethically Navigate Social Media - June 1 Click for details.


Wine Down Wednesday - June 8


Mentoring Circles: Lean in by Leaning Around - Moving Forward When Someone is in Your Way - June 10 Click to see details in PDF.


Women Everywhere: Agency Day - June 17

Related Files
Fantastic Journey of the State's First Female Attorney (Article,PDF)
Stephanie Scharf Founders Remarks 2015 (PDF)
AFW Save the Date Notice (Sept 1, 2015)
AFW September 2015 Meeting Notice
LB Reprint Dan Cotter on Sotomayor August 17 2015
Legal Representation to Survivors of Sex Trafficking (Oct 28 2015)
CPS Job Shadow Program Dec 2015
Statewide Symposium on Sexual Assaults on College Campuses
Mentoring Circles Meeting Nov. 2015
2015 AFW Holiday Party Information
AFW December 2015 Meeting Notice
2015 Women Everywhere Holiday Fundraiser
2015 Women Everywhere Holiday Fundraiser Ticket Form
2015 AFW Holiday Party
AFW January 2016 Meeting Notice
Boost Your Energy and Decrease Stress
Book Drive Chicago Books to Women in Prison
AFW February 2016 Meeting Notice
AFW March 2016 Meeting Notice
2016 Girl Scouts Project Law Track Info
February 2016 Meeting Summary
January 2016 Meeting Summary
Communicate Your Way to Success April 7 2016
Apri 2016 Meeting Recap
June 2016 Meeting Notice
Information on Our 2016 Award Honorees
WE Project Recap (April 2016)
Mentoring Circles June 2016 Event
June 28 Meeting Notice
Personal Branding Workshop - December 15 2016
WINGS Collection Information Jan 2017