Women's Leadership Initiative

Mission Statement

At Porter Wright, we recognize and value the talents and abilities of our women attorneys whose qualities benefit the firm as well as our local and legal communities. Our Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) provides support to our women lawyers and encourages their participation in programs and the creation of policies that will lead to greater opportunities for success. The initiative provides opportunities for developing business, networking and mentorship to help women succeed in their practice and grow in the leadership ranks at our firm.

The WLI offers an annual Women’s Leadership Initiative Summit which is an opportunity for women attorneys from all Porter Wright offices to gather to discuss various issues. In addition, the WLI offers quarterly meetings that have included panel discussions, implicit bias trainings and more.

Porter Wright is a proud founding member of Gender Equity in the Legal Industry (GELI), a consortium of Columbus, Ohio law firms committed to achieving gender equity. This group meets regularly to discuss and work together to implement strategies to improve gender equity in our industry.

Porter Wright’s women attorneys are active in our communities. The following are a few of our partners in philanthropy:


Women's Leadership Initiative Chair

Molly Crabtree

Molly Crabtree
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