As the WBA continues to seek new ways to advance and promote the mutual improvement of women in the legal profession, we are pleased to introduce the WBA Career Toolkit to our members.
The Career Toolkit is a collection of nearly 1,000 resources relating to professional development. Accessible only with your WBA member password, the Toolkit consists of a wide array of materials, including articles, books, websites, videos, podcasts, blogs, magazines, job boards, and opportunities. It offers free tools to assist in evaluating your career needs, developing a career action plan, preparing application materials, enhancing your skills, expanding your practice area knowledge, combating gender bias and intergenerational workplace conflict, improving your work-life balance, increasing your well-being, and more. The Toolkit provides resources for members contemplating a career transition or reentering the workforce, for lawyers considering an alternative career, for leaders aiming to build a more diverse, equal, and inclusive profession, and for hard-working law students and lawyer parents.
As an added benefit, the Toolkit features “WBA Career Conversations.” These are video interviews with WBA members and past presidents, industry experts, and leaders in the legal community, who present valuable insight on a range of career topics and practice areas. And in the near future, the Toolkit will also grant you access to the “WBA Connections Catalog,” a list of other WBA members willing to participate in informational interviews and career sharing.
The WBA encourages members to share the Toolkit widely throughout the WBA community. We will regularly update the Toolkit and continue to offer programming related to career development.
The WBA would like to recognize and thank the Career Toolkit Committee for its significant efforts in locating, assessing, and categorizing these resources. The Committee welcomes feedback from the WBA membership about the Toolkit at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have suggestions for resources to include, please use “TOOLKIT RESOURCES” in your email subject line.