Member Spotlight: Natasha Sim

Natasha Sim is an attorney and CDFI Program Manager at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). Since joining NCRC in late 2020, she has led the implementation of a multi-million-dollar lending program and managed the development of an affordable housing initiative aiming to produce 20 million homes by 2030. A native New Zealander, Natasha came [...]

By |2021-08-17T04:18:01+00:00August 18th, 2021|Blog, Member Spotlight|0 Comments

Member Spotlight: Natalie Roisman

Why did you join the WBA? I initially got involved with the WBA by attending the Holiday Tea, which was organized by the WBA Communications Law Forum. I was seven years out of law school and had just left the government to return to a firm. I looked around the room at this amazing group [...]

By |2021-08-16T12:58:15+00:00June 16th, 2021|Member Spotlight|0 Comments

Member Spotlight: Ashley Bouchez

Why did you join the WBA? I joined the WBA to meet other young women lawyers outside my firm. I joined the WBADC during the height of the pandemic, when so many of us were struggling to connect with each other and advance in our careers when the divide between work and home life was [...]

By |2021-08-16T13:00:56+00:00June 9th, 2021|Member Spotlight|Comments Off on Member Spotlight: Ashley Bouchez

Member Spotlight: Bridget Bailey Lipscomb

Why did you join the WBA? I admired the strong bond amongst the WBA members. I was a member of the DC Bar Board of Governors along with Paulette Chapman, Laura Possessky, and Amy Bess, and often saw them leaving DC Bar Board Meetings together to attend WBA events. I wanted to join them in [...]

By |2021-06-22T20:33:01+00:00June 2nd, 2021|Blog, Member Spotlight|0 Comments

Member Spotlight: Funmi Owolabi

Why did you join the WBA? I went to a WBA event with a friend at the time and they encouraged me to join. The president was friendly, and I really felt at home with the other women attorneys who had come to the event. What benefits have you seen? I have met a number [...]

By |2021-06-22T20:47:54+00:00May 5th, 2021|Blog, Member Spotlight|0 Comments

Member Spotlight: Mary Ellen Kleiman

Why did you join the WBA? After many years of in-house practice, I decided to join the WBA because I wanted to become more connected to my female legal peers in DC, for the comradery and community I felt was lacking in my professional life.  The diversity and dynamism of the WBA membership, across practice [...]

By |2021-06-22T20:54:28+00:00April 28th, 2021|Blog, Member Spotlight|0 Comments

Member Spotlight: Renée-Lauren Ellis

When do you join the WBA? I joined the WBA in 2011 or 2012, shortly after beginning my first post-law school job. I'd shared with someone my uncertainty about my career; no longer did I have the linear, predictable path of schooling. The person (another Black woman lawyer) suggested checking out local voluntary bar organizations [...]

By |2021-06-22T21:01:23+00:00April 21st, 2021|Blog, Member Spotlight|0 Comments

Member Spotlight: Sadina Montani

What inspired you to join during law school? I joined the WBA after attending Stars of the Bar as a 3L. I was invited to attend by former WBA and WBAF Board member Amy Bess, who was a partner at the firm at which I was a summer associate. Everyone I met at the event [...]

By |2021-06-22T21:18:38+00:00April 14th, 2021|Blog, Member Spotlight|0 Comments
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