It is my honor and privilege to serve as the 2017-2018 President of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association in its 40th year. In my opinion, the CWBA is the most supportive organization for women attorneys and legal professionals, at every stage of your career. From law school to retirement, through job changes and transitions, in your professional life and your personal life, the CWBA has opportunities and resources available to you that you simply won’t find anywhere else. Plus, we know how to have fun!
This is an important year for the CWBA, and not only because of our milestone anniversary. This year is the first year of a brand-new, two-year strategic plan. From the beginning, we have been true to our mission: Advancing Women as Leaders in the Law. But this year, in light of the unprecedented growth we have been fortunate to experience, we decided to take a step back and check in with the lifeblood of the organization – you, our membership. The CWBA is member-driven, so it is important to make sure we are meeting, and hopefully exceeding, the expectations of our membership.
We surveyed our members, interviewed our stakeholders and partners, and spent many hours determining and outlining our goals. Here are the six goals we identified for the next two years:
1. The CWBA develops and supports women leaders within the association, the profession, and the community;
2. The CWBA is a leader in formulating and advancing public policies consistent with its mission;
3. The CWBA is a champion of diversity and meaningful inclusion;
4. The CWBA grows and engages its membership statewide by adding value for, and diversity among, its members;
5. The CWBA consistently provides innovative, accessible, and high-quality programs that enrich all of its members; and
6. The CWBA strategically and responsibly manages its human capital and financial resources to accomplish its goals.
Does one (or more!) of these goals speak to you? Let us know, and we will help you find the right committee or project where you can work with us in achieving these goals. There is much work to be done, but together, we can accomplish anything.
Very truly yours,
Wendy E. Weigler