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Women's Network

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The Bracewell Women’s Network focuses on the professional growth of women and reflects the values of building strong relationships, developing successful careers, providing strong support systems and serving our communities.  The paths to success are varied, and the Women’s Network is part of the Bracewell culture that supports each unique journey to a fulfilling and accomplished career.

In furtherance of its mission, Bracewell Women’s Network programming includes:

  • Facilitating Coffee Chats, an internal networking program in which assigned small groups from across offices meet virtually every other month.  All groups are provided with background materials and conversation starters to promote dialogue on a common topic.
  • Hosting panel discussions and speakers that support career development and advancement.  In a recent panel discussion, Bracewell women shared their experiences on growing into leadership roles with client relationships, the firm and professional and community organizations.  
  • Holding client events to build connections with other female professionals.
  • Sponsoring organizations that support female professionals, including the Women’s Energy Network, Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy Leadership, and Texas Women in Public Finance.
  • Donating to the Ginsburg Initiative at the Center for Women in the Law, which is dedicated to advancing gender-neutral initiatives that support systemic change, such as best practices surrounding work assignments, performance expectations, parental leave, and transparency in career development.
  • Providing opportunities for organic growth and conversation, whether it be over lunch or at a volunteer event.
IMAGE: Stephanie Song
IMAGE: Stephanie Song

The firm has always asked about, and valued, my opinions – even as a young associate.   I’ve always felt “in charge” of my career here so that, with the full support of the firm, I’ve been able to build a career that I enjoy and thrive in.   Maybe it’s nothing more than perspective but having that perspective has helped tremendously in developing and, if circumstances dictated, changing my career path. 

Stephanie Song, Partner, Houston

IMAGE: Shannon Rice
IMAGE: Shannon Rice

The Bracewell Women’s Network displays the breadth and diversity of women who are able to succeed at Bracewell. There are women with kids, women without kids, women helping care for other family members, women who are really involved with their communities – all of whom have been successful at Bracewell and are committed to making sure that others succeed as well.  

Shannon Rice, Associate, Houston

IMAGE: Amme,aroe Dunleavy
IMAGE: Amme,aroe Dunleavy

The Bracewell culture reflects a shared commitment to empowering women at each stage of their careers through structured mentor programs, dedicated leadership opportunities and broad development resources.  Male and female attorneys at every level are involved in conversations around the success of female attorneys, which in turn supports the growth and development of talented women. 

Annmarie Dunleavy, Senior Counsel, New York