Women Lawyers of Charlotte

WLC‘s mission is to foster professional and social relationships among the diverse group of women lawyers in our community, while promoting equality, advancement and opportunity for women through events, programs, mentorship, education and community outreach.

Membership & Mentorship

More than 150 members enjoy the benefits of WLC in fostering professional and social relationships. WLC members have a diverse range of practice areas, years of practice, talents, and interests.  WLC is growing all the time!

Events & Programming

WLC hosts regular luncheons and events with dynamic speakers from our local community and beyond.   WLC is dedicated to promoting equality, advancement, and opportunity for women through events and programming.

Education & Community Outreach

WLC creates space for members to learn and share practice tips and demonstrate thought leadership with membership. Members partner with area non-profits to provide donated items and services.

Upcoming Events

WLC members are involved in and support the Charlotte community.  WLC hosts regular events to engage members and create opportunities for professional and personal growth.  We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.

June Luncheon with Kelley Doyle Snyder @ Bonterra
Jun 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
June Luncheon with Kelley Doyle Snyder @ Bonterra

The Heart of Daring Leadership

Women Lawyers of Charlotte

Lunch & Learn

June 2019

 Based on the ground-breaking research of Brené Brown and her fifth NYT-bestseller Dare to Lead, expect a lively and accessible discussion about courage building in the workplace. Plan to walk away with new skills that can be put to use immediately.

  • Dispel the myths of vulnerability and learn the role of courage in daring leadership
  • Build your courage muscle by leaning in to difficult conversations
  • Understand the seven elements of trust, focusing on specific behaviors instead of the character of a person
  • Develop readiness for and recognize defensiveness in feedback conversations

About the Presenter:

Kelley Doyle Snyder is an executive coach based in Charlotte, NC. As an ICF (International Coach Federation) certified coach with more than 15 years experience, she has helped hundreds of men and women achieve meaningful goals in their work and personal life. Kelley draws upon her corporate background as a sales director for an international media company and her experience as a start-up entrepreneur to meet her clients where they are and address the challenges and opportunities they face each day. Kelley is known by her clients as a compassionate listener and bold truth teller.


After-Work Social featuring Summer Associates! @ Suffolk Punch
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

WLC would like you to join us at The Suffolk Punch for our June after-work social.

Please invite your office’s summer associates to this social! There will be a brief introduction about WLC, and this will be a great opportunity for future women lawyers of Charlotte to meet and network with current members.

WHAT:   Happy Hour (or 2) with free apps and drinks for members

WHEN: Thursday, June 27th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:  The Suffolk Punch (outside)

Both WLC Members AND CLT Summer Associates will receive drink tickets and access to appetizers.

2911 Griffith Street, Charlotte, NC 28203

We look forward to seeing you!


Fighting For Women With Fashion @ Mint Museum Uptown
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fighting For Women With Fashion @ Mint Museum Uptown | Charlotte | North Carolina | United States

Save the date and plan to join us Tuesday, October 1, 2019, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Mint Museum Uptown, for the 9th Annual Fighting for Women with Fashion event.

Held annually during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Fighting For Women With Fashion is an opportunity to hear about the devastating impact of domestic violence and sexual assault on our community and the work Safe Alliance is doing to provide hope and healing to neighbors in need. The event will include a silent auction, wine pull, and fashion presentation featuring Charlotte attorneys and physicians. In the past eight years, the Fighting For Women With Fashion events have raised more than $450,000 to further the mission of Safe Alliance.

To become a sponsor or to make a donation, please contact Lori Maxwell at Lori.Maxwell@safealliance.org or (704)367-2705.


WLC is continually expanding its network of women lawyers in Charlotte and the surrounding areas.  If you would like to become a member please submit your application.


We frequently like to boast about a WLC member, a community member, or community opportunities that help make our greater Charlotte community excellent.  Take a few minutes to read our Spotlight features.  If you have an idea for a future Spotlight feature, please e-mail details to us here.

Our Sponsors


Moore and Van Allen


Nelson Mullins

The Law Offices of Michelle Gessner


DeVore, Acton & Stafford

Troutman Sanders

Bass Dunklin


Parker + Lynch

Strianese Huckert


Pantazis Law Firm

Eagle Eye Investigations


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