Each affinity network at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP plays a key role in the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion program by:

Additionally, the Women Attorneys Network (WAN) has developed the following mission statement:

Hinshaw is committed to creating and fostering an environment which contributes to the development and success of its women attorneys and enhances the visibility and recognition of women in leadership roles within the firm and in the legal profession. Our mission is to stimulate, nurture, and encourage a firm culture focused on the recruitment, development, promotion and retention of qualified women attorneys. WAN is committed to providing resources to assist our women lawyers develop and expand client relationships and connect with one another to share opportunities for personal advancement in our careers and in the community.


In celebration of International Women's Day – 2019, we wanted to share some of the experiences of our attorneys at Hinshaw.

The national WAN group is Co-Chaired by:

Kathleen Kelly, Mollie Kugler, and Misty Murray with support from:

Regional Coordinators

Brette BensingerCassidy Chivers, Anne Couyoumjian, Sherry Harlan, Leonor Lagomasino, Hale Yazicioglu Lake, Heather McArn, Ibi Davis-Ossuetta, Nicole Rice, and Annie Santos

Sub-Committee Members

Alyssa Aquino, Ameneh Ernst, Alyssa Johnson, Blair Keltner, Connie Mayer, Anju Suresh, and Jessica Watkins