Women Who Lead

Welcome to the Women Who Lead community.

promoting educational, networking and mentoring opportunities for women in technology

Empowering women to advance to, and succeed in, technology leadership positions.

ILTA’s Women Who Lead mission is to empower women to advance to, and succeed in, technology leadership positions within law firms, corporate legal departments and technology providers serving the ILTA community. It works to promote educational, networking and mentoring opportunities and encourages open, on-going discussions about topics affecting women in technology workplaces. The Community is open to all who foster women in leadership.

check out our resources ⭢
join the discussion ⭢
learn about the ILTA Influential Women in Legal Tech List ⭢
meet the advisory committee ⭢

Join us for the four-part Women Who Lead Roadshow as we (virtually) journey across the Southeastern United States through a quest for more self-empowerment.

Each stop/event will build upon the previous stop(s), with new first-hand stories of leadership and lessons learned, speakers, food demonstrations, and local flair.

Register for all four stops before January 27th and save $40! ⭢

Session topics include:
• Women Leaders Who Are Changing the World
• The Leaders of Tomorrow
• Technology Trends
• Careers After COVID
• Imposter Syndrome

Education & Resources

ILTA hosts virtual, in-person (when allowed), and conference-based educational and professional development sessions, open to all in the legal technology community. Additionally, ILTA’s quarterly magazine, Peer to Peer, features articles and podcasts about the Women Who Lead, and publishes unique stories and case studies from the workplace. Check out the amazing Women Who Lead podcast series, Getting a Seat at the Table, below.

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session recording
The Daredevil

Breaking down the real barriers to focus on what you truly want…and position yourself to go get it!

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podcast series
Getting a Seat
at the Table

ILTA takes aim at boardroom tables everywhere and asks: "What seat would you pull up to the table?"

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Women Who Lead
NYC Event

Peers joined together to actively participate, mentor, and embrace the challenges of being a female leader.

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session recording
Career Growth - A Continuous Conversation

Highlighting the lessons learned and suggestions for your career journey, starting today and beyond.

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webinar recording
Leadership Development through Volunteering

Grow your leadership strength and presence through volunteering, while retaining your integrity and dignity.

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session recording
Balancing 'Always On' and How to Turn It Off

Thoughts, experiences and approaches to addressing “Work Life Boundaries” within the legal arena.

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ILTA Influential Women in Legal Tech List

Since 2020, ILTA honors five outstanding women leaders in the global legal technology community each March for Women's History Month. With the help of volunteers, honorees are selected based on their history of mentorship and level of impact on Legal Technology.

The 2021 List includes:
• Rosemary Koech-Kimwatu, Public Policy Manager, Safaricom PLC (Nairobi, Kenya)
• Andrea Markstrom, Chief Information Officer, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP and Founder & CEO, i.WILL - Inspiring Women Igniting Leadership & Learning (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
• Farrah Pepper, Chief Legal Innovation Counsel, Marsh & McLennan Companies (New York City, New York, USA)
• Shannon Salter, Chair, Civil Resolution Tribunal (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
• Kristen Sonday, Co-Founder, COO, Paladin PBC (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

learn more about the 2021 list
view the 2020 list

Networking & Collaboration

ILTA’s Women Who Lead group comes together to network and collaborate on topics specific to working in the business of law. Visit this page to view upcoming gatherings.

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Latest Discussions

Advisory Committee

Michele Gossmeyer

Global Director, Information Governance, Risk and Compliance


Kelley Kage

IT Director

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Jima Kato

Director, Knowledge Management & Innovation

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, L.L.P

Kim MacKay

Senior Project Manager

McCarthy Tetrault


Reanna Martinez

Systems Architect

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Catherine Monte

Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer

Fox Rothschild LLP

Melanie Prevost

Director of Infrastructure and Technical Support Services

Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P.

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