Women in Business Law Initiative


The Women in Business Law (WBL) Mentorship Program is a collaboration between the Berkeley Center for Law and Business (BCLB), the Boalt Hall Women’s Association, Women of Color Collective, and the Berkeley Business Law Journal. The program matches first-year law students interested in business law with female associates from BCLB partner firms. It’s a great opportunity for young attorneys to meet some of the top talent coming out of Berkeley!

The program gives junior female attorneys the opportunity to cultivate relationships with some of the brightest JD candidates the country has to offer — women who can be expected to advance to positions of influence throughout the worlds of business and law.  The networks of obligation and trust they establish can then help them flourish in their own careers.


We solicit applications from interested first-year JD and LLM candidates, and female attorneys from partner law firms, as well as from business and government.

We match attorneys and students based on their interests and geographic locations.

We facilitate the mentorship by organizing an annual mixer in late January, followed by two additional networking events. The participants are expected to meet periodically — we recommend both parties commit to 2-4 hours monthly.


  • January 23, 2018 | Women in Business Law Mixer | San Francisco, CA
    • Featuring guest speaker Laura Segni, General Counsel for Banca IMI
  • March 20, 2018 | Women in Business Law Dinner & Wine Tasting | Berkeley, CA


Delia Violante | Program Manager | dviolante@law.berkeley.edu