As part of our continuing commitment to diversity, McAfee & Taft has established a Women’s Initiative Committee to focus on women’s professional development issues. The Committee aims to encourage and support our female attorneys’ leadership within the firm, and to foster and support the active involvement of women in the community and the legal arena.
The Women’s Initiative Committee directs its resources to charitable and civic causes and fosters the civic involvement and career development of our women attorneys. The Committee hosts clients at various events and has developed and deployed a successful series of roundtable talks at all three state law schools, bringing together women from the judiciary, private practice and industry to offer advice to the next generation of women lawyers. New initiatives include connecting women attorneys with governmental, civic and non-profit service opportunities, and fostering relationships with minority and women-owned businesses.
The Committee holds monthly meetings to emphasize mentoring, recruiting, marketing, and business development efforts leveraging the strength of our female attorneys. The meetings are open to all attorneys. Rachel Blue is the current chair.