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The Stroock Women’s Affinity Group (SWAG) acts as a support network for female lawyers by helping them to overcome obstacles commonly faced by women in the legal profession. The group explores opportunities for career advancement and ideas for business development, and provides guidance to members who are interested in pursuing mentoring opportunities. In addition, the group identifies and discusses issues relating to the retention and promotion of female lawyers and develops realistic strategies to meet the unique challenges female lawyers face in balancing both personal and professional commitments.

In addition to informing members of networking events both inside and outside of our firm, SWAG sponsors both formal and informal events throughout the year. These include workshops and guest speakers, many of whom are prominent women in the legal and business communities, as well as regular luncheons, social get-togethers and industry events. Past events have included programs on public speaking, communications, negotiation skills, business development and cross serving opportunities.