About WIN

Women's In-House Network is a a peer-to-peer organization of some of the best in-house attorneys in the DFW area. We don't believe in a "one-size-fits-all" approach; we realize that in-house attorneys who are women face a particular set of opportunities and challenges. WIN exists to help you leverage these opportunities and overcome those challenges.

There are lots of different ways to be involved in WIN-- we meet, physically or virtually, 4-6 times per year with a focus on getting to know one another and sharing ideas. Many of these meetings provide CLE credit, with information tailored to our specific needs as in-house attorneys.

Our Mission

WIN is dedicated to facilitating a supportive and safe environment for professional and personal development through the sharing of ideas and best practices and the fostering of relationships among its members. WIN provides a forum for its members to meet and get to know one another. WIN promotes, celebrates and furthers the achievements of its members.

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Our History

Women's In-House Network was founded in 2009 by a group of in-house women General Counsel from private and public companies. 

 

Founder Jane McBride realized that while there were national organizations for women lawyers, they were missing a crucial element: none provided the local impact and networking that people really wanted.

So Jane and the other founding members came together and identified a set of principles for what this organization should be.

It had to be easy-- with accessible networking and learning opportunities. It had to be local-- focused mainly on the DFW area. And most importantly, it had to be sustainable-- with a goal of building lasting friendships and business relationships.

 

The result was Women's In-House Network. Over 85 lawyers attended the first Women's In-House Network lunch, formulating WIN's mission statement and structure through group discussions. WIN's Board and membership continues to grow, and its programs continuously evolve to better serve WIN Members.

We are better, together. Women helping women. Lawyers helping lawyers.

We believe all women can embrace who they are,
define their future, and change the world.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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Natalie B.

WIN has provided an opportunity to form close relationships with other women working as in-house counsel in a variety of companies and industries.  Many of the events are smaller in size which allows for more in-depth conversations and networking.  The December social is always a highlight!  It has definitely been valuable for my professional development.

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Emily S.

At its core, WIN membership provides me with access to a network of in-house attorneys at varying career levels across a broad range of industries.  Membership also enables me to attend timely continuing education courses and creative social events.

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Susan J.

WIN is a perfectly sized group of female in-house counsel who regularly meet, network and support each other while enjoying lunch and CLE presentations. Through WIN I made contacts that resulted in a vice president of legal position.  This is but one benefit of my WIN membership--there are so many more.

Meet The Board

Erin Barta

General Counsel of Mannatech Inc

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Beth Bedell

Senior Counsel for Texas Instruments Inc.

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Jennifer Bishop

Chief Litigation Counsel for Lennox International Inc.

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Monica Brown

Assistant General Counsel for Worldwide Refrigeration

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Elaine Brzezinski

International Employment and Compliance 

Counsel for NTT DATA Services

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Merrie Cavanaugh

Outreach Attorney for Texas Lawyers for Children

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Megan Donovan

Deputy General Counsel of the Dental Platform of Danaher Corporation

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Stephanie Garcia

Principal and Chief Legal Officer of Corgan Associates, Inc.

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Elizabeth K. Giddens

Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Nationstar Mortgage

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Jane McBride

Principal and General Counsel of Optimus Legal Management and Consulting

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Catherine Paulson

Associate General Counsel at Integer Holdings

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Telisa Webb Schelin

Senior Vice President - Legal, General Counsel and Secretary of

TIER REIT, Inc.

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Sherri Tillman

General Counsel for TDIndustries, Inc.

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