Our purpose is to promote the leadership, advancement and interests of women attorneys through professional education, networking and the exchange of ideas between our members, local bar associations, business and the community.

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Leadership Institute Applications are Open!

The Leadership Institute is a program of the Ohio Women's Bar Foundation. It was created by women leaders in Ohio to assist women lawyers in developing their leadership skills.

Why a Leadership Institute for women?

Often times, law firms and corporations do not invest money in leadership training for attorneys. Even if the firm or corporation does provide leadership training, such training is unlikely to focus on the particular challenges that women face on their career path. The Leadership Institute is designed to lend a hand and to help women who are emerging leaders with practical knowledge and strategies on business development so as to attain significant leadership roles.

Our Mission

The mission of the Leadership Institute is to advance inclusiveness within the legal profession and supplement the professional skills of women lawyers by enhancing their leadership, business development and communication skills for the benefit of the diverse communities in which they work, live and serve. 

The Program

Participants will receive between 20-24 hours of CLE credit (pending). All sessions and commitments will take place on session dates between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All sessions will be held in Central Ohio. For the convenience of those applying, below are the sessions. Candidates are required to attend all sessions.

Session 1: September 14, 2018

  • Following Session 1, class members are invited to attend the OWBF 10th Anniversary Gala at The Vault in Columbus
Session 2: October 12, 2018
Session 3: November 16, 2018
Session 4: January 11, 2019
Session 5: February 8, 2019
Session 6: March 8, 2019

For more information and to apply to be in the 2018-2019 Leadership Institute class, click here.

Application deadline is July 18, 2018.


  Fashion, Food and Fun! - Leading with Style Cincinnati Recap

From scenic Ohio River views to trendy fashions, Leading with Style was a success! On May 10, the Ohio Women’s Bar Association and the Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation hosted their annual Fashion Show in Cincinnati at Anderson Pavilion. Guests enjoyed delicious food and fun lifestyle vendor gifts while having the opportunity to view the latest trends in both men and women’s fashion.

Many guests took home multiple outstanding raffle and silent auction items, as well as a cork pull where many won high-quality wine and bourbon. Throughout the evening, participants were able to take advantage of the cigar bar and Top Golf lesson outside on the patio, while enjoying the nice weather. 

OWBA and OWBF would like to thank our phenomenal co-chairs Amy Ahn-Roll and Jennifer Dollard-Smith for dedicating their time and passion to lead this event.

Thank you to our sponsors! Without all of you, we would not have been able to host such a great event.

We cannot forget to thank our wonderful vendors!

A special shout out to Kendra Scott for not only being a vendor, but also for donating a profit of their sales to OWBA and OWBF!

Lastly, OWBA and OWBF would like to thank all who attended and participated in this year’s fundraising event and we hope to see you all again next year!



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