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About Us

The Tucker Ellis Women’s Initiative provides programming to further the professional development of our women lawyers. When we are better lawyers, everyone wins. Our more than 75 talented and successful women lawyers are one of the firm’s greatest assets. We are not all the same. But together we are doing something meaningful for our firm, our clients, and ultimately our community.

Patricia L. Seifert
Cleveland, OH
Nicole E. Braden Lewis
Cleveland, OH
Anne Swoboda Cruz
Los Angeles, CA
Corena G. Larimer
San Francisco, CA

Women's Initiative Events

Our women lawyers have benefited from the following programs:

  • “The Grit Project,” created by the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession
  • “Confidence is All in Your Head,” a workshop presented by Patrice Blakemore of Blakemore Coaching
  • “Working with Emotional Intelligence,” a presentation by Kim Langley, M.Ed.
  • Presentation on “Take Your Thanks to the Bank: Gratitude in the Workplace” by Lisa Ryan of Grategy
  • Discussion on “StrengthsFinder 2.0” by Tom Rath, identifying our strengths and learning to put them to work
  • Firmwide discussion of I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai who fought for education and was shot by the Taliban
  • Celebrating International Women’s Day by raising money for the YWCA of Greater Cleveland’s Nurturing Independence & Aspirations (NIA) program for young women aging out of foster care