The Holland & Knight Women's Initiative is dedicated to the recruitment, retention and advancement of women attorneys, and to sustaining a positive and supportive environment for the firm's women attorneys. The main goals of our Women's Initiative program are to enhance professional opportunities both in and outside the firm for women lawyers, and to encourage all of the firm's attorneys to be active leaders in professional and civic organizations in the communities in which they live.

Rising Stars® Program

Each year Holland & Knight selects a group of talented and dedicated women lawyers to participate in Rising Stars® – a dynamic and intensive program of leadership, marketing, management and professional skills development, professional mentoring and experiential learning. Selection criteria includes professional experience, community involvement, motivation to be a leader, and the ability to invest the time and effort necessary for success.

Local Office Programs

On the local level, Women's Initiative groups regularly host a variety of events to provide forums for interacting with businesswomen, corporate counsel and various women's organizations in each respective region and nationally. Local offices hold educational programs including luncheons and breakfast meetings featuring lectures by prominent women attorneys, judges and community leaders. The firm's commitment to women is further demonstrated through our support of localized efforts to assist organizations that help women in need.

For more information, contact Tammy Knight, national chair of the Women's Initiative.