Past Events: 2015


WLMA's Private Nutrition Seminar

Tuesday, July 14th


Join us for an informative evening with Narina Minassian as we discuss nutrition, diet, and exercise.  Narina Minassian worked as a personal trainer at a private gym for over ten years.  She saw many people fail to reach their goals so she created AAY! Fitness & Nutrition (All About You) - a well-rounded, all inclusive fitness and nutrition program, with her business partner, Elaine Miller.


We will be discussing:

»The pros and cons of various diets

»How women need to diet/exercise differently from men

»3 main components of a healthy lifestyle and weight loss

»Simple, healthy recispes/snacks



July 14th, 2015

Cocktails: 5:30p

Presentation:  6:00p




Equal Pay Day Reflections About Your Compensation and Promotions

April 21, 2015

1.0   CLE Ethics Credit Pending Approval 

Women earned 78% of men’s compensation in 2013, and the gap continues. While the gender pay gap has lessened over the years – it was 57% in 1973 – there are still plenty of barriers to cross. Please join us on April 21st when Andrea S. Kramer will discuss gender and racial stereotypes and beliefs around characteristics, attitudes and behaviors associated with feminine and masculine traits. Learn the written and unwritten rules that have been built by society and how to go about addressing them and moving past them. Discover ways to create a positive buzz about yourself with the help of mentors, sponsors and self-evaluation techniques.


Andie is a partner in the international law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP where she heads the firm’s Financial Products, Trading and Derivatives group. Andie chairs the Gender Diversity Committee and previously served on the firm’s Management and Compensation Committees.


Andie is the author of five articles addressing gender communication and a co-author of the ABA guide What You Need to Know About Negotiating Compensation.  She is writing a book, tentatively titled, A Script for Success:  What Women Need to Tell Themselves and Others to Beat Gender Stereotypes.


Andie has spoken at more than 70 national diversity conferences, webcasts, trade association meetings, and professional service firms on the importance of assuring women equal access to career opportunities and leadership roles.  She cofounded and now serves as board chair of the Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance (WLMA), a 501(c)(3) corporation that brings professional women together to mentor and support leadership opportunities for women of all stages of their careers.







Saturday, June 11th



Join us for an evening of networking

with women who care about women's rights globally




See what the New York Times calls a "Riveting" film, winning numerous accolades for artistry and social impact. At it's heart, this film masterfully stirs up the truth around personal purpose and integrity, for both the characters and viewers, male or female. Using the peaceful voice of the soul, Nisha Pahuja takes a stand for women's rights from birthright to adulthood, within the chaos of a changing political landscape. Currently, this film is being taken to areas of rural India where there are no or low birthrates for girls. With your help, we can continue to bring this film to the masses, impacting society's values and consciousness for the better.

  The children's rights group CRY has estimated 1 million of the 12 million females born yearly in India die within their first year of life.  

Thursday June 11th, 2015
East West University 
829 S Wabash Ave

501(c) (3) Tax Deductible Contribution 


Rooftop Networking Cocktail Reception 

Film Screening

Director Q&A














A six-month mentorship program executed by Lean In DC and the Women's Leadership and Mentoring Alliance (WLMA). This program pairs up mentors and mentees from the Lean In community and WLMA.



Women do better when they have a sponsor - someone who continually advocates on their behalf. A woman is more likely to ask for a big opportunity at work, to make her priorities clear in her personal life, and to be satisfied with her career advancement when she has someone leaning in with her. This mentorship program focuses on documenting, implementing and achieving these attainable career-related goals.




  • An introductory session with information about the application process and networking opportunities
  • A customized Mentor/Mentee match hand-selected by Lean In DC and WLMA
  • A contractual obligation where each mentor/mentee pair will customize their program and find a time for their meeting
  • A six-month program to create, strategize and implement a personal plan aimed at achieving the mentee’s short-term goals!





  • 01/15/2015:  Introduction Cocktail Party
  • 01/26/2015:  Applications Due
  • 02/12/2015:  Mentor/Mentee  Announcements
  • 02/18/2015:  Kick-Off Meeting
  • 05/21/2015:  Mid-Session Meeting
  • 09/10/2015:  Conclusion Session