Who We Are

Founded by a master-level coach and leadership trainer with deep law firm experience, WLF is dedicated to partnering with women lawyers to amplify their success and happiness.


What We Do

WLF offers a leadership development experience and private network dedicated to helping women lawyers create sustainable success in work and life.


Our Results

WLF participants experience transformative, long lasting results and their law firms see quantifiable increases in promotion and retention rates.


Our Unique Equation

Our wholistic leadership programs combine 3 key elements to achieve exponential results.

Curriculum +


Our proprietary curriculum translates cutting edge theories on leadership and personal effectiveness into skills and behaviors that are essential to sustainable success.


Community +


We curate groups of peers to share experiences, best practices, and provide mutual support.  Participants become part of a broader alumni network, who offer ongoing engagement.


Coaching =


Each cohort is led by a master level coach who facilitates a rich learning and growth experience.  We structure a powerful ongoing conversation with peers to reinforce a commitment to action.


Sustainable Success in Work and Life

The transformational power of the Women’s Leadership Forum arises when women work together with their peers on real-life issues on a continuing basis, supported by expert leadership research, training and coaching.

“Simply put, Susan Dunlap and the Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) produce better, more enlightened leaders at my firm – and helped me become one of them.”

Nikki Reeves, Partner, King & Spalding

“This is the most valuable investment I have ever made in myself.”

Jennifer Bragg, Partner, Skadden

“WLF has had more beneficial impact on my career development as a senior lawyer than any mentor or matter I have ever had.”

Annie Froehlich, Counsel, Latham & Watkins

“Of all the executive and leadership training I have had in my career, this is by far the most valuable.   Susan offers strategies that are personal, effective, memorable, doable and HELPFUL!  She inspires me.”

Partner, Am Law 50 Firm

“The first question people ask is ‘How much time will this take?’ The second is ‘is it worth my time?’ With WLF you conclude it IS a good investment in you. At the end, you can’t even directly quantify the benefits (it’s exponential)!”

Partner, Am Law 50 Firm