Welcome to the African Women Lawyers’ Association (AWLA)
We exist to help women of African and Caribbean decent within the law field at every stage of their career We are committed to helping our members to achieve equality of access, retention and promotion within the legal sector.
We welcome people from all cultures and backgrounds who support our aims and objectives..
We look forward to working with you all to help you all to achieve your goals and reach your full potential.
Who we are
It is evident that in today’s society discrimination continues to remain an ongoing problem within the legal profession, with a majority of women not reaching their maximum potential or even senior positions. The percentage of women who make up the legal profession is staggeringly low, and our aim as an organisation is to challenge and change these figures and ensure black women lawyers reach their maximum potential. We oppose any form of discrimination and encourage equal opportunities for all.
We believe that together we are stronger, and this is the main way to develop our businesses and ourselves as women. We simply cannot rely on others to do it for us.
What We Do
We operate a mentoring scheme to assist black women in the law with career development. We will share ideas, knowledge and resources, refer businesses, provide a supportive environment and opportunities for women to network and build up contacts. We will represent Black Women Lawyers at working parties, national and international conferences. We will work closely with other professional groups and women’s organisations.
Our network is global. We have networks in
We are an inclusive, rather than exclusive organisation. Membership to the AWLA is open to anyone who shares our values of fairness and inclusion, and who is willing to work with us towards creating an equal profession.