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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
Co-Chair
Partner
Cleveland, OH
216.696.5361
patricia.seifert@tuckerellis.com
 
Nicole E. Braden Lewis
Co-Chair
Counsel
Cleveland, OH
216.696.3882
nicole.lewis@tuckerellis.com
 
Anne Swoboda Cruz
Partner
Los Angeles, CA
213.430.3314
anne.cruz@tuckerellis.com
 
Corena G. Larimer
Counsel
San Francisco, CA
415.617.2110
corena.larimer@tuckerellis.com
 

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