The Bracewell Women’s Network focuses on the professional growth of women and reflects the values of building strong relationships, developing successful careers, providing strong support systems and serving our communities. The paths to success are varied, and the Women’s Network is part of the Bracewell culture that supports each unique journey to a fulfilling and accomplished career.

In furtherance of its mission, Bracewell Women’s Network programming includes:

  • Hosting social events to give our members great opportunities to share experiences and learn more about each other on a personal level.
  • Hosting panel discussions and speakers that support career development and advancement.  In a recent panel discussion, Bracewell women shared their experiences on growing into leadership roles with client relationships, the firm and professional and community organizations.  
  • Holding client events to build connections with other female professionals.
  • Sponsoring organizations that support female professionals, including Black Women Leading, Feminist Majority Foundation, Center for Women in Law, Women in Public Finance and the Texas Women’s Foundation. 
  • Providing opportunities for organic growth and conversation, whether it be over lunch or at a volunteer event.

Best Firm in the US South

Bracewell was named the “Best Firm in the US South” at the 2023 Women in Business Law Americas Awards in recognition of the firm’s long-standing commitment to the advancement of women in the legal profession.

Women in Business Law Awards 2023 Americas

Best Firm for Women in Business Law in North America

Bracewell was also named the “Best Firm for Women in Business Law in North America” at the 2021 Women in Business Law Americas Awards.

Women in Business Law Awards 2021 Americas

Bracewell Receives Tipping the Scales Award From Diversity & Flexibility Alliance

Bracewell is a three-time recipient (2020, 2022 and 2023) of the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance’s Tipping the Scale Award in recognition of the firm’s achievement of gender parity in its US partner promotions.

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The firm has always asked about, and valued, my opinions — even as a young associate. I’ve always felt “in charge” of my career here so that, with the full support of the firm, I’ve been able to build a career that I enjoy and thrive in. Maybe it’s nothing more than perspective, but having that perspective has helped tremendously in developing and, if circumstances dictated, changing my career path.”

Stephanie Koo Song, Partner, Houston

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The Bracewell Women’s Network displays the breadth and diversity of women who are able to succeed at Bracewell. There are women with kids, women without kids, women helping care for other family members, women who are really involved with their communities – all of whom have been successful at Bracewell and are committed to making sure that others succeed as well.

Shannon R. McKay, Associate, Houston

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Bracewell has provided me with all of the resources necessary to develop opportunities, including significant new initiatives for the firm. That support has extended to other female lawyers across the firm and is a reflection of Bracewell’s confidence in our ability to achieve our objectives. The current and future success of female associates and partners throughout Bracewell is viewed as integral to the firm’s success.

Elizabeth L. McGinley, Partner, New York

Women’s Network Co-chairs

Women’s Network Associate Committee