New York, NY May 21, 2014— Summit Professional Networks today announced the official launch of WIPLNet.com, a powerful online resource designed to support and accelerate the next generation of female general counsel. The portal, a microsite of InsideCounsel.com, features the latest litigation achievements by women legal professionals, in-house promotions and career moves, insightful commentary and an unprecedented opportunity to network and collaborate with female contemporaries. It also features the 5/165 PowerTron, which tracks the latest GC appointments and the percentage of women GCs in the Fortune 500. Concurrently, InsideCounsel is launching the Women, Influence & Power in Law (WIPL) eNewsletter; a weekly communication for members of the WIPL network. The eNewsletter further drives the conversation around professional development programs aimed to accelerate the current trajectory of rising female legal leaders.
“The WIPL network highlights the people and groups committed to empowering women lawyers and advancing women in the corporate legal profession. This new, robust digital platform is the definitive source for up-to-the-minute information regarding the achievements of women in law departments and law firms," said Erin E. Harrison, editor-in-chief of InsideCounsel. "Women in the legal industry are well-positioned for advancement with a confluence of factors impacting this trend. The WIPL digital portal will stay on top of the latest issues, tracing the most critical and timely developments impacting women in the legal field.”