Who We Are
Corporate Counsel Women of Color was founded in 2004 with the mission to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession. Today, CCWC is the nation’s largest organization for corporate in-house women of color attorneys, who work for Fortune 1000 and Forbes 2000 Legal Departments. In addition, CCWC represents over 10,000 lawyers, judges, lawyer entrepreneurs, and law students. CCWC’s breadth and reach extends to every region of the United States, as well as Asia, Europe, Africa, and South America.
The organization’s power rests in the strength, talent, skills, credentials, and knowledge base that the diverse women in the group collectively possess.
The group is represented in over 900 companies from the airline, automotive, apparel, banking, beverage, computer, cosmetic, construction, defense, energy, entertainment, financial, furniture, food, gas, health, home improvement, hospitality, insurance, internet, oil, pharmaceutical, postal, medical, retail, technology, telecommunications, mass media, sports, and transportation industries.
The group also has an expansive and extraordinary wealth of knowledge, which encompasses diverse legal disciplines, including but not limited to: administrative, advertising, affirmative action, anti-piracy, antitrust, banking, cable, commercial transactions, contracts, copyright, corporate, dispute management, domestic and cross-border , e-commerce, education, electric franchise, employment, entertainment, environmental, finance, first amendment, franchise, intellectual property, governance, Indian and tribal, international business transactions, labor, licensing, litigation, lottery, management, marketing, media, music, patents, private equity, real estate, regulatory, sales, securities, technology, trade secrets, and trademarks.
Today, CORPORATE COUNSEL WOMEN OF COLOR has over 5,000 in-house women attorneys of color on the East Coast, West Coast, and in the Southeast, Southwest, and Midwest regions of the United States of America, as well as in Canada, Asia, Africa, and Europe.