Bell Nunnally Partner Saba F. Syed authored the Dallas Bar Association (DBA) Headnotes article “DBA WE LEAD: What’s Your Story?” featured in the August issue. Syed is a member of the 2022 cohort for “WE LEAD” – a DBA leadership program designed to address the challenges of high-performing women who have practiced law for eight to 15 years. According to DBA, “The purpose of DBA WE LEAD is to address the unique challenges facing women in the legal profession; to empower, educate and uplift women lawyers to take an already successful law practice to new heights; and to prepare lawyers for active professional leadership within their law firm, the business community and the community at large.”
Here are some excerpts from Syed’s essay:
In my experience, WE LEAD has been an incredible way to build leaders by helping us tell stories, network, and connect.
Attorneys may have gone to law school to study law, but few of us went to school to learn networking. Instead, learning this critical skill is often relegated to the brief moments we get between juggling busy careers and personal lives. WE LEAD carves out time to develop networking skills for its members in an interactive and supportive environment.
One of the most meaningful parts of the program has been developing personal relationships with my fellow WE LEAD members….It was incredible to see the range of experience from solo practitioners to law partners to government lawyers, each excelling in their own unique ways and working through challenges together. If you are reaching a milestone in your career, or could just use a little extra support, you should consider applying.
To read the full article, please click here (August 2022 issue, page 16).