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Women Experts in Law for Equality and Development


A network of women in law dedicated to bridging professional silos and creating partnerships.

Mission Statement

WE LEAD Experts Network is an innovative cross-sectoral network bridging the traditional professional silos between academia, the bench, the bar, and other occupations within the legal profession. This network consists of experienced women legal experts dedicated to building partnerships, advancing gender equality, and promoting women's leadership.


To harness African and Diaspora women's legal expertise for law and development by providing networking and sponsorship opportunities to advance the careers of women in law.

Transformational Leadership

Encourage, inspire, and motivate women in law to create and foster change that will help to shape leadership in the legal profession.


Conduct research and programming about gender issues and construct viable solutions to advance gender equality.


Provide women in law with professional opportunities to strengthen their knowledge, skills, and abilities to advance their careers.

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As soon as you set a goal for yourself, the challenges to achieving that goal will immediately materialize. Life will always happen and could be the catalyst that drives you forward or sets you back. Be intentional and choose to regard the challenge as one to propel you forward and over the obstacle.

Funke Agbor, SAN

Partner, ACAS-DENTONS, Nigeria

Who can join?

  • Open to persons with a law degree and working in any legal, judicial, academic, or other law-related position

  • Must be at least ten years after the call to the bar

  • Be in good standing with professional regulatory bodies

  • Must have a good record of professionalism

  • Demonstrated specializations and areas of competence in law

  • Be willing to engage with activities and support other women through mentoring, coaching, and advocacy campaigns

Request an expert

  • Are you an organization looking for an expert for a project? Looking for a speaker for a high-level panel or event? Looking for consultants and researchers to complete a project?

  • Our members bring a diverse range of expertise to the table. Whether legal transactions, judicial training, research, or policy analysis, we can help you find the right expert. Looking for an expert for a project? We have you covered!

  • We will connect you with the right person who meets your criteria.

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