I joined WLALA twelve years ago because there were very few female attorney role models at my then firm, and I felt like needed to be a certain “type” to fit in with the firm’s culture. I wanted to connect with other women attorneys and see if they were facing the same struggles I was experiencing. Not only did I feel immediately welcomed by the WLALA members I met, but I was inspired by them. They were the role models I desperately needed. So many of them were and continue to be mentors to me. Given my own experience (and what I hope has been the experience of others), it troubles and saddens me to hear that WLALA is not viewed as inviting to all. We need to change, and change dramatically, if that is the case. And we will because doing anything less would be contrary to the mission of our organization.