2019-2020 President’s Welcome

Maryam Hatcher

I am honored to serve as GWAC’s President for the 2019-2020 bar year, and I look forward to an exciting year of impactful programming, engaging networking events, and opportunities to celebrate black women attorneys that have paved a path forward for those who will come behind them.

I am fortunate enough to lead an organization that has developed a rich legacy since it was founded in 1974.  The 2019-2020 GWAC board will harness 45 years of momentum to propel GWAC into the future, and that starts with identifying and meeting the needs of its current and prospective members.

To best serve the needs of its membership, GWAC will focus this bar year on developing a strategic plan for the organization.  This strategic learning process will first determine how we can best serve our organization, then develop a plan to achieve the objective of meeting those membership needs that is transparent and includes measurable short- and long-term outcomes. 

We will also hold our full slate of programming and signature events, so please stay tuned for future event announcements!

Throughout the bar year, I intend on listening more than I speak as we work to ensure that GWAC remains a viable lifeline for black female attorneys in the generations to come.  I welcome your feedback, thoughts, and ideas. 

You can reach me at president@gwacbar.org or maryamatGWAC@gmail.com.  I will also be chronicling my year as president via Instagram – follow me at @GWACPresident2019_2020.

Thank you for your continued support!

Warm Regards,