Women Helping Women

Welcome to Women Helping Women. We thank you for taking the time to learn more about our program, particularly during this special year as we celebrate our 10th anniversary in 2019.

In 2009, our women attorneys banded together to form a women’s initiative program. What developed from those meetings was an invitation-only, after-hours networking group that integrates business development with philanthropy. Designed exclusively by women, for women, Women Helping Women was born, and we held our first Mix-and-Mingle in November 2009. Since then, our annual Mix-and-Mingles bring together local women business leaders, entrepreneurs and strategic partners—weaving networking, business development and community service into a single event that benefits not only our attendees, but our community as well.

Throughout the years we have partnered with not for profit organizations dedicated to helping women, or women and their children. To date, our 16 not for profit partners include such organizations as All God’s People, Between Friends, Jewish Child & Family Services, The Nora Project, Young Women’s Leadership Charter School and our most recent partner, Family Focus' Nuestra Familia center. And we’ve collected everything from personal care necessities for homeless youth to school supplies for young women traditionally underrepresented in the math and science career fields—and from business clothing to help women veterans dress for job interviews to multicultural and diverse ability dolls for traumatized children.

With 2019 marking the 10th anniversary of Women Helping Women, we offer a special thank you to everyone who has helped and contributed to making our WHW Mix-and-Mingles a success.

To learn more, request an invitation, or suggest a not for profit partner for upcoming events, contact Jane LaGrassa, Manager of Marketing and Communications, at 312.201.3447 or jlagrassa@chuhak.com.



Upcoming Events

  • Mix-and-Mingles held each fall
  • Over 130 women attend each event
  • 40+ industries represented
  • New business continuously generated via Mix-and-Mingles
  • Attendees capitalize on cross-industry strategic partnerships
  • Ongoing cycle of referrals established 

Meet one of our Women Helping Women hosts:

Leynee A. Cruz

Chuhak & Tecson wins national innovation award for Women Helping Women

Click here to view  the video, courtesy of Association for Legal Administrators.


WHW is celebrating its 10th anniversary by giving back to the Chicagoland community through an effort titled,


This year's event will support Magdalene House Chicago. If you would like to receive an invitation, please contact Jane LaGrassa.