Women's Leadership Initiative


Our Women’s Leadership Initiative fosters the development of our female attorneys at each stage of their careers.  The Initiative is a networking group that enables women at Shumaker to learn from each other, cultivating and enhancing their leadership and business development skills.  The Initiative ensures that gender diversity issues are taken into account and that women are represented in firm leadership.  By doing so, we create a positive work environment and thereby attract and retain women attorneys.

Below are photos from recent WLI events:

Toledo WLI Wine Tasting Event
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Tampa WLI Networking Event
WLI Tampa Continental Jewelry

News Releases

01.16.2017Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Announces New Partners
12.15.2016Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick Accepting Diversity Scholarship Applications
12.09.2016Maria del Carmen Ramos Appointed to Latina Commission of the Hispanic National Bar Association
11.21.2016Shumaker to Sponsor Collaborative Exhibition Between The Mint Museum and The Toledo Museum of Art
08.23.2016Shumaker Attorney Works with Pasco County Citizens and Leaders to Re-establish Commission on the Status of Women
06.22.2016Jenifer A. Belt Recipient of Ohio LGBT Ally Award
06.08.2016Cheri A. Budzynski Sworn in as President of Toledo Women’s Bar Association
06.07.2016Mechelle Zarou Inducted as Fellow of Ohio State Bar Foundation
06.03.2016Mechelle Zarou Joins Welcome Toledo-Lucas County Steering Committee and Boards of LAWO/ABLE, and Arts Commission of Greater Toledo
05.26.2016Shumaker Welcomes Summer Associate Class of 2016
04.01.2016Shumaker Attorneys Co-Hosting Italian Interactive Dinner For Make-A-Wish
03.11.2016Cheri A. Budzynski Panelist at Ohio Diversity Council’s Toledo Women in Leadership Symposium
03.02.2016Erin Smith Aebel Hosts Tea Time for Fellow International Awardees
02.18.2016Erin Smith Aebel Earns International Client Service Accolade
11.30.2015Attorney Dana Drew Shaw’s Experience On and Off the Court a Slam Dunk for Shumaker
11.12.2015Christina Davidson Trimmer Joins Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
11.04.2015Monica Hernandez Johnson Joins Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick,LLP
10.27.2015Shumaker Hosts Pride Scholarship Reception
10.15.2015Yuliya V. Swaim Joins Sarasota Office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
10.09.2015Megan M. Stacy Joins Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
10.05.2015Rebecca E. Shope Recipient of 20 Under 40 Leadership Award
09.15.2015Michele Leo Hintson Appointed to Board of PACE Center for Girls - Pasco
08.17.2015Erin Smith Aebel to Speak at Women Leaders in Healthcare Law Conference
08.13.2015Mary Ellen Pisanelli Appointed to University of Toledo Board of Trustees
08.12.2015Cathleen E. O'Dowd Re-Elected to the Board of Directors of the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
08.10.2015Cathleen E. O'Dowd Reappointed to Tampa's Barrio Latino Commission and Named Vice-Chair
08.06.2015Suzette M. Marteny Named to Executive Committee of American Diabetes Association's Lakewood Ranch Tour de Cure
06.10.2015Erin M. McKenney Elected to Board of Directors of The Tampa Connection
06.10.2015Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Welcomes Summer Associate Class of 2015
06.04.2015Jennifer G. Roeper Reappointed to The Florida Bar Immigration & Nationality Board Certification Committee
06.03.2015Jennifer G. Roeper Appointed to Advisory Board for Metropolitan Ministries Pasco County
05.06.2015Maria del Carmen Ramos Selected to be a Part of Class III of The Florida Bar Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy
05.05.2015Robin L. Todd Recipient of 13th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Award
04.29.2015Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Partner Jennifer Compton Honored for Community Leadership
04.27.2015How Rebbecca Goodall Worked Her Way Up From Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Legal Assistant to Attorney
04.24.2015Maria del Carmen Ramos Appointed to Florida Bar Committee
04.13.2015Erin Smith Aebel Reappointed to Florida Bar Health Law Certification Committee
03.02.2015Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Serves as Counsel in $1.5 Billion Common Stock Offering
02.12.2015Cheri A. Budzynski Appointed to Ohio State Bar Association’s Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct Committee
02.12.2015Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attends Inclusion Summit
02.10.2015Dana Drew Shaw Joins Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
12.01.2014Neema Bell Featured in AALP Discipline Publication
09.30.2014Compton Elected Board President of Girls, Inc. of Sarasota County
09.24.2014Shumaker's Women's Leadership Initiative Hosts Networking Event and Supports Local Business
09.22.2014Rebecca E. Shope Appointed to Advisory Group for U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
09.17.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Serves as Sole Lead Counsel in $1.1 Billion Common Stock Offering; Shumaker Leads Two Largest Overnight Primary Common Stock Offerings in 2014
09.16.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Sponsors Toledo Women's Bar Association's Fall Kick-Off Luncheon
09.15.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Hosting Ohio Women's Bar Association CLE Seminar
09.09.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP to Host the Toledo Women's Bar Association's Salute to the Judiciary
09.04.2014Erin M. McKenney Accepted into Provisional Junior League Class for 2014-2015
08.25.2014Erin Smith Aebel Wins 2014 Businesswoman of the Year Award in Legal Services Category
08.22.2014Michele Leo Hintson Becomes Certified Circuit Court Mediator
07.30.2014Michele Leo Hintson Named Chair of Community Advisory Board of the Leadership Council of Junior League of Tampa
07.23.2014Erin Smith Aebel Finalist for 2014 Businesswoman of the Year Award
07.15.2014Maria del Carmen Ramos Selected to Latino American Who's Who
06.13/2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Welcomes Summer Associate Class of 2014
06.05.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Serves as Counsel in $1.0 Billion Common Stock Offering
06.05.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Recipient of TWBA Family Friendly Award
05.30.2014Cheri A. Budzynski Selected for Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation Leadership Institute Class of 2014-2015
05.12.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick Sponsors Chamber Women of Influence Luncheon
02.11.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Celebrates Philanthropic Efforts of Attorneys
11.13.2013Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP and Stetson Law Celebrate Diversity in the Legal Community on October 22, 2013
10.28.2013Jenifer A. Belt Recipient of “2013 Most Powerful and Influential Woman of Ohio” Award
10.23.2013Rebecca E. Shope Panelist at Heidelberg University’s Women’s Leadership Initiative Program
07.08.2013Kelly Zarzycki Andrews Joins Women Presidents' Organization
06.28.2013Vanessa Goodwin Named to Lawyers of Color's Hot List 2013
06.20.2013Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Recipient of Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum
06.06.2013Sharon M. Fulop Recipient of "Ohio Glass Ceiling Award"
01.23.2013Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Serves as Special Counsel in $3.4 Billion Real Estate Investment Trust Acquisition
09.28.2012Shumaker's Charlotte Office Recipient of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys' Award



Events and Presentations


For more information on our commitment to diversity and our policies and procedures, please contact Michele Leo Hintson or Rebecca E. Shope.