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"I am MWL" Initiative


In an effort to recognize the diversity of MWL's membership, MWL President Kendra Brodin has launched the "I am MWL" initiative. Over the coming year, members will share their MWL story by describing their involvement with the association and what value MWL has provided to them, both professionally and personally.   


All MWL members are invited to participate. Participants will be featured weekly in MWL Happenings and on this webpage. Submission requests include: your photo, 2-3 sentences sharing your MWL story, and a link to your professional bio or website. If you are interested in being profiled, please contact MWL Executive Director Debra Pexa (

Profile: October 12, 2017
Shannon Harmon
2017-18 MWL President-Elect

hover textAs a public sector attorney in downtown St. Paul, MWL has ensured that I don’t limit my professional life to those within walking distance of Mears Park. Since joining MWL as a law student in about 2004, I have actively engaged with the organization in a variety of roles, including as a board member, taskforce member, committee co-chair, Foundation president, and an attendee at various events such as the knitting group, book club, and Wahl Lecture. From teaching me practical skills like how to lead effective meetings to allowing me unique opportunities to help start a foundation or a knitting group, the women of MWL have provided me with confidence, encouragement, and sanctuary. 

Profile: September 28, 2017

Kendra Brodin
2017-18 MWL President

hover text"My 'alternative' career has included small firm practice, non-profit management, coaching and consulting, law school career services, recruiting, and large firm business and professional development. As a lawyer with a varied, non-traditional path, one of the greatest gifts I’ve received through my involvement with MWL is the opportunity to connect with so many amazing and interesting women attorneys that I never would have otherwise met. They have become mentors, colleagues, and – best of all – friends."  

Learn more about Kendra.


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