Women's Leadership Committee

Pashman Stein Walder Hayden’s Women’s Leadership Committee is dedicated to assisting our women attorneys advance their careers and achieve their goals, both inside and outside of Pashman Stein Walder Hayden. The Committee includes women partners, of counsel, counsel, and associates, and aspires to not only raise awareness of issues specific to our women attorneys, but also to be part of the solution to address those issues. Through communication, programming, mentoring, business development, and community involvement we endeavor to create opportunities for our women attorneys to flourish in their professions and lives.

“Our Women’s Leadership Committee members are committed to creating a culture that inspires women attorneys to develop as leaders, both in their profession and personal lives,” said Naomi Becker Collier, partner and Chair of the Women’s Leadership Committee.

The Women’s Leadership Committee holds a monthly luncheon program designed for our women attorneys to meet on a regular basis and engage in meaningful discussion on topics such as supporting individual business development initiatives, collaborating in a positive and supportive way, sharing successes and challenges, and working together to advance women in the career of law. Prior programs have included discussions about financial planning, mental health, and professional advancement.

In addition, the Women’s Leadership Committee proudly supports, through volunteering time and resources, several community organizations and events that encourage and advance the value of women in business, including the following:

  • Women Lawyers in Bergen
  • Women’s Rights Information Center
  • The Center for Hope and Safety

Naomi Becker Collier – Chair
Dawn Attwood – Parenting Sub-Committee Leader
The Honorable Ellen L. Koblitz (Ret.) – Mentoring Sub-Committee Leader
Tracy Julian – Internal Affairs Sub-Committee Leader
The Honorable Ronny Jo Siegal (Ret.) – Community Outreach Sub-Committee Leader


Donation Drive for Victims of Domestic Violence and their Families
October 2020
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Community Outreach Subcommittee partnered with the Women’s Rights Information Center (WRIC) in Englewood, New Jersey to collect donations for victims of domestic violence and their families.

Virtual Event: Cocktails and Conversations - Adjusting to the New Normal
October 29, 2020
Via Zoom
Pashman Stein Walder Hayden's Women Leadership Committee hosted an inspiring virtual discussion with our attorneys as they shared insights on practicing law during the pandemic. Also featuring Kathryn A. Dixon, MSW, LMSW, LCSW.

CLE Program: How Women Lawyers Can Use Grit to Bring Success
September 20, 2019
A one credit CLE on how women lawyers can use grit to bring success, this CLE covered scenarios women attorneys face including career advancement, workload demands, and fair treatment.

Networking Event: An Evening with Senator Loretta Weinberg
May 21, 2019
We were honored to welcome New Jersey Senate Majority Leader, Senator Loretta Weinberg, as a distinguished guest speaker. Senator Weinberg offered remarks on her advocacy for women, families, healthcare, LGBT rights, and the State of New Jersey, and shared her experiences of service.

In the News

Top Women in Law 2020 – Highlighting Hon. Ronny Jo Siegal (Ret.)
New Jersey Law Journal
October 2020 

'An Ongoing Dialogue About How You Get It Done': Work-Life Choices Still in Forefront
New Jersey Law Journal
April 2019

Women’s Initiatives Create Opportunity and Benefits in Law Firms
Law Journal Newsletter
December 2018