For Women in Law


Resolved on empowering #womeninlaw through mentorship, career guidance and legal education. “When you learn, teach” – Maya Angelou There’s nothing more fulfilling than seeing something you build come to life. Passing the baton, sharing the wisdom ❤ . FWIL Mentorship March session | we were joined by Disebo Surname and Hervine Muya as guest mentors. […]


The career guidance in our purpose statement stands for exploring non-traditional legal career paths. I had the privilege of being invited by Varsity College as guest lecturer to speak to law students on a topic that I’ve been intentional about on this platform – The diverse career paths a law degree can unlock. Through FWIL, […]

International Women’s Day 2024

I spent International women’s day at the Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit & Award Gala 2024. How inspiring is it to know that this event initially started as a gathering of a hundred women in a small ballroom in Johannesburg in 2015 and it has since grown into a highly anticipated annual summit that […]


We had our introduction session for the 2024 mentorship program in January, wherein the mentees and the mentors got to know each other, we discussed our plans for the year and did a vision board exercise. Special thank you to Victoria & Manoko who joined us as guest mentors. Victoria Mthimunye is an attorney, conveyancer […]


I had the pleasure of being featured on Khensani Claudia’s Re-envision Wholeness platform where we spoke about For Women in Law and my passion for mentorship. Our conversation also covered some of the concerns I have about the legal profession and what wholesomeness means to me. Re-envision Wholeness is a community-based platform that aims to […]


Hi ladies! Applications for our next 6-months mentorship programme will be open from 4 December 2023 to 22 December 2023. Those interested in joining the programme should send an email to Subject line: FWIL Mentorship 2024 (1). Requirements: Must be a final year law student; must be based in PTA/JHB; your email must include […]

About – FWIL Mentorship Programme

In 2021 we introduced our online mentorship programme with 154 Mentees and 12 Mentors. This year we have 83 mentees and 20 mentors. The mentorship programme is a 6 months programme for law students and law graduates residing in Pretoria and Johannesburg..  the first intake take place between January and June, and the second intake takes place between July […]

The Good, The Bad and The Pandemic: Surviving Articles During COVID

New must read on Without Prejudice. The Good, The Bad and The Pandemic: Surviving Articles During COVID. This article was written by FWIL contributor, Disebo Leokaoke. Disebo holds an LLB from the University of Johannesburg and is a candidate attorney at Lawtons Africa. She is also a mentor on our mentorship program for 2021. Visit […]

The Black Girl’s Guide To Corporate South Africa

Navigating Corporate South Africa After reading  “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg, one can undoubtedly give credit to her work and how it underpins some universal hardships faced by women in the workplace; these being  imposter syndrome, pay gap and sexism,  and because these are universal experiences her recommendations on how women can “lean in” in […]

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