Western North Carolina Women Attorneys (WNC)



Serving: Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood,  Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey Counties. 


2016 Board of Directors

President: Heather Parlier

Vice President: Ana Prendergast

Secretary: Elizabeth Newman

Treasurer: Mindy Fisher


About Our Chapter

Our chapter is comprised of a diverse group of women attorneys, including litigators, mediators, prosecutors, public defenders, partners in large firms, and solo practioners. We have common goals, including promoting women in our profession and encouraging each other in our practices.

Meetings and Events

On June 2nd, the Western Chapter of the NCAWA will celebrate 24 women who have achieved 25 years in the practice of law in NC, and will present the 2016 Themis Award to Attorney and NCAWA Member, Leah Broker, for her accomplishments in furtherance of the status of women in the legal profession. All NCAWA members are invited to join us in Asheville for this biannual event. Access more information here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-of-wisdom-celebration-tickets-24601198848

Our lunch meetings are on the third Wednesday of every month and we currently hold them at Pack’s Tavern in Asheville. We just had a spring happy hour a few weeks ago and our next one will be in August (date to be determined).

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The North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys (NCAWA) is the organization where women lawyers in North Carolina come together to build important personal and professional relationships. The NCAWA is about women helping women. When you join the NCAWA, you can expect leadership opportunities, rewarding work on our committees, a networking forum for business development, and more.  

Mission Statement

NCAWA's mission is to promote the participation of women in the legal profession and advance the rights and welfare of women under the law.