Spencer Fane attorney Julia Vander Weele was recently selected for inclusion to Ingram’s Magazine 2021 Class of Women Executives Kansas City (WeKC). This honor recognizes “high-achieving” women who hold professional leadership roles.
The 2021 edition is the 20th anniversary of WeKC, recognizing women in the Kansas City area for their leadership, accomplishments, dedication to inspiring others, and contributions to their organizations. Serving as the Office Managing Partner of the firm’s Kansas City office, Julia embodies WeKC’s mission as both a committed leader and an accomplished attorney in employer health and welfare plans and retirement plans matters.
When discussing the opportunities for women in the legal field, Julia noted that “the legal sector is still being challenged to address the effects of implicit bias. We have more young women than ever in associate roles, but we need to closely examine the ways in which work assignments and development opportunities are being provided to ensure that all of our young professionals have the same opportunities for leadership roles and business development.”
To read Julia’s profile in Ingram’s Magazine, please click here.