The Gender Equity Initiatives were created in 2018 as part of the Law School’s efforts to support the professional and educational development of our alumni throughout their careers.

Kit Chaskin

Kit Chaskin is the director of the Law School’s Gender Equity Initiatives. Chaskin has 28 years of experience practicing law. Prior to joining Northwestern, Chaskin was a partner at Reed Smith in Chicago, where she was also the Global Director of the Women’s Initiative Network. In that role, Chaskin led her team in creating innovative structures, processes and programs that closed the representation gap between female and male associates. She also pioneered promotion processes designed to eliminate unconscious bias and helped increase the number of women promoted to partner.