Beverly Hedrick

Beverly Hedrick, president and founder of the Women Lawyers Alliance, has 25 years of experience helping professional services providers grow their practices. She began her career working with physicians and hospitals and for the past 14 years she has worked exclusively with lawyers and law firms.

From 1997 to 2008 Beverly was the director of business development at a medium-sized Nashville-based law firm, during which time she developed a keen understanding of the pressures lawyers face while trying to practice law, develop business and balance life/work issues. While at the firm she logged many hours coaching the firm’s top rainmakers and became the “go-to” person for the firm’s most successful lawyers. During that time she became interested in, and began to research and study, the issues facing women in the private practice of law in particular.

In 2008 she left her "in-house" position and became a partner in a consulting firm and in 2009 she founded the Women Lawyers Alliance which has become the premier referral and social media network for highly rated women partners in law firms throughout the United States and Canada. Today, she devotes much of her time supporting and nurturing the careers of women attorneys by providing a strong referral network, business development coaching and training, CLE conferences and networking opportunities for members of the WLA.

Beverly continues to coach lawyers on business development techniques and frequently speaks at women’s conferences and workshops on topics ranging from business development to social media marketing. She also has been a guest lecturer at Vanderbilt University School of Law.

She is active in her community by serving on various non-profit boards. She currently serves on the board of the Nashville chapter of the YWCA. After serving as chair of the YWCA’s Development Committee for two years, she now serves on the Racial Justice Committee.

Beverly grew up in Denver, Colorado and attended Colorado State University majoring in Psychology and Communications. She now makes Nashville, Tennessee her home.