In 2016 ChIPs piloted shadow day programs for girls in three cities across the United States – San Francisco, Austin and DC.  The mission and purpose of these programs was simple: inspire the next generation to imagine their future as (A)dvocates, (L)eaders and (I)nnovators.  Today we collectively refer to these youth leadership programs as ALI (pronounced al-ee).

ALI program participants gain exposure to a diverse range of leaders, including those who charted their own courses in areas where women have historically been unrepresented. Participants visit courtrooms, classrooms, halls of government, law offices and campuses of innovative companies to interact with women who offer insights into their careers, personal stories, and strategies for success.

Future Programs

ChIPs ALI programs are open to high-school girls, from incoming sophomores to recently graduated seniors, who are interested in exploring a career in law. ChIPs ALI programs are managed by ChIPs Chapters. If you are interested in helping plan a program, please reach out to your local chapter by clicking here.

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I feel that I have gained a greater understanding of the legal system and IP and am now considering a career in either of these fields. You and the other women we talked to inspire me to work and follow my dreams.


Previous Programs