Summit Professional Networks, a b-to-b media company serving the insurance, finance and legal markets, has launched a new channel aimed at women in law.

The new site,, short for Women, Influence & Power Network, will exist as a channel within SPN’s main legal brand Inside Counsel.

The site will support the WIPL Network, which launched as a foundation in 2012 to further the advancement of women in the legal field through a series of events.

Featured on the site is a tool called 5/165 PowerTron, which tracks general counsel appointments and the percentage of female general counsel in Fortune 500 companies.
The brand is also launching a new weekly newsletter for the WIPL Network. 

"Women in the legal industry are well-positioned for advancement with a confluence of factors impacting this trend," says Inside Counsel editor-in-chief Erin Harrison in a statement. "The WIPL digital portal will stay on top of the latest issues, tracing the most critical and timely developments impacting women in the legal field."