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BBA: GRIT - The Secret of Advancement

  • Boston Bar Association 16 Beacon Street Boston, MA, 02108 United States (map)

GRIT : The Secret of Advancement

Two of the common characteristics of highly successful women lawyers are Grit and Growth Mindset. Research show that these traits can be learned. Grit is defined as "perseverance and passion for long term goals" and teamed with a Growth Mindset – the view that one’s abilities can be developed - have been identified as important tools that aid highly successful women attorneys in handling challenging situations in the practice of law. Join Milana L. Hogan, Ed.D, the author of Grit, The Secret to Advancement (a book recently published by the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession) and a panel of esteemed Massachusetts Women Lawyers who have used Grit and Growth Mindset to advance their own success in the profession. The panel presentation will be followed by break-out groups and a facilitated discussion in small groups on how to handle challenging situations in the profession. A reception will follow.



Moderator: Maureen Mulligan, Peabody & Arnold LLP

Panel Members:

Lisa Arrowood, Arrowood LLP
Honorable Heidi Brieger, Massachusetts Superior Court
Milana Hogan, Ed. D., Author Grit, The Secret to Advancement
Jennifer Inker, Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel. Fidelity
Karla Jarvis, Vice President & General Counsel, The Rockport Group
Lauren Rikleen, Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership
Sarah Kim, General Counsel to the Treasurer and Receiver General of Massachusetts

Earlier Event: October 24
BBA: Brand Yourself