This Fall, Anusia Gillespie, BANG Member and Principal at Banava Consulting, will be leading a series of seminars and workshops focusing on effective communication, navigating the multi-generational law firm, and personal branding. This series will supplement Banava's core offering, an intensive six-month program for attorneys seeking to bolster their presence and effectively engage their target audiences (e.g., potential employers, potential clients).

On the November agenda:

  • November 15, Anusia will be interviewed by Radio Entrepreneurs' Legal Section. 
  • November 16, Anusia will speak at the Massachusetts Legal Recruiting Association (MALRA), providing insight on engaging junior associates, incentivizing attorneys to stay at firms longer, and tackling the growing culture clash between Boomers and Millennials.
  • November 17, Anusia will hold her next Attorney Branding Workshop with the Women's Bar Association (WBA).
  • Anusia has also been engaged to speak for AT&T, The Boston Globe, and the faculty at MIT on such topics as branding, mindfulness, and effective communication.

In addition to its six-month attorney branding program, Banava is in the midst of launching several new initiatives and collaborations. A strong advocate for women, Anusia has already begun to brainstorm with Boston law firms on how to increase their retention rate of female attorneys and, more generally, help associates to derive deeper satisfaction from their work. Based on her conversations with both law firm management and associates, Anusia will be identifying and reporting key issues related to career growth and best practices for supporting rising attorneys. With permission, such information will be synthesized and published in Banava's weekly newsletter, which has already been described as "Cosmo for lawyers."