BANG Celebrates First Birthday with Hollister Institute, banava, and Major, Lindsey & Africa

On December 16, 2016, BANG celebrated its first year in operation with a festive holiday party. The event, which prominently featured pizza and beer pong, was held at Hollister Institute and was sponsored by banava and Major, Lindsey & Africa

Indeed, BANG had a lot to celebrate. In its first year, BANG has successfully:

  • Expanded its membership from 8 to 50+ attorneys, representing 35+ firms, companies, and governmental entities;

  • Organized 12 months of programming including roundtable discussions, trainings, and social events;

  • Visited 9 Boston law firms;

  • Saw 1/3 of its membership become Super Lawyers' "Rising Stars"

  • Facilitated successful client referrals;

  • Supported its members in their professionals, personal, and philanthropic endeavors; and

  • Attended one Red Sox game! 

And BANG could not have done it without its core membership. BANG members have helped to put BANG on the map and, in turn, BANG is committed to helping its members to continue to grow personally and professionally. Looking forward to year two, BANG has some exciting plans on the horizon, including:

  • Increased community involvement;

  • More social events, especially with other organizations;

  • Trainings; and

  • Continued in-person networking.

A word from our holiday party sponsors:

Major, Lindsey & Africa: Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa is the world’s largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. If you are interested in learning more about recruiting, feel free to reach out to Andrew Glynn at or 617-603-3539

Hollister Institute: The Hollister Institute provides leadership trainings in Corporate America, with a foothold in the accounting industry. Their programs provide a unique mix of practical, theoretical, and experiential exercises to help individuals and teams make more confident decisions, experience clearer focus, and communicate more effectively. Excellence Unbound, the Institute's hallmark program, is a two-day leadership initiative designed to maximize personal and professional potential.

Banava Consulting: Banava operates at the intersection of management consulting and coaching in working with professional services firms to determine their marketing, business development, and internal training needs, and then creating and implementing strategies to fuel sustainable growth. Anusia Gillespie, Founder and Principal at Banava, also provides business development and transition services for individual professionals, and conducts seminars and speaks on topics related to promoting the success of women attorneys, business development and branding, effective communication, and incentivizing millennials in the multigenerational firm. Web: