NAWL Book Club Featuring Ladder Down
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    Type: Public
    Title: NAWL Book Club Featuring Ladder Down
    Group: NAWL Staff
    Owner: Kelsey Vuillemot [National Association of Women Lawyers]
    Start: Sep 26, 2017 02:00 PM America/Eastern
    End: Sep 26, 2017 03:00 PM America/Eastern
    Description: Join the National Association of Women Lawyers for our next Book Club!

    Featuring author Lauren Stiller Rikleen and moderator Lisa Passante, a NAWL Past President, in a telephonic discussion on "Ladder Down: Success Strategies For Lawyers From Women Who Will Be Hiring, Reviewing and Promoting You"

    2:00 PM ET | FREE

    Today, the path to success for lawyers is harder than ever. Excellence at one's craft is simply a baseline. Lawyers also face the challenges of maintaining and bringing in new clients, undertaking organizational leadership roles, participating in professional associations, and engaging in one's community. Each of these challenges can represent either tremendous opportunity or overwhelming stress. The goal is to meet these challenges with a sense of excitement at what the future holds. Ladder Down: Success Strategies For Lawyers From Women Who Will Be Hiring, Reviewing, and Promoting You offers lawyers and law students a guidepost for meeting the challenges of law practice with enthusiasm. It is written for women and men who seek a satisfying career in the law. In Ladder Down, author Lauren Stiller Rikleen offers an easy-to-read, hopeful, optimistic view of a profession that has been under siege. It reminds lawyers why they went to law school, and helps them reclaim their enthusiasm for practicing law. A unique feature of this book is that it contains advice from successful women practitioners around the globe. The advice works as much for men as it does for women, and covers such topics as: Developing a niche practice and understanding the link between your brand and your niche Developing leadership skills and using them to make a difference How to find and work with mentors and champions Rethinking the word networking Proven strategies for generating business Advocating on behalf of your accomplishments Work-Life Integration strategies and their connection to generational shifts taking place Reflections on a changing profession Ladder Down is the perfect resource for lawyers and law students who seek practical and accessible strategies for success in the legal profession.

    Lauren Stiller Rikleen is the President of the Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership where she conducts workshops, consults, and provides keynote presentations focusing on unconscious bias, strengthening intergenerational relationships in the workplace, and women’s leadership and advancement. She is the author of You Raised Us, Now Work With Us: Millennials, Career Success, and Building Strong Workplace Teams. Among her many honors, Ms. Rikleen was recently selected by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly to its Circle of Excellent, Top Women in Law, and was named by Public Media’s Next Avenue as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Aging. A former law firm equity partner, Ms. Rikleen has been listed in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers, and Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Ms. Rikleen is also a Visiting Scholar at the Boston College Center for Work & Family in the Carroll School of Management, and, among other publications, the author of Ending the Gauntlet: Removing Barriers to Women’s Success in the Law, and Success Strategies for Women Lawyers. She is interviewed frequently and has authored more than 150 articles for publications around the country.
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    Contact Name: Kelsey Vuillemot
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