Women In Law: A Full-Day Leadership & Business Development Workshop

A Full-Day Leadership & Business Development Workshop


  • 11 April, 2017
  • 09:00 - 16:30
  • 1601 Broadway, New York, NY, 10019, United States (View Map)

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Full Description

Apart from legal acumen, what skills are most critical to women attorneys’ success and advancement?

Most respond, “leadership and business development.” A continued focus on skills development is not a luxury. Rather, it's a necessity. Since time is always precious and each individual’s strengths and situation are unique, a "one size fits all" approach is ineffective. There are, however, gender issues that make it difficult for women be successful in their marketing and business development efforts. This program uncovers the secrets to a building and growing a practice for women lawyers.

This full-day workshop is designed to help female attorneys develop the skills and disciplines related to leadership and business development. We recruited the legal profession’s top leadership and business development gurus to create and facilitate an intense one-day workshop that includes a workbook of leadership and business development resources to help you implement your action plan after you leave the session.

We’ll explore how to develop personal leadership skills, starting with one’s mindset and attitude—how we react to change and how to lead and sustain change. We will discuss how to increase one’s resiliency and grit—two skills critical to success in today’s law firm environment. In the context of the law firm, we’ll look at how to be more persuasive, influential and how to expand your network internally and externally. Finally, we’ll discuss how to develop a  clear, compelling and challenging personal vision.

We will reveal the skills and tools that are most helpful to women building a book of business, from:

 improving communication skills

 learning how to adapt to other people’s communication style

 conducting effective business development meetings

 building an effective network

 filling your pipeline and developing a personal business development plan

The workshop is aimed at women attorneys who are preparing for partnership as well as those who are currently partners.

Top industry speakers

Catherine Alman MacDonagh

Catherine Alman MacDonagh, JD created Legal Lean Sigma® and is the founder of the Legal Lean Sigma Institute.  A former corporate counsel, Catherine is known for her thought leadership and first-to-market successes as a law firm marketing and business development executive. Now a highly rated instructor, speaker, and consultant, she works with law firms, legal departments and legal service providers to improve the way work is done, delivered and managed. She is focused on creating competitive advantages and organizational transformation through the development, planning, and implementation of innovative strategies, process improvement projects, and business development training and coaching programs. She is a Legal Lean Sigma Black Belt and a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

Mark Beese

Mark Beese is President of Leadership for Lawyers, a consultancy focused on helping lawyers become stronger leaders and business developers.  He is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and an inductee in the Legal Marketing Association Hall of Fame.