Ladder Down is coming back to Seattle in January 2017! MAMA Seattle is thrilled to be heading into its second year of hosting Ladder Down in Seattle, with priority access for MAMA Seattle members.
Applications are available here: Download Application
What is Ladder Down?
Ladder Down is an innovative, national program for women attorneys at all levels of practice to hone their leadership and business development skills. A year-long intensive program for up to 24 female attorneys, Ladder Down encourages women attorneys to "hold the Ladder Down" to help each other succeed through networking and cross-referrals. The program features workshops lead by nationally recognized career coaches who specialize in assisting women attorneys build a book of business and rise through corporate counsel ranks.
Through monthly training and small group accountability sessions, MAMA Seattle's 2015 Ladder Down participants focused on:
- Business Development Boot Camp: Four large-group sections guided by Marianne Trost (www.thewomenlawyerscoach.com) addressed developing and sustaining client relationships, increasing visibility, and improving self-advocacy in ways that are specifically geared for women lawyers.
- Leadership Training: In large group settings, experienced business consultant Lynn Moran (www.azc3.com) worked with participants to increase self-awareness, improve communication skills, and understand conflict resolution styles.
- Mentors and Champions: The program also focused on identifying mentors and champions, and the importance of "paying it forward."
- Small Group Sessions: Small group sessions supporting each monthly session were led by Marianne Trost and Lynn Moran. In these sessions, individual goals were established, implementation strategies designed, challenges discussed, and actions / successes tracked. The small group members provided each other with support, suggestions, and accountability.
The 2017 Ladder Down program schedule is listed to the right, and the 2017 Application link is above. Get your application in and join us for an exciting year in 2017!