2019 Ladder Down – Seattle Program Schedule
(Dates/times subject to change)

Friday, January 11th
Welcome Reception

Saturday, January 12th
Leadership Development – Part 1

Saturday, February 9th
Leadership Development – Part 2

Saturday, March 16th
Small Group Meeting with Lynn Moral

Friday, April 5th
Panel Presentation:
Prominent Women Rainmakers Share Secrets to Success

Saturday, May 11th
Business and Career Development – Part 1

Friday, June 21st
Business and Career Development Small Group Session  #1

Saturday, June 22nd Business and Career Development – Part 2

Friday, July 12th
Panel Presentation:
Corporate Counsel Decision Makers Share how to Earn and Keep Their Business and Succeed In-House

Friday, August 9th
Panel Presentation:
Firm Leaders Share Tips to Success

Friday, August 16th
Business and Career Development Small Group Session #2

Friday, September 13th
Business and Career Development Small Group Session #3

Saturday, September 14th
Business and Career Development – Part 3

Saturday, October 12th
Wisdom from the Bench:
The Judicial Perspective

Friday, November 8th
Business and Career Development Small Group
Session #4

Saturday, November 9th
Business and Career
Development – Part 4

Thursday, December 5thGraduation

Ladder Down

MAMAs is proud to co-sponsor the Ladder Down program, a year-long business development and leadership training program for select participants. Accepted participants commit to a one-year program in which they will discover their strengths, hone their self-advancement skills, and make important career connections through large and small group sessions and panel presentations led by a combination of experienced coaches/faculty, attorneys, and judges in the Seattle community. The program is open to women from all practice areas and experience levels, including in-house lawyers, government lawyers, and lawyers in private practice.

Applications are due December 1st. The program begins in January each year and runs for 12 months. Tuition is $1500. Partial scholarships may be available to MAMAs members based on need and availability.

Applications are available here: Download Application

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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 approximately 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. The program is co-sponsored by FDCC and is open to all practice groups.

Through monthly training and small group accountability sessions, MAMA Seattle's FDCC Ladder Down participants focus on:

The FDCC Ladder Down program schedule is listed to the right, and the application link is above. We welcome all MAMAs members to apply for an exciting year of making connections while enhancing your business development and leadership skills!

Questions? E-mail .