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The Grit Project: True Grit and a Growth Mindset

March 15, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

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The Grit Project: True Grit and a Growth Mindset

PRESENTED BY: Katherine Larkin-Wong

The Grit Project is an initiative of the ABA’s Commission on Women in the Profession and Ms. JD. The project educates women lawyers about the science behind grit and growth mindset – two important traits that many successful women lawyers have in common. By providing the tools of assess and learn these traits, the Grit Project enhances the effectiveness as well as the retention and promotion of women lawyers.

During this session students will learn the science behind Grit and Growth Mindset and gain tools to enhance these factors in their personal and professional lives. Students will participate in several scenarios in which they will learn how to use Grit and Growth Mindset to move forward when challenged in law school and in a professional environment.

Katherine Larkin-Wong is an associate at Latham & Watkins in San Francisco and has dedicated a substantial amount of her time towards worthy organizations including the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, Gender Equity Task Force and Commission on Women in the Profession. Most recently, she was an Advisor to the winning team in Diversity Lab’s Women in Law Hackathon, a collaboration of partners from 54 law firms to generate innovative ideas to enhance the retention and advancement of women in law firms. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Associates Committee, the First District Appellate Project and Ms. JD. From 2011-2016, Ms. Larkin-Wong was the second President of Ms. JD, a unique national nonprofit that supports aspiring and early-career women lawyers. 

Ms. Larkin-Wong is a frequent speaker and writer and has been featured in Forbes Woman, The Glass Hammer, The American Bar Association's Woman Advocate, The National Journal, AmLaw Daily and Today’s Chicago Woman. She is regularly invited to speak at national conferences including the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting, The University of Texas Center for Women in the Law’s Women in Power Summit and the National Association of Women Lawyers Annual Meeting.

Women Lawyers Journal - Grit ToolKit

UCLA Law Students, Faculty and Staff welcome.
Lunch will be served, so please RSVP through MyLaw.


March 15, 2017
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm


UCLA School of Law, Room 1457
385 Charles E. Young Dr. East, Los Angeles, 90095-1476
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