Read, Share, Grow, and Connect: Facilitated Group Discussion Series for Women Lawyers

Has Lean In gone unread on your book list for too long? Would you like to capitalize on (instead of struggle against) the generational differences you see in the workplace? Are you looking to connect with other women in the law to develop professionally in a supportive environment? Are you eager to have an impact as a mentor, and/or do you seek mentorship and guidance from other women in the law?

If you answered, "Yes!" to any of these questions, this may be your type of book club!

Diversity and leadership consultancy GenLead is partnering with Ms. JD to offer this special opportunity for professional and leadership development, networking, and mutual mentorship. A small group of women in the law of varying generations and from varying employers/law schools will be selected to participate in a series of professionally-facilitated meetings to work through Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In. Participants will be encouraged to share their candid perspectives on the book and explain how their real-world experiences have shaped their views. This story-sharing will allow participants to better understand one another, including their unique generational perspectives and traits, in ways that can improve participants’ professional fulfillment and the success of their organizations, as well as create meaningful and lasting bonds among women in our profession.

This group will meet five times over the course of the spring/summer season. Meetings will be for one hour each at noon at a San Francisco Financial District location.

Participants will be invited (although not required) to share their reflections on the discussion group (in deference to confidentiality ground rules) via a blog post or webcast to be published by Ms. JD and GenLead.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the following quick and easy application at the below link by March 18:


Neha Sampat is founder, consultant, and coach at GenLead, where she focuses on diversity, leadership, and professional development. She received her JD from UC Berkeley School of Law, after which she practiced technology licensing and education law and later served as Dean of Students and Adjunct Professor of Law & Leadership at Golden Gate University. She brings to GenLead vast experience supporting and supervising thousands of diverse students and staff and also successfully collaborating with stakeholders of varying backgrounds.

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