Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Anne Brafford is the Chairperson of the American Bar Association LawPractice Division’s Attorney Well-Being Committee and recently was appointed toABA President Hilary Bass’ Working Group on Lawyer Well-Being. Anne also is amember of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being and served as theEditor-in-Chief of the Task Force’s 2017 report titled “The Path to LawyerWell-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change.”
Anne is the founder ofAspire, an educational and consulting firm for the legal profession (www.aspire.legal). In 2014, Anne left her job as an equity partner at Morgan,Lewis, & Bockius LLP after 18 years of practice to focus on thriving in thelegal profession. Anne has a Master’s degree in Applied PositivePsychology (MAPP) from the University of Pennsylvania and now is earning aPh.D. in positive organizational psychology at Claremont Graduate University(CGU). Anne’s research focuses on lawyer thriving and includes topics likepositive leadership, work engagement, meaningful work, motivation, andretention of women lawyers. She also is an Assistant Instructor in the MAPPprogram for Dr. Martin Seligman and, for 2 years, was a Teaching Assistant atCGU for Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi--the co-founders of positivepsychology. She is the author of a new book published in November 2017 bythe American Bar Association called “Positive Professionals: Creating High-Performing, Profitable FirmsThrough the Science of Engagement,” which provides practical,science-backed advice on boosting work engagement and avoiding burnout in lawfirms.
For almost three decades Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP has been a pioneer with her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success. She is recognized as one of the world’s leading positive psychology experts on this research and how it can be applied to one’s life for maximum transformation and growth.
Caroline is the author of seven books including Positively Caroline, My Name is Caroline, Creating Your Best Life and Getting Grit. Live Happy Magazine named Creating Your Best Life one of the top ten goalsetting books ever published and Getting Grit one of the ten books that will change your life in 2017.
She has been featured in hundreds of magazines, newspapers and other media around the world including BBC World News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, U.S. News &World Report, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR and CNN.
Caroline’s TEDx Talk on grit, “The Moments That Make Champions,” has received great reviews. Caroline works with clients around the world including: Booz Allen, Young Presidents’ Organization, Morgan Stanley, WorkHuman, lululemon, Harvard Law School, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co, The Wharton School/UPENN, Swisse Wellness, RE/MAX and the Canadian Positive Psychology Association.
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Milana L. Hogan is the chief legal recruiting and professional development officer at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. In this role, Dr. Hogan runs the firm’s professional development and legal recruiting functions. She has responsibility for the firm's formal assignment systems, partner-led associate mentoring programs, upward and downward lawyer performance evaluations, and formal training and CLE programs. In addition, she works with firm leadership to oversee the firm's worldwide recruiting efforts across 13 offices around the globe. Dr. Hogan is an active member of the National Association for Law Placement and is the vice chair of the Professional Development Consortium. She also serves as a liaison to the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession and is the co-chair of the Commission's Grit Project.
Dr. Hogan received her B.A. in political science from Brown University, and she holds a doctor of education (Ed.D.) from the University of Pennsylvania. While at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Hogan had the good fortune to learn about grit from Dr. Angela Duckworth. She then learned of Dr. Carol Dweck and her exciting work on growth mindset. Dr. Hogan eventually went on to write her dissertation on the ways in which these two traits impact female success in the nation' largest law firms, and it was this "frst round" of research that ultimately inspired the present research effort.
Dr. Hogan lives in New Canaan, Connecticut, with her husband, Phil, and their four young children (ages six and under). She remains committed to using a gritty, growth mindset–oriented approach to find practical, solution-driven ways to advance women in the practice of law. She is thrilled to share these findings with others in the legal profession.