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10-Year Anniversary of the Grit and Growth Mindset Project: Summit for Law Firm and In-House Leaders

September 10, 2024 | Morrison Foerster New York

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Gritty Teams

Leveraging Grit and Growth Mindset to Drive Team Success Webinar

This webinar will present the new Commission on Women in the Profession Grit research, Leveraging Grit and Growth Mindset to Drive Team Success, which focuses on understanding the impact of a grit and growth mindset on overall team performance, engagement, morale, and firm/organizational culture and identify how best to build, nurture, and sustain gritty, growth mindset-oriented teams.

Watch the video recording - on Youtube

The Gritty Teams Report

Leveraging Grit and Growth Mindset to Drive Team Success - This new Commission on Women report builds upon the original Grit and Growth Mindset research. It focuses on steps that team leaders and members can take to increase a gritty, growth mindset. Research has shown that team experiences greatly influence job satisfaction, and adopting gritty and growth mindset-oriented behaviors on teams can reduce the number of negative experiences and increase team experiences. Given the challenges posed by the Great Resignation, where women lawyers left jobs in droves, we are confident that this report will be quite educational and valuable.


Toolkit - Facilitator Guide & Scenarios

21 Day Grit and Growth Mindset Project

We invite you to participate in a 21 day challenge composed of short daily activities that will help you to build your knowledge of these concepts and acquire tools to develop grit and a growth mindset-orientation.

Check Out - The 21 Day Challenge

Grit, Growth, and the Pandemic

These thought-provoking new scenarios will guide you in using grit and growth mindset to grow your legal career while staying sane in the world of COVID-19.

Check out - new scenarios

The Grit and Growth Mindset Toolkit

Achieve Professional Success

The Toolkit is the first step in a series of projects that the Commission on Women is implementing to educate women lawyers on the power of these important traits. Perfect for hosting programs at your school, firm, bar association, or other organization, the online Toolkit includes the resources below.


One of the Commission's signature projects, initially developed in 2014, is the Grit and Growth Mindset Project. Discover why this toolkit was developed and how to use it.

Welcome Letter

Toolkit - brochure

Planning the Program

Sample conference agendas for a 1-, 1 1/2-, or 2-hour program. Includes format, sequence of presentations, and segment options. Also customizable slides with talking points to use for programming and discussion.

Power Point

Sample - agendas

Program Materials

Links to the grit and mindset tests for program participants.

Growth Mindset

Grit - test

Discussion Resources

Program participants can read and discuss these scenarios that regularly come up for women lawyers.

Guides for

Written - scenarios

Marketing Your Program

You might need to exercise your own grit when promoting your program! Make sure to ask yourself these four questions before planning your event, and get the word out on social media.

Social Media

Four - questions

Use Permissions

The Grit and Growth Mindset Project Toolkit was designed for organizations to use as a program-in-a-box, free of charge. Put the following language on your materials: "©2014 by the American Bar Association. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any or portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association."

Got Questions?

Email our program specialist, Madeline Amonick, at [email protected] for more information!

Love This Toolkit?

The Commission on Women in the Profession provides our program toolkits free of charge. If our materials were useful to you, please consider donating to the Fund for Justice and Education (FJE) and designating the Commission as the recipient. Thank you!

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Did you use this toolkit?

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About the Project

The Grit and Growth Mindset Project educates women lawyers about the science behind grit and growth mindset - two essential traits that many successful women lawyers have in common. By providing the tools to assess and learn these traits, the Grit Project enhances the effectiveness as well as the retention and promotion of women lawyers.

Video Scenario Library

Would you prefer to present the scenarios in this toolkit as videos rather than written discussion tools? Use our video library! We have videos depicting a billing credit dispute, struggling with your workload, the job search, and bullying in a deposition.

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Upcoming Events

Where can you attend a Grit and Growth Mindset Project event? Visit our Events page and see opportunities across the country. Don't forget you can host your event with the toolkit resources above.