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The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession created the Grit and Growth Mindset Project “to educate women lawyers about the science behind grit and growth mindset – two important traits many successful women lawyers have in common.” Grit and growth mindset, in turn, help to build resilience and confidence. When combined with a sense of purpose, authenticity and community, these traits help to keep women in the profession – even while we work to address the larger systemic challenges that threaten to deplete the number of women practicing law.

How This Works

The 21 Day Grit and Growth Mindset Challenge was created to help you develop and enhance your grit and growth mindset by consistently engaging in short, daily challenges: reading thought provoking articles, watching videos, reviewing case studies, and taking concrete, habit-forming actions. Do them on your own, or form a Grit Group to unpack the challenges and learnings together. Throughout the challenge and afterward, the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession’s Grit and Growth Mindset Project Toolkit is available for further resources and opportunities to engage and further build your grit and growth mindset muscles.