2018 FDCC Ladder Down – Seattle Program Schedule
(Dates/times subject to change)

January 19
Kickoff Reception
5:30 – 7:30 pm

January 20
Leadership Development – Part 1
8:30 – 11:30 am

February 10
Leadership Development – Part 2
8:30 – 11:30 am

March 17
Small Group Sessions
(in person, 1 hour)

April 28
Rainmaking – Part 1
8:30 – 11:30 am

May 18
Panel 1: Women Rainmakers
1.5 hours, time TBD

June 15
Small Group Sessions
(in person, 1 hour)

June 16
Rainmaking – Part 2
8:30 – 11:30 am

July 13
Panel 2: In House Counsel (clients)
1.5 hours, time TBD

July 27
Small Group Sessions
(on phone, 1 hour)

August 17
Panel 4: Male Perspective
1.5 hours, time TBD

September 14
Small Group Sessions
(in person, 1 hour)

September 15
Rainmaking – Part 3
8:30 – 11:30 am

October 13
Panel 3: Judicial ("Wisdom from the Bench")
1.5 hours, time TBD

November 9
Small Group Sessions
(in person, 1 hour)

November 10
Rainmaking – Part 4
8:30 – 11:30 am

December 6
Graduation Reception
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Ladder Down

MAMAs is proud to co-sponsor the FDCC Ladder Down program, a year-long business development and leadership training program for select participants. Accepted participants commit to a one-year program in which they will discover their strengths, hone their self-advancement skills, and make important career connections through large and small group sessions and panel presentations led by a combination of experienced coaches/faculty, attorneys, and judges in the Seattle community. The program is open to women from all practice areas and experience levels, including in-house lawyers, government lawyers, and lawyers in private practice.

Applications are due December 1st. The program begins in January each year and runs for 12 months. Tuition is $1000. Partial scholarships may be available to MAMAs members based on need and availability.

Applications are available here: Download Application

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What is Ladder Down?

FDCC Ladder Down is an innovative, national program for women attorneys at all levels of practice to hone their leadership and business development skills. A year-long intensive program for up to 24 female attorneys, FDCC Ladder Down encourages women attorneys to "hold the Ladder Down" to help each other succeed through networking and cross-referrals. The program features workshops lead by nationally recognized career coaches who specialize in assisting women attorneys build a book of business and rise through corporate counsel ranks.

Through monthly training and small group accountability sessions, MAMA Seattle's FDCC Ladder Down participants focus on:

The FDCC Ladder Down program schedule is listed to the right, and the application link is above. We welcome all MAMAs members to apply for an exciting year of making connections while enhancing your business development and leadership skills!

Questions? E-mail .