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Representative Engagements:


Upward Review Process in Large Law Firm

Developed an interview protocol and conducted in-person interviews of 100s of associates of a large firm in order to provide feedback to supervisors as well as information for the firm about associate morale, diversity issues and office- and practice-group-specific- feedback.  Prepared an extensive report to the firm about strengths and weaknesses of its diversity and inclusion efforts and areas for improvement.

Women’s Initiative of a Global Law Firm

Retained by firm management to provide strategic consultation to the firm’s recently created Women’s Initiative.  Worked with leadership to develop a multi-year strategic plan with buy-in from the highest levels of the firm’s leadership.

To date, activities have included:

  • Half-day Workshop on Leadership and Social Capital for the firm’s first Women’s Leadership Retreat
  • Ongoing coaching of Women’s Initiative leadership
  • Executive coaching for high-potential women partners
  • Work with Women’s Initiative leaders to create a Networking Circles program to facilitate cross-firm and cross-practice connections among the firm’s women partners.
  • Provide ongoing training to Networking Circle facilitators
  • Provide training on unconscious bias to firm’s associate evaluation committee
  • Advise on the development of an intranet for the firm’s women attorneys
  • Advise on business development programming
  • Advise on the creation of a process to address concerns about fair allocation of credit to women attorneys
  • Advise on the creation of a process to facilitate the inclusion of women attorneys in joint client development activities

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Ellen Ostrow, Ph.D., CMC

Rockville, MD
Phone: 844-818-9471

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