Earlier this month, the BBA Women’s Leadership & Advancement Forum kicked off its series of programs to equip young women with the skills needed to advance in the profession. Grit: The Secret of Advancement featured a panel of esteemed Massachusetts women lawyers who have used grit and growth mindset to advance their own success in the profession. Milana Hogan, who led the research behind the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession’s recently published book on this subject moderated the discussion. Panelists included Lisa Arrowood (Arrowood LLP), Judge Heidi Brieger (Superior Court), Jennifer Inker (Fidelity Investments), Karla Jarvis (The Rockport Company), Sarah Kim (MA Department of the State Treasurer), and Lauren Stiller Rikleen (Rikleen Institute of Strategic Leadership). The panel presentation was followed by break-out groups to discuss ways to handle challenging situations in the profession. These groups were facilitated by members of the Women’s Forum advisory committee. 70 attorneys from a variety of firms, in-house legal departments, and government were in attendance.