Lauren Stiller Rikleen, founder and president of the Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership, is a preeminent provider of training, speaking, and consulting services to professional services entities, businesses, and organizations seeking to create an engaged, diverse, and inclusive workforce.   


Through her speaking, training, consulting, and writing, she addresses such topics as strengthening multi-generational teams, women’s leadership and advancement, and minimizing the impact of unconscious bias. Learn more

Lauren Stiller Rikleen, workplace expert, consultant, speaker


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Lauren Stiller Rikleen was recently recognized by the American Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession with its prestigious Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award.
View the press release from the American Bar Association: Five women lawyers receive 2017 Margaret Brent Awards at ABA Annual Meeting
Watch the ABA video recognizing Lauren: Lauren Stiller Rikleen, 2017 Margaret Brent Awardee



Cuomo’s Defense: The Line Between Zealous Advocacy, Victim Shaming

Bloomberg Law

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s legal defense of allegations of sexual harassment by 11 women have followed an unfortunate pattern of victim shaming, states Lauren Stiller Rikleen, an attorney and consultant on workplace culture. She argues that while Cuomo, who announced he will resign, is entitled to a vigorous defense, his lawyer has engaged in tactics that cause workplace victims to endure harassment in silence.

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Simone Biles, teacher


The Boston Globe

No one could have predicted the stunning announcement that Simone Biles would remove herself from the Olympic team competition where she was expected to lead the USA gymnasts to a gold medal. No one, that is, except anyone paying attention to Biles’s own words over the past several years.

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"Lauren was the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Bar Association Gender Equality Committee Breakfast and spoke on the topic of on-going gender equality issues in the legal profession. Lauren’s presentation was particularly effective because she cited to recently conducted research among female attorneys to support the fact that female attorneys continue to experience sexual harassment, retaliation and bullying in law firms. Her examples provided the opportunity to discuss the role of workplace bias and to provide practical steps for individuals to take to be aware of and confront their biases. While this topic and the data continues to be disheartening for the legal profession, Lauren has an amazing ability to engage the audience, inject humor, and instill hope by empowering the listeners to make a difference. I highly recommend Lauren for speaking engagements on this and other topics relating to workplace culture and employee engagement, as her diligent research and analysis will help all businesses address inequality and create a more respectful, diverse, and inclusive environment."  

Beth A Deragon

 Attorney Beth A Deragon, Chair New Hampshire Bar Association Gender Equality Committee. 

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