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The Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership differentiates itself through its customized, innovative, and research-based approach. Founder and president Lauren Stiller Rikleen launched the Rikleen Institute with a commitment to help each client develop stronger workplaces by expanding the pool of future leaders and creating an inclusive environment that is responsive to changing demographics and a changed economy.  


Lauren is a nationally recognized expert on developing a thriving, diverse and multi-generational workforce. Through her speaking, training, consulting, and writing, she addresses such topics as strengthening multi-generational teams, women’s leadership and advancement, and implementing strategies to minimize the impact of unconscious bias.

Lauren’s sophisticated and customized presentations, training programs, and consulting services offer practical strategies for:

  • Building successful relationships and productive teams within a multigenerational workforce;

  • Developing a diverse, respectful, and inclusive workplace culture;

  • Minimizing the impact of unconscious bias, particularly in the assignment and performance evaluation processes; and

  • Enhancing career navigation skills and developing the next generation of leadership.

Lauren is recognized and sought-after for her nuanced insights, gentle humor, and passionate commitment to her work. 

Lauren’s newest book is Her Honor: Stories of Challenge and Triumph from Women Judges.

Lauren is also the author of:

The Shield of Silence: How Power Perpetuates a Culture of Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace.

Ladder Down: Success Strategies For Lawyers From Women Who Will Be Hiring, Reviewing, And Promoting You

You Raised Us. Now Work With Us - Millennials, Career Success, and Building Strong Workplace Teams

Ending the Gauntlet: Removing Barriers to Women’s Success in the Law.

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