Nav Bhandal – BASF Canada Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The pendulum swings both ways, and Nav Bhandal senses it’s moving from social justice. He’s been hearing much about DEI fatigue, but that just strengthens his resolve to solidify diversity, equity and inclusion as BASF bedrocks, albeit with adjustments. “What we want to do is not take our foot off the pedal but push DEI […]

Njeri Mutura – Microsoft

Est. reading time: 5 mins

She couldn’t reveal many details but by late June, which corresponds with the end of Microsoft’s corporate fiscal year, Njeri Mutura was expecting that months of negotiations between her team and a multitude of flagship companies across the Americas would consummate into billions of dollars from technology deals. Such companies seek to scale their operations […]

Naisha Covarrubias – Mary Kay Global

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Mary Kay is a global skincare and cosmetics manufacturing beauty brand—and has been a path to entrepreneurship for people since Mary Kay Ash founded the company in Dallas in 1963. Over half a century later, the brand continues to empower women with business opportunities and trusted products while also evolving to meet the needs of […]

Nancy El Sayegh – CellCarta

Est. reading time: 4 mins

On occasion, Nancy El Sayegh has needed someone at Montreal-based CellCarta to explain how biomarkers work. The molecules can show the presence of a disease or medical condition.   “I’m surrounded by people who are 10 times smarter than me,” she says about serving as the global contract research organization’s vice president of legal affairs, general […]

Nia Karabatsos – McCain Foods Ltd.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s safe to say Nia Karabatsos didn’t earn a law degree thinking she’d one day help potato farmers grow crops more sustainably. Yet, as general counsel for the Americas for McCain Foods Ltd., she’s doing just that—helping the company promote sustainable farming practices by managing the legal details for a “farm of the future” in […]

Natalia Zuluaga Enciso – Ferrero

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Appreciating a piece of chocolate is fairly straightforward: Unwrap, eat and enjoy. Natalia Zuluaga Enciso is attempting to bring this sort of simplicity to all legal matters at Ferrero. She’s been implementing “visual law,” a concept that goes beyond formatting legal documents nicely and using bright colors to highlight important warranties and indemnification clauses in […]

Nola McNeally – Edgewood REIT

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The acquisitions keep on coming for Edgewood REIT. There’s a medical office building in Wayzata, Minnesota, that’s just been added to the portfolio. Same for a couple commercial office buildings in Scottsdale, Arizona. And while Edgewood usually acquires rather than builds, in the past year it has finished construction on a senior housing property in […]

Nikki Senter – The Howard Hughes Corp.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Nikki Senter has vivid memories of visiting areas of the Kakaʻako district between downtown Honolulu and Waikiki as she was growing up. However, they aren’t always that pleasant. “When I was a girl, it was full of warehouses, fish markets and parking lots,” she says. “Now families can come down here to enjoy the coastal […]

Nicole Jackson – Events DC

Est. reading time: 4 mins

On the silver screen, demolitions are generally a simple matter of pushing a big red button. The reality is far more complicated, as Nicole Jackson knows all too well—but it can still be a lot of fun. The general counsel for Events DC since October 2018—joining as a deputy general counsel in 2009—Jackson is part […]

Nicole Harvey – Dragonfly Energy Corp.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Having served Dragonfly Energy Corp., as outside counsel, Nicole Harvey understood much about this ambitious Nevada company that’s striving to make its lithium-ion batteries a game-changer on the renewables and sustainability fronts. Only she had much to learn about her soon-to-be employer in the summer of 2021. That’s when President and CEO Denis Phares told […]


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