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Rebecca Zimmer – GE Healthcare

It can be a stressful ordeal for any woman, anticipating the annual mammogram that the American Cancer Society advises for those 40 and older. Which is something that more than half of American women haven’t been undergoing. That’s according to a 2014 survey conducted by the nonprofit Society for Women’s Health Research. Some experts say […]

Regan Schmidt – CNG Holdings, Inc.

Imagine you’re a father of three. As the breadwinner, you work hard to pay the bills and provide for your family, but a few weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic, you lose your job. Like many, you wait for weeks to receive unemployment benefits. Then the refrigerator dies, and you have no choice but to pull […]

Rekha Hanu – Akorn Inc.

There may not be a dry eye in the house. At least there may not need to be since a major drugmaker has been denied an attempt to shield its patent for the pricy prescription eye drop Restasis. A very unusual tactic, says Rekha Hanu, the chief intellectual property counsel at Akorn Inc., one of […]

Renata Cunha Giuliani – Akamai Technologies

When Renata Cunha Giuliani joined Akamai Technologies, there was no welcoming bouquet on her desk or procession of new colleagues stopping by to wish her well. That happens these days when people onboard in a pandemic, although like other Akamai employees working remotely, she was given a budget for establishing her home office. Giuliani’s joining […]

Renata Loyola – Bquate

“Little Radio,” her mother called Renata Loyola when she was growing up in Brazil. For the girl liked to sing. Didn’t matter the genre, be it rock, blues, folk, classical, electronic, jazz or whatever. Rolling Stones, Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Florence and the Machine, Avicii—all those airwave staples enthralled her. She’d learn the lyrics by […]

Renee Robles – Nike Mexico

It’s a lesson she learned early and now imparts to those under her wing. For it wasn’t so long ago that Renee Robles, then a newcomer to the Nike Mexico legal staff, asked her boss a question. She got no answer, she says, but did receive something more important. “He was always there to listen […]

Rhonda Porter – Akron Public Schools

Whether it was as an educator herself at the American International School in Vienna, Austria, or as an orchestral trumpet player touring throughout Europe, she found herself always in a role as a musician and an educator. Rhonda Porter didn’t plan on becoming an attorney right out of college. She didn’t plan on returning to […]

Ricardo Hernández – Bolsa Nacional de Valores de Costa Rica

Though his favorite novel is “Don Quixote,” Ricardo Hernández prefers not to tilt at windmills as legal director for the Costa Rica stock exchange. Called the Bolsa Nacional de Valores de Costa Rica, the stock exchange is a nerve center of the nation’s economy where investors can contribute to economic growth while also benefitting from […]

Ricardo Muza —Pfizer Andean Region

It’s a long stretch from his office in Santiago, Chile, to Quito, Ecuador–over 2,350 miles to the north. But Ricardo Muza, legal director of Pfizer’s Andean Region for the past seven years, has a way of finding common ground between the operations of those far-apart locations as well as in the other three countries in […]

Ricardo Nunez — SWM International

Ricardo Nunez may have felt like a relief pitcher upon coming aboard as general counsel of SWM International late last year. The stage for a big win was set by a predecessor, as the suburban Atlanta-based manufacturer of advanced materials made from fibers, resins and polymers had an agreement in place to buy Conwed Plastics […]

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