Features Women in Law

Melissa Sellers – The Hershey Company

“Gimme a break, gimme a break. Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar! It’s an iconic jingle for an iconic American candy, and almost everyone knows that chocolate covered wafer—just like they know Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Twizzlers candy. What they don’t know: how to market those products, manufacture […]

Marcela Inzunza – Boehringer Ingelheim

Being head of legal and compliance for Chile, Ecuador and Peru at Boehringer Ingelheim is demanding under normal circumstances, requiring Marcela Inzunza to meet rules and regulations while guiding the pharma company’s business development in three very different South American countries. It’s made all the more challenging by the COVID-19 pandemic and the pivot to […]

Molly McCoy – Astellas Pharma US

The lessons have taken her far. She’s been senior leader in the legal departments for industry giants including Sandoz and Mallinckrodt, and she’s crisscrossed the country as her career grew. McCoy now works outside Chicago, guiding Astellas Pharma’s U.S. commercial legal team. But in spring 2020, her typical day’s work was anything but as the […]

Martina Sailer – Honeywell-Smart Energy

Martina Sailer remembers entering her first downhill ski race on a real mountain at 10 years old. Her father and ski coach, Erich, told her to take it easy the first time since she grew up on the flatlands racing slalom, to use that first run as a chance to get to know the slope […]

Madelon Kuchera – Earth Etch

A first-responder analogy seems appropriate for Madelon Kuchera who has built a professional life going where there’s the most disorder. That’s meant a lot of running toward, and making sense of, regulatory chaos confronting big-ticket industries. “Always go where there’s chaos in industry,” the good-natured Kuchera says with a laugh during a lively interview with […]

Melina Chaparro – Elementia USA

Long a leader in supplying the U.S. construction industry with copper pipes, cement and building materials, Mexican-based Elementia is setting an even stronger foundation now as it acquires plants and infrastructure across the country with its Elementia USA division. Expansion spread into Canada, too, says Elementia USA General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs […]

Melinda Sheehee – Diversified Communications

Her business card might read general counsel and vice president of a Maine-based international multimedia heavyweight, but Melinda Sheehee mostly sees herself as a project manager. It was among her strong points when she was in charge of real estate development for Hannaford Brothers for most of the 2000s, with the grocery chain in full […]

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