Features Women in Law

Susie Wu-Dare – Mercer

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Susie Wu-Dare knew early on that the contracting process at Mercer needed a digital facelift. With significant numbers of global clients—many in the U.S.—she and her legal colleagues were inundated with contract reviews. “Streamlining and digitalizing this process is imperative not only to reduce risks and human error but also to optimize team performance,” she […]

Stephanie J. Gilliard – Colonial Downs Group LLC

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Most people don’t decide what they want to be when they’re 10. But when a friend of Stephanie J. Gilliard said she wanted to become an attorney, Gilliard decided that’s what she wanted to do, too, even though she didn’t know what a career in law entailed. There were no lawyers in her family, either, […]

Sara Vogt-Lowell – American Homes 4 Rent

Est. reading time: 4 mins

A first generation American with Korean parents, Sara Vogt-Lowell and her mother moved apartments often as they sought better school districts and neighborhoods. But they never had the chance to move into a house, so a backyard and pets weren’t possible. Now, as chief legal officer for American Homes 4 Rent, Vogt-Lowell is helping working families […]

Subhashini Karra Ayyalasomayajula – Viatris

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Growing up in India, Subhashini Ayyalasomayajula was always interested in science. So, after earning her master’s degree in microbiology at Osmania University, she moved to the U.S. to pursue a Ph.D. in immunology. “I continue to be curious about science and how the body functions,” she says. “It’s so beautiful and complex, and yet so […]

Stephanie Karfias – Mission Lane

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Stephanie Karfias understands how difficult it can be for people to get the credit they need, especially in the face of major setbacks. “Life can be unpredictable. One moment you’re feeling healthy in all aspects. Then, suddenly, you’re in a car accident and sustained serious injuries that result in astronomical hospital bills and a complete […]

Stephanie Vadasz Randall – Milestone Equipment Holdings

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Making a good thing even better is easier when you’ve done it before. Just ask Stephanie Randall.  When she joined Milestone Equipment Holdings more than four years ago, it was already one of the nation’s largest transportation equipment leasing companies. On top of that, the Missouri-based business was looking to expand its national footprint through organic growth and acquisitions.  To facilitate […]

Stephanie Plasse – A+E Networks

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As a Yale University undergrad, Stephanie Plasse envisioned a future of writing compelling stories as a journalist. So, she prepared as editor in chief of the Yale Daily News. Now in her position with global media content company A+E Networks, she’s helping deliver, but not write, stories and scripts garnering worldwide audiences. She finds it […]

Sarah Levitt – AECOM

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When one oversees legal matters stemming from public projects, success is defined quietly. The less litigation the better. Preemptive practices spare long-term headaches. Cooperation rather than confrontation with authorities goes a long way when resolving government investigations. Such was the case for AECOM recently when a public procurement court in South America concurred with the […]

Sophie Zerbib – Cummins Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

One thing that can be said about Sophie Zerbib is she’s done a lot during her career. In a lot of languages, too. Zerbib, the director of legal business operations and chief of staff to the general counsel for Cummins Inc., came to her legal role at the maker of engines and power systems after […]

Susan Tanaka – Amorepacific US Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Beauty may be only skin deep, as the saying goes, but preserving and protecting it is at the core of Susan Tanaka’s work. The head of legal for Amorepacific’s U.S. and Canadian operations, Tanaka says the South Korean maker of skin care products takes great care in its development and marketing approaches. Tanaka, who considered […]

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