The people. What matters most to me about work is what I get to do and who I get to do it with!
Using all of my life experiences as a lawyer, business professional, parent, friend, world traveler, etc., to create and bring tremendous value and joy to clients and candidates when a perfect match is made. But I don’t see my work as a job, it feels more like a fulfilling passion that happens to also be financially rewarding!
That I love it so much! I don’t feel like a “recovering” lawyer who has retired from the practice of law; I still get to use my legal skills every day. Every day I am researching and writing for a living with the most interesting subject of all: people in all of their complexities.
Fun, fulfilling, varied, challenging, creative
The success that I’m truly most proud of is finding and placing top diverse legal talent for my clients and helping many of these candidates go in-house for the first time. I measure my success by how often my relationship with candidates extends beyond recruiting and into their new roles when they come back for advice on ways to succeed in-house. I love being able to leverage my own in-house experience at PepsiCo to add value to others’ careers.
Talk to a variety of different types of recruiters about not just what they love but also what they don’t love about being a recruiter. If you are pumped up about the “pros” and can live with or don’t mind the “cons,” then it’s worth a pursuit. As lawyers, we are naturally or perhaps later trained into risk aversion—afraid to veer off the well-trodden path—but to me, there is far more risk in not taking enough of a chance on ourselves to discover what could be something incredible.
Visual artist—likely a cartoon animator. I have always loved to draw and have had paintings featured in art galleries. During my free time, I can be found making drawings of Kungfu panda, Pokémon and the like for my 5-year-old son.
Visit the other 12 countries I didn’t make it to due to COVID-19 during my yearlong travel sabbatical with my husband, Alex, and our son, George. And now that I have just had a baby girl, Genevieve, this past November, I think we will have to plan another world travel sabbatical for when she’s past the diaper stage!