What is your most significant accomplishment?
While my most significant accomplishment was to be the first (and still only) African American woman in my prior firm’s 90-year history to matriculate from a first-year associate to partner, I am now one of only seven African American equity partners at my current firm of more than 900 attorneys in its 125-plus year history. As an African American woman, I can appreciate firsthand the magnitude of my accomplishment of becoming an equity partner at two nationally recognized, full-service law firms, as the legal industry has not always been the most open environment for diverse professionals. Black equity partners account for less than 1% of total equity partners in the entire nation. To be among those who are a part of helping to shatter that glass ceiling is tremendously fulfilling for me—both professionally and personally.
This is an honoree profile from The Daily Record's Top 100 Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.