Daily Record Staff//May 9, 2023
//May 9, 2023
Professionally, what do you consider your most significant accomplishment to be?
In 2022 I celebrated the 40th anniversary of my law school graduation and admission to the Maryland bar. I am particularly grateful for the many opportunities afforded me to be a change agent—from my election as the first African American women partner in my law firm and place in the first cohort of African Americans to achieve that status in any of Maryland’s major law firms, to my appointment as Howard County’s first African American trial court judge and second African American woman named to any of Maryland’s circuit courts; to breaking barriers as the first African American woman to serve as Maryland’s Deputy Attorney General.
In what ways are you involved with mentoring?
I frequently consult with women and persons of color who are interested in board service. I also share my experiences through organized programs targeting this audience. Last year I moderated a conversation on board gender diversity in Maryland sponsored by the Executive Alliance. In October, I was delighted to serve as a panelist for Paths to Power on Corporate Boards, a conversation held as part of The Daily Record’s Women’s Leadership Summit.
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.