Michelle Daughtery Siri
The Women’s Law Center of Central Maryland
Michelle Daughtery Siri started her career as litigator and then left private practice for the Maryland attorney general’s office, where she learned that “true lawyering was not limited to the activities within the courtroom, but could also be found in the counseling of clients, and the proactive work of preventing a client from ever reaching litigation.”
Siri then took what she described as “a big leap of faith” and accepted the job of executive director at the Women’s Law Center of Central Maryland. What she values most about the job is the chance to advance the rights of women; she hopes to focus her efforts on closing the gender pay gap, protecting the rights of survivors of intimate partner abuse, making sure women have access to reproductive choices and making sure working families have the legal safeguards to raise and support their children.
Siri serves on the board of Planned Parenthood of Maryland, the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law alumni board and the Greater Baltimore Panhellenic Alumni Association.