In this Women Who Wow profile, get to know Alexis Robertson, the Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Foley & Lardner LLP.

A former lawyer and legal recruiter, Alexis became a D&I professional after realizing that practicing law and serving as a legal recruiter wasn’t her true passion. She was able to take valuable skills from those positions and pivot to a diversity and inclusion career first at Baker & McKenzie and now at Foley & Lardner.

As Alexis noted in one of her terrific LinkedIn posts (you should follow her on LinkedIn!), if not for the pandemic, she would not have launched what she often refers to as her “pandemic podcast.” She says it was the need to introduce herself and check-in on attorneys that led to her personally calling 100 attorneys within her first few months at Foley.

She says that need created the space for the most amazing one-on-one conversations, which inspired a podcast unique to Big Law focused on showcasing human stories, highlighting the unique professional paths of Foley attorneys. The podcast is called The Path and the Practice and you should check it out.

Learn more about Alexis and her career path in this Women Who Wow profile.

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Molly Pease is the Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer at Curiam Capital LLC where she leads the day-to-day operations of this private investment firm that provides financing for high-value commercial litigation.

Molly is responsible for sourcing, underwriting and monitoring the firm’s single-case and portfolio litigation funding investments and oversees Curiam’s compliance program.

Molly started her career as a litigator with a focus on large-scale reinsurance, insurance, antitrust and securities disputes on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. Molly later worked as Executive Director and General Counsel at two boutique litigation firms, where she developed and implemented long-term business strategies in all aspects of firm management, including financial analysis and reporting, business development and marketing, human resource recruitment and management, legal project management, information technology systems, and office operations.

Molly received her law degree from New York University School of Law and her undergraduate degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. She is a member of the faculty of the High Performance Counsel #thinktank sessions, is on Law360’s Legal Industry Editorial Advisory Board, and has been named one of Lawdragon’s Global Leaders in Legal Finance. Molly has also spoken and written extensively about legal finance.

Learn more about Molly in this Women Who Wow profile. (Note, I even used the Oxford comma for her!)

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The next woman who wows is Dallas-based Deborah McMurray, the founder and CEO of strategy, design, content and technology agency Content Pilot.

There are so many great things I want to say about Deborah. She is kind, smart, witty, funny, elegant, wise and humble. We were introduced through mutual friends in the legal

Melanie Lippman is a New York-based image consultant and personal stylist. She works with attorneys to stop the stress and overwhelm of getting dressed that holds women back from achieving next-level visibility. She defines their personal brand style in a way that makes clients instantly recognizable, memorable and seen as a leader.⁣ Melanie feels that when you are confident about how you present yourself, you can show up and conquer anything the day brings.

I found Melanie on LinkedIn and thought her posts were terrific. I highly recommend that you connect with her there. Also check out her web site. Learn more about Melanie and her career path.

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Each day is a great opportunity to learn something new and to challenge yourself.

For example, I never thought I could be a published author, but I loved to write. I now write articles all the time for major publications, and I have a blog. I had to believe in myself, ask others for advice,

My good friend Kristyn Brophy contributed this great piece to the blog. You should follow her!

Do you remember going to conferences and in-person events pre-pandemic? You would walk into the room, greet the individuals working the registration table, and they would search through a sea of little paper rectangles to find your name tag.

Please join me on Wednesday, July 15 at 1pm ET for a free virtual program on LinkedIn and personal branding best practices for business professionals who are currently looking for a job.

You’ll learn how to rework your LinkedIn profile to appeal to recruiters, how to optimize LinkedIn for your job search, how to build