I will be offering another virtual program on Wednesday, May 27 at 1pm ET to raise money for Feeding America, a nonprofit helping those who need food most right now. (A recorded on-demand option is also available – just note that in the comments on the registration form.)

The program will focus on how

The next Woman Who Wows is Emily Witt, a managing director at boutique legal search and matchmaking firm Whistler Partners in NYC. Emily spent almost 15 years in the recruiting department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Emily is also a fully certified comprehensive Pilates instructor. She combines her love of recruiting with helping people physically. One of her first placements in legal recruiting was one of her Pilates clients.  Learn more about her classes – she’s currently teaching online too. And read her Q&A below.

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We all strive to be perfect especially since so many of us are Type-A personalities. But here’s the thing, perfection is impossible. It was improbable when life was “normal” and it certainly is now when nothing is normal. During the pandemic we are showing much more of who we are and nothing is perfect.


The next woman in the Women Who Wow series is my former colleague and friend Helena Lawrence. Based in Washington, DC, Helena is the Senior Marketing & Business Development Manager for Orrick’s Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation Practice. She works with lawyers across eight countries, on three continents to create go to market strategies, client retention and growth plans. Learn more about Helena below.
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One of my clients forwarded me an email from a company purporting to be able to “fix” negative Glassdoor reviews. I sent her an explanation in response and wanted to share what I told her as you may also receive a similar solicitation with false promises to quickly enhance your Glassdoor reviews.

Here’s the thing

‪If I’ve learned anything over the past few months it’s that you don’t always need a plan. Plans and life can go awry for reasons out of your control.

My life was completely different a year ago. I was on a path to marry someone, I had what I thought was a close circle of

The world in which we live in today is extraordinary, with mass layoffs happening each week.

When you lose your job due to circumstances that are out of your control, such as your company just cannot afford to keep you, it’s difficult to process, because it’s not that you did anything wrong.

The current pandemic has brought U.S. unemployment to an all-time high, and has put our economy and so many lives on hold.

Because the coronavirus happened so suddenly, it was a crushing blow for many who were unprepared and who live paycheck to paycheck. Those who are lucky to still have jobs are finding themselves dealing with salary cuts, no bonuses and sometimes reduced hours or furloughs. The employers that will emerge stronger are those that treated their employees with care and empathy.

The bright side is that you can emerge from these situations as a stronger, better version of your professional self and use this time to propel you to greater success and work situations that are a better fit for you.
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These are some really great rules to live by that will reduce stress, increase happiness, and lead to more fulfilling relationships and more success.

  • Make peace with your past so it won’t disturb your present.
  • What other people think of you is none of your business.
  • Time heals almost everything.
  • No one is in charge

I hope you will tune in to watch Legal Marketing Coffee Talk each day with me and Rob Kates. Every day we feature an interview with someone in the legal industry live at 2pm ET on the Kates Media Facebook live page. The videos are available afterwards on YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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