I recently became an aunt again, in fact two times in two weeks. My brother and sister-in-law had a baby boy, and my best friend had a baby girl. These were the bright spots in a really rough few months because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

I love being an aunt, my first niece was born

The next Woman Who Wows is Dr. Catherine Sanderson, a professor of life sciences at Amherst College.

Professor Sanderson has published more than 25 journal articles and book chapters in addition to four college textbooks, middle school and high school health textbooks, and trade books on parenting as well as how mindset influences happiness, health and even how long we live (The Positive Shift). In 2012, she was named one of the country’s top 300 professors by the Princeton Review.

I met Professor Sanderson at the 2018 Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference where she served as keynote speaker. I was so moved by her talk about why happiness is significant, what truly makes us happy and practical ways that each of us can incorporate happiness into our everyday lives.

Learn more about her below. In addition, Professor Sanderson will be our featured speaker at the next Women Who Wow virtual event, this Thursday, May 21 at 5pm ET. Register here.


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In the latest installment of Women Who Wow, learn more about NYC-based lawyer Lesley Brovner.

Lesley is a partner at Peters Brovner LLP, a boutique firm that she co-founded with her former colleague Mark Peters that represents companies and individuals facing significant investigatory threats, including clients that need to determine the scope of their exposure and those who already require representation before government regulators.

Prior to co-founding Peters Brovner, Lesley  served as First Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) from 2014 to 2018. While in this role, Lesley directed complex criminal and civil investigations, oversaw the issuance of all agency reports and supervised DOI’s counsel’s office.

I admire Lesley for many reasons, including the fact she has achieved great success in a male-dominated field and her integrity and drive. Learn more about her and connect with her on LinkedIn.


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Cathy Duke is the Chief Talent Officer at Robinson+Cole (she is the first person to have this role at her firm). She spent 20+ years at Proskauer where she was the Legal Director for its top-ranked Labor and Employment Department. Prior to that, Cathy was a white-collar criminal defense and commercial litigation lawyer in private practice. I met Cathy when we both worked at Proskauer, and I always found her to be a great colleague and incredibly smart.

She was recently interviewed about her new role in Hartford Business. Learn more about Cathy in this Women Who Wow profile.
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In this installment of Women Who Wow, meet Sheryl Odentz. Sheryl is the founder of Progress in Work, an award-winning, career management firm that provides attorneys and other professionals within the legal industry with tools and resources to “progress in work” and maximize career success through business development training and coaching, executive/leadership coaching and outplacement/career transition consulting. Learn more about her.

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Today is Mother’s Day, a difficult day for me and many other people who no longer have a mom. But I’m not going to do a post about how much I miss my mom and how I’m sad. Instead I’m going to celebrate her.

My mom was the strongest person I’ve ever met. I’ve never