The next Women Who Wows is Dallas-based Leigh Doyle. Leigh is a marketing, communications and business development leader with more than 18 years of experience in the healthcare technology, startup and legal industries.

Her passion for people and human development is evidenced both in her education and training and in her daily operations at Winstead PC, where she works closely with high growth industry groups and attorneys to design strategies and initiatives that accomplish business growth goals.

Leigh is a mom of five (!) and they range in age from 20 all the way to 5, a runner, a lifelong learner and is passionate about helping others achieve their goals.

Connect with Leigh on LinkedIn.


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It’s so easy to put off business development and marketing – especially now when we are still social distancing. But it’s actually never been more important to invest in your lead generation and branding efforts.

You need a steady pipeline of new clients and existing clients, as well as consistent touchpoints with your referral network

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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It’s so easy to be forgotten today when we are not seeing each other in person on a regular basis.

That means the onus is on you to maintain relationships with your professional network with the tools you have – and right now that’s virtually.

The most compelling reason to contact someone in your professional

Iris Jones is the Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at McNees Wallace & Nurick and leads a team of marketing and business development professionals in delivering proactive strategy, service and high-level support to the firm and its attorneys. She previously held senior marketing and BD roles at Dykema Gossett, Chadbourne & Parke and Akin Gump. She practiced law in Texas in both the public and private sectors.

I met Iris through the Legal Marketing Association and greatly enjoyed getting to know her through the years. She is smart, kind and always willing to give advice or lend a hand.

Get to know more about Iris, a true Woman Who Wows.


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Kim Lyons (she/her/hers) is an experienced legal marketer for the international law firm Holland & Knight. She manages marketing for the firm’s U.S. West Coast offices, which include: Los Angeles; Orange County; San Francisco; and Portland, Oregon.

Kim is passionate about social media marketing and serves as the current Legal Marketing Association Pacific Northwest Regional Co-Chair.

When she is not in the office or posting content on LinkedIn, Kim spends her time with her three teenagers, or surfing in the Pacific Ocean. (Kim and I met through the LMA in San Francisco a few years ago and we have kept in touch through social media (you can follow her on Twitter at @legalMKTmaven).

We spoke the same language and I felt an instant connection with and a warmth from her.

Get to know more about Kim in this Women Who Wow profile.


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Jessica Grayson is one of the recent awesome women I featured in my women who wow series.

Her profile was so full of great advice, I wanted highlight some of her career advice for women in another post. Here’s what she said when it came to success tips for women of all stages of their

Memories keep popping up on my social media accounts from last year at this time and they’re poignant because we didn’t know that we would soon be social distancing for a year and how many lives would be tragically lost due to the pandemic.

One of these memories was my last in-person speaking engagement, which