Rees Broome, PC
Q: What will be the biggest challenge for the generation of women behind you?
A: Susan Salen: Maintaining work/life boundaries. Mobile technology and telework makes us more available to our clients, and as a result we can be less available for families and personal time.
Q: What advice would you offer for women just starting out?
A: Mariam Tadros: I would encourage women to advocate for themselves, whether it’s to get the type of work that they want or for their own career advancement. Women should not fear being labeled as aggressive. Men constantly advocate for themselves and are simply considered assertive.
Q: What changes or innovations are on the horizon in your industry? How are you preparing for them?
A: Gina Schaecher: Attorneys will have to be far more willing to embrace technology and use it to remain competitive and effective. The pandemic forced this issue, but technology and its efficient use will continue to have a significant impact, particularly for litigators.
Q: If you could go back in time and give advice to yourself as a young professional, what would you say?
A: Louise Gitcheva: I would advise myself to set healthy boundaries. It is important to work hard but it is equally as important to make sure that you have a meaningful life outside of work and that you are not burning yourself out trying to prove yourself.