Klinger admits that working virtually is far from her preferred mode of work and for her, it is important to honestly convey the challenges she faces in navigating the current situation with her global team to also give them the freedom to express their own challenges and find common solutions together.
Tony West doesn’t run away from a crisis; he heads toward it. The first executive hire by newly installed Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, West was given a mandate as chief legal officer to transform a company that had developed a reputation for winning at all costs into one committed to transparency and safety.
If the opportunity to head the legal department at a company that runs one of the most iconic western consumer brands in China didn’t arise last year, Joseph Chan would likely be thinking about how to spend his retirement after a successful career as a partner in a major US law firm.
When Michael Eckhardt joined Wawa in 2005 from a law firm, the firm’s partners teased him that he would soon get bored being an in-house lawyer for a coffee-and-hoagie shop. Fifteen years later, he can confidently say they couldn’t have been more wrong.
When Darren Zeidel completed law school at McGill University in Quebec, he knew he had a passion to participate in some of the most significant opportunities the corporate legal profession could offer. Fast forward to July 2019, when he stepped into his current position at Aon plc following several other impressive roles, and it would appear his younger self steered him well.
“The most exciting thing about working for Infosys is its global footprint,” exclaims Inderpreet Sawhney, the company’s group general counsel and chief compliance officer. Infosys, which provides IT services and solutions, is based in Bangalore and has over 200,000 employees in 46 countries, nearly 20,000 of whom work on its main campus.
In the September 2017 Technology issue, the Docket spoke to six women who are leading the vanguard in Silicon Valley and beyond. From San Francisco to Austin and Singapore, these women exemplify the mix of fortitude, talent, and foresight necessary to succeed where there is no roadmap for success.