Your Goal is Her Mission, Making a Difference is Her Practice, Meet Attorney Laura Mazza
Q: After high school, did you have an idea of what your career path might be?LM: I had every intention of becoming a doctor at that point in my life, which shifted once I started taking the pre-requisite classes in college and became a registered EMT, responding to medical emergencies on campus – I enjoyed it but realized medicine was not my calling.Q: Share with us why you journeyed from Maine to the Bay Area?LM: I spent a number of happy years in the bay..
Results-Oriented & Caring Representation Silicon Valley Attorney Karen Hubbell
Q: Why did you choose to become a lawyer?KH: I was intrigued with the law and decided to take Paralegal Courses at San Jose State University. I also enjoyed watching LA Law. Obviously, now I realize that most law shows are not truly representative of reality.Q: You decided to have a practice dedicated to Family Law … why?KH: When I first started out in the legal field, I worked for an attorney who handled Family Law and Personal Injury. I enjoyed Family..
Her Firm's Achievements & Results are Measured by the Satisfaction of Her Clients: A Conversation with Attorney Cassie Springer Ayeni
Q: When did you know you would pursue a career in the legal field?CSA: As early as junior high or high school, I felt the need to advocate for others, to make a point to stand up for the kids who were being bullied or ostracized. I also realized around the same time that I truly enjoyed writing, reasoning, and debating. The law seemed a natural fit: I could use my skills to make a palpable difference in people’s lives. I had settled on a career in law ..
She’s Committed to Providing the Compassionate, Experienced Legal Assistance you Deserve Meet Attorney Traci J. Pickering
Q: When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up?TJP: Trying to put myself back into my 10-year old mind, I’d say I probably wanted to be a professional track athlete.Q: What expectations did you have after graduating and receiving your law degree?TJP: I expected to make partner while still being able to have a family and life outside of my career. I expected that if I worked hard, I could be great at both – advocating for people and being a..
When there is No Substitute for Experience & Knowledge of Legal Strategies, Meet Family Law Attorney, Sue Saign
Q: Why did you choose to become a lawyer?SS: I did not intend to become a lawyer. It just sort of happened. I was a single mother raising my one-year-old son and I needed some future for myself and my son. I had a four-year degree and thought to myself, “If I go back to school, I need a degree that can give me a career.” I didn’t know of many post-grad programs that lead to a definite career, so I thought …. Doctor? Lawyer? I hate blood. I’ll try law schoo..
She’s an Effective leader with Vision & Conviction Meet Briggs Developments Vice President of Asset Management Reggie Hidalgo
Q: If you could teach women growing in the industry today just one thing, what would it be?RH: Bring something to the table. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. And, follow through with your commitments. That’s actually three things but it’s important to show up and get the job done. Everyone is busy – so don’t make excuses. Q: What is your biggest career failure and what positive lessons did it teach you?RH: The biggest mistake I made is staying at a job..
Her Legal Knowledge & Human Wisdom Makes it all Possible! Meet Criminal Defense & Family Lawyer Stacy Remer
Q: When did you know you would pursue a career in the legal field?SR: I knew from a very young age that I wanted to advocate on behalf of others. My first experience with the legal system was as a child and I vowed to make a difference in the lives of those trying to navigate it alone. Q: What type of cases do you generally handle? SR: I practice criminal defense and family law.Q: What is your approach or philosophy to winning or representing a case?SR: I..
She Represents Clients Successfully Before the IRS & Franchise Tax Board Committed to Helping You with a Deeper Understanding Meet Silicon Valley Tax Attorney, Sun J. Chung
Q: Why did you choose to become a lawyer?SC: I wanted a career to challenge me intellectually and think creatively and “on my toes.” I have a passion for helping people and enjoy a hard day’s work.Q: How long have you practiced law?SC: 15 yearsQ: What type of cases do you generally handle? SC: Tax controversy matters, which includes IRS audits/examinations, international tax compliance issues, and tax collections matters. I handle cases at the audit, ap..
She’s a Technology Storyteller, Challenging Our Perceptions with Each Masterful Stroke Meet Bay Area Artist Agnieszka Pilat
Q: What unique challenges do you face as a female artist?AP: Well ... let’s start with some facts: female artists are underrepresented in museums and galleries. In a study of 820,000 exhibitions across the public and commercial sectors in 2018, only one third were by women artists (The Art Newspaper, 2019)Only 26% of the winners of the Turner Prize, one of the most well-known visual art awards, have been women. On average, only 30% of artists represented b..
A Passionate Leader Doing Her Best to Make a Difference! Meet YMCA Project Cornerstone Executive Director Ziem Nguyen Neubert
Q: When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up?ZN: As a child, I loved learning new things and being in charge. I used to play “teacher” with my siblings back in Viet Nam. Being the youngest of six children, I got a kick out of being their teacher and telling them what to do. They used to irritate me as my “students” just to get a reaction out of me. At 10, besides spending time with friends, I was mostly interested in writing, drawing, play..
Congenial, Upbeat, Professional, with a Flair for Comedy Meet Voice Over Actor & Radio Personality Kim Vestal
Q: You majored in Radio/TV Broadcasting at San Jose State University … did you have any idea you were going to have a long career in radio broadcasting?KV: I was drawn to radio as a kid—listening to Top 40 hits on a transistor radio during summer vacations at my grandparent’s avocado/citrus ranch in a remote part of Poway, CA outside of San Diego (KCBQ). It was the only entertainment. I think they only got a couple of channels on their small black and whit..
A Vision for Your Life, Meet Top Producing Real Estate Agent, Angele' Price
Q: Can you share with us what made you decide to have a career in Real Estate?AP: I followed in my mom’s footsteps by first starting a career in teaching as an elementary school teacher, then transitioned to real estate. It turns out that teachers make great agents because of the attention to details and the personal human interest. A strong interest in results is a common trait!Q: You’re going on 25 years as a full-time agent … you’ve been through booming..
As a Life-Long Athlete, She Found that Mental Toughness & Tenacity makes Her Successful; Meet Sales & Marketing Investment Property Specialist, Mirella Webb
Q: Can you share with us what made you decide to have a career in Real Estate? MW: I actually started my career in marketing and graphic design. It was by pure luck or fate that my first real job out of college in my early 20’s, I got hired at Grubb & Ellis Commercial RE. I stayed in that marketing position for almost 7 years but I lost my passion for it or maybe I burned out as I worked long hours putting together presentations for brokers. I saw the succ..
Her Clients Never Doubt their Interest will be Her First Priority. Providing each Client with Honesty, Integrity & Passion, Meet, Silver Creek & Evergreen Real Estate Specialist, Kerry Sexton
Q: Can you share with us what made you decide to have a career in Real Estate? KS: I had spent a lot of time with my father-in-law who owned Encore Realty. I truly loved the way he helped people to find the right home for their families as well as sell their biggest asset. I got started shortly after he passed away and it has been a wonderful career choice. Both the ability to help families as well as negotiating top dollar for my sellers is awesome.Q: ..
Recognized Education Leader, Meet Dr. Mary Ann Dewan, Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools
Q: When your career in Education started, did you have any idea, you would be where you are today?Dr. Dewan: I began my career in education as a fourth grader teacher. I loved teaching and I had no idea at that time what the future would hold nor what the possibilities for advancement were.Q: When you began your career as a teacher, can you describe your philosophy of teaching?Dr. Dewan: As a teacher, I thought it was important to create the conditions in ..
Believing in Endless Possibilities, Fueled by Passion Meet Leading Pilates Industry Leader & Co-owner of Urban Body, San Jose Maria Yu
Q: How did you get started in Ballet and what was it like having a career as a Principal Dancer in the former Ballet San Jose Ballet?MY: In the dance world, we often say that a career in ballet chooses you. I believe this was the case for me. I was essentially born into the ballet world. My Mother, although never a professional ballet dancer, loved the art form, studied it and eventually opened her own ballet school in central Florida, where I am from. It ..