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She Strives to Provide Her Clients Peace of Mind with Legal Strategies Tailored to Their Needs An Experienced & Understanding Attorney Makes All the Difference, Meet Silicon Valley Attorney Kimberly A. Madigan

Q: What was your first job? How did it shape or impact you?KM: At a very young age, I started working in a Sicilian restaurant. I had no prior restaurant experience. The owners were very strict and had high expectations of me. I learned a lot. The most valuable skills I picked up in the restaurant industry over the years were salesmanship and the ability to work under pressure and multi-task, which is also a great skill to have as a working Mom!  Q: W..

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Compassion, Understanding & Knowledge: A Proactive Approach to Law Meet Silicon Valley Attorney, Lydia E. Hsu

Q: When did you know you would pursue a career in the legal field?LH: My mother always told me when I was a child that I should be an attorney. Interesting enough, I left for college thinking I would be pursuing a career in music and theater. It wasn’t until I was in college that I became interested in the legal field and picked up a minor in law. Q: Why did you decide on Family Law as your area of expertise?LH: After I graduated from college, I applied to..

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When there is no Substitute for Peace of Mind Meet Silicon Valley Attorney Kara N. Foster

Q: When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up?KF: I’m not sure that I knew what I wanted to do at age ten, but by thirteen I had three possibilities in mind, Research Scientist, Psychologist/Therapist, or Attorney. Ironically, I am now an attorney but hold bachelor’s degrees in Biochemistry/Cell Biology and Psychology. Q: What expectations did you have after graduating and receiving your law degree?KF: I expected to have to work really hard..

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The Dream is Yours, Leave the Rest to Us, Our Exclusive Interview with East Bay Real Estate Agent, Eileen Townsend

Q: Can you share with us why you decided to have a career in Real Estate? ET: Taking a “road less traveled,” I came to real estate as a career-change when I realized it was already my lifestyle. I was the corporate-relocated spouse, moving my family coast-to-coast and back again, through 7 states and 15 homes. It was on the 5th re-launch of my former career – as a journalist, then a marketing-PR executive – (also the purchase of the 12th home) that I reali..

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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..

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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..

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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 ..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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