During the month of March, we continue to celebrate International Women's Day 2021. Today we introduce three outstanding woman who have dedicated themselves to their roles within the legal services field. One has spent her entire career meeting the needs of law firms and their clients, one is an attorney who applies her legal expertise to ensure attorneys at trial perform at their peak, and one is a USMC veteran who has gone on to fulfill a leadership role in the areas of human resources and employee engagement. Erica Evans, Marissa Harrington, and Mara Butler represent IMS’s core values by exhibiting Integrity and earning the Trust, Credibility, and Respect of both peers and clients.
Manager of Recruiting Services
Q: Why did you choose a career in the legal services industry?
A: I studied political science, previously worked for a law firm, and have always held an interest in the legal services field. I was drawn to the industry because of the dynamic environment, diverse career options, and growth opportunities.
Q: What are some challenges you experienced as a woman in your field?
A: In the past, I struggled with the fear of not being heard, simply due to my stature. To mitigate this concern, I plan, focus on the facts, while remaining passionate, and watch my demeanor. By preparing as much possible, I ensure I am exuding confidence. I remind myself to project my voice, make eye contact, and speak slowly and carefully.
Q: What advice would you give to women who are working or interested in working in your field?
A: Find a great mentor, especially someone who can help to build your professional confidence in the industry. Seek insights from someone who knows you and your goals, and whom you trust. Also, find opportunities to distinguish yourself early. Volunteer and never stop asking for opportunities to learn and to contribute.