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Career series: Sanjana Sharma, UL (Underwriters Laboratories)

International31-01-2020Sanjana Sharma

Sanjana Sharma, associate general counsel for IP and knowledge management at UL, recalls her early interest in being a brand attorney and describes the rewards of working in a collaborative environment.

Ageism: the old taboo

International28-01-2020Nadia Whittley

If businesses want to get the best out of their workers, it’s time the insidious influence of bias against older employees was exposed, discussed and overcome, says Nadia Whittley of Arquer Diagnostics.

Career series: Sasha Lazarevich

07-01-2020Sasha Lazarevich

IP crimes prosecutor Sasha Lazarevich, deputy city attorney at the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney, reveals her past inspirations and current motivations.

The power of mentoring

International23-12-2019Gretchen Stroud

Mentored workers feel more satisfied with and more committed to their careers, and a mentor may be a catalyst for a dramatic career change or a gentle nudge to move forward. Gretchen Stroud of Gilead Sciences explores the benefits.

Femtech: flying the flag for women’s health and innovators

International02-12-2019Anna Jackson

As well as targeting treatments for women’s health, femtech will be part of the movement towards personalised medicine for everyone, says Anna Jackson of Kirkland & Ellis.

USPTO Interviews: One giant leap

26-11-2019Sarah Morgan

USPTO deputy director Laura Peter explains to WIPR’s Sarah Morgan how the office is undertaking several initiatives to support women throughout the management chain at the IP office.

Influential Women in IP: Changing perceptions inside and out

05-11-2019Sarah Morgan

Ros Lynch, copyright and IP enforcement director at the UK Intellectual Property Office, speaks candidly to WIPR’s Sarah Morgan about being a black woman in the Civil Service and preparing for Brexit.

D+I = Innovation = Impact on the bottom line

International15-10-2019Wendy Choi

Wendy Choi of materials science and manufacturing company Avery Dennison explains her passion for diversity and inclusion and its importance to innovation—and ultimately the profit margin.

Making the Case for Diversity

International22-05-2019

The importance of diversity at law firms remains a center of conversation. Sarah Morgan reviews the status.

Women in the boardroom: What more needs to be done?

International03-05-2019

Clearly legal departments, whether private practice or in-house, and the profession as a whole need to do more if the legal sector is ever to achieve the pipedream of gender parity.

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