Achieving the Opportunity of a Lifetime
In this episode, Carmen Ortiz, Partner at Anderson & Kreiger LLP and a former U.S. Attorney under the Obama administration, discusses her professional journey in the legal sector and treasured lessons she has learned along the way. Carmen, a native New Yorker, details her journey from growing up in Spanish Harlem to eventually being nominated for a U.S. Attorney seat. Despite many challenges at work and adversity on the homefront, Carmen persevered and sculpted a rewarding career by trusting in her faith and the values instilled by her parents. In this inspiring interview she shares how making strategic pivots, maintaining her confidence, and hard work landed her the opportunity of a lifetime.
Tune in for perspectives on:
● Big aspirations and even bigger qualifications - landing the job based on merit
● Building and scaling your network: mentorship, sponsorship and providing opportunities
● Overcoming sexism and injustices in the legal sector