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Women GCs climbing the ladder

Leadership opportunities for women with legal backgrounds extend beyond general counsel

Seeing women take up the mantle of general counsel is definitely a step in the right direction, but for several women, their career path doesn’t end there. Some women who have served as general counsel of Fortune 500 companies have gone on to become heads of major divisions, presidents or even CEOs.  “Women can be great general counsel, and they can also be great business people,” said Lloyd Johnson, cofounder of The Project 5/165, which promotes awareness of women GCs. “They’re just great leaders and managers.”

Here are some of the women who have left the GC title behind in search of bigger and better things:

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