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Q&A: Janet Langford Kelly, Anastasia D. Kelly Award

The senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at ConocoPhillips Co. discusses her career path

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Age: 54

Q: What have you done to help a woman or women in law?

A: I mentored the woman who’s now the general counsel of Kraft. I don’t mentor just women, but I’m very happy when I find women who are capable and open to being mentored, and I try to make sure that I offer them the same high expectations and support that I was given, and to make sure that their name comes up for assignments to certain teams or a board of directors—whatever they’re ready for.

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