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Advancing women through actions, not just words

NiSource Chief Legal Officer Carrie J. Hightman's creative women's initiatives have taken hold in her company

Carrie J. Hightman, executive vice president and chief legal officer for NiSource Inc.

Many top in-house counsel and executive board members pay lip service to the advancement of women within the company. But how, exactly, are they expected to accomplish these goals? Perhaps they should take a cue from Carrie J. Hightman, the executive vice president and chief legal officer for NiSource Inc.

“The higher up we get in our organization, the more we have an obligation to ensure that there are equal opportunities for women and minorities,” Hightman told InsideCounsel. “We all have to be sure that we’re alert to the needs to bringing women on board with an equal opportunity to men.”

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