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Deal Us In

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Deal Us In is a podcast brought to you by McGuireWoods and 7 Mile Advisors. Deal Us In promotes the advancement of women in private equity and finance through conversations with women leaders and rising stars in the private equity and finance space. These conversations provide both insights and practical takeaways to inform your deal work and enhance the culture of your organization. If you’re ready to drive the industry toward a more inclusive and diverse environment then, it’s time to come ...
 
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Women have always faced intense pressure to prove themselves and prioritize the needs of others. While it may be more latent these days, the burden is still very much alive. “I really do think that it's worth recognizing that we still, in many ways, live in a patriarchal society,” says Blair Bishop, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. “A lot …
 
When you’re a dealmaker, there’s always a risk that you’ll find yourself stuck in a complicated arbitration if things go awry. Regulatory issues can sneak up on you, so watch out! On this Halloween episode of Deal Us In, McGuireWoods partners and litigation specialists Jodie Lawson and Susan Rodriguez are here to guide you through the haunted maze …
 
In order to fully cultivate the kinds of business relationships that result in lucrative deals, private equity firms are starting to look at designating a person or a team to source the most fruitful deals. For Meahgan O’Grady, who joined Palladium Equity Partners as Director of Business Development earlier in 2021, private equity is exciting becau…
 
People are returning to work in person at offices — but that doesn’t mean everything is back to business as usual. On this episode of Deal Us In, employee benefits and labor attorneys Carolyn Trenda and Dawn Cutlan Stetter continue our two-part conversation about the impacts of the pandemic on the workplace, particularly for women. One thing that h…
 
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers have had to contend with a host of new labor issues. For McGuireWoods lawyers Carolyn Trenda and Dawn Cutlan Stetter, who focus on employee benefits topics and general labor law respectively, the pandemic has changed the kinds of questions their clients are asking. “COVID-19 came on like a tidal w…
 
Women of color face pretty intense challenges when it comes to succeeding in the white male dominated fields of law and private equity. But Mirlande Telfort and Dami Oguntade have constantly hustled for success, and it has paid off with their successful careers at McGuireWoods. Though they have experienced challenges, they’ve both used their unique…
 
Networking events can be challenging at the best of times, but especially so when you’re the only woman in the room. It can feel like every set of eyes is on you, watching and scrutinizing everything you do and say. As 7 Mile Advisors’ Ariail Barker points out in this episode of Deal Us In: “I'm still not seeing myself reflected in a lot of the oth…
 
A time traveler from the 1980s would probably be shocked at how many women hold leadership positions in law firms today — and with scarcely a shoulder pad in sight, thankfully. But dig a little deeper and it’s clear that progress doesn’t equal parity. “About one in five c-suite executives is a woman, and only one in 25 c-suite executives is a woman…
 
Looking back at the history of working women makes it clear how far we’ve come as a society — and in law specifically — but also how far there is to go. As McGuireWoods Partner Phyllis Young puts it in this episode: “It's almost like we started with these bigger issues and it's gotten more refined as far as how we're treating women in the workplace…
 
Halloween is a spooky season known for ghost stories and other terrifying tales. At first blush, recounting transactional law tales may not fit that bill, but this episode may just change your mind. While transactional attorneys see their share of intense and stressful scenarios, what litigators see a year or two down the road when the dust settles…
 
The private equity and investment banking spaces of the finance industry are often perceived as a ‘boys club,’ comprised mainly of male associates. However, as more women occupy this sector, it becomes imperative for companies to strengthen policies that are unique to women who would like to start a family while pursuing a career. In this episode o…
 
Seeing women in business and leadership roles is the norm, demonstrating a significant societal shift over the last decade when it comes to females in the corporate world. Many women are pursuing careers in previously male-dominated professions, including highly-specialized and niche arenas, including forensic accounting in M&A transactions. While …
 
Modern times have shown significant changes when it comes to women in the workplace. More females are getting promotions and career advancements compared to decades ago. Companies are implementing programs that not only support women but also promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. And, while notable gaps remain, the climate for women in …
 
The private equity and finance industries have evolved significantly in recent the years. While the increasing availability of information has led to a faster pace, we’re also seeing more women occupying leadership roles, and being recognized for their skills and efforts – something that was far less common a decade ago. Deal Us In is a new podcast…
 
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