Karen Kerrigan, Seedrs
Taylor Root is proud to be supporting International Women's Day 2018. We have interviewed a selection of our female clients asking them how they are pressing forward for women's gender parity #pressforprogress
Taylor Root interviewed, Karen Kerrigan, Chief Legal Officer, Seedrs
If you could tell your younger self one thing what would it be and why?
Just because someone is older, doesn't mean they are right. Being a great problems solver comes down to two things: experience and striving to see things differently. Anyone can add value on the latter.
How do you motivate yourself and stay motivated?
Continuous learning. I read about a lot of different things, and genuinely believe that knowledge about non-legal matters makes you a better lawyer.
How is gender parity being achieved in your profession and what do you think needs to be done to press for progress?
There is a lot of talk about gender targets at the moment, which sometimes isn't helpful. Achieving parity is about giving both genders the right platforms to compete in a true meritocracy. For women, that might mean things like flexible working and professional coaching rather than trying to hit a quota.