06 February 2019 at 15:22 BST

New dawn awaits for women in-house group

Women in-house counsel group SunLaw seeking new leadership team as the founders announce they will transition out of their leadership roles.

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The founders of SunLaw, a networking group for women in-house counsel, have announced they are transitioning out of their leadership roles.

Transition moment

Olga Mack, one of SunLaw's founders and the vice president of strategy at Quantstamp Inc, said she and the group's other four founders, Katia Bloom, Fatima Khan, Debbie Rosenbaum and Rebecca Savage, are stepping down to provide other women in the group an opportunity to take on a leadership role. Ms Mack said it was time for ‘a George Washington phenomenon of transition,’ though she said she may stay on in an advisory role. Ms Mack recently took up the new role at Quantstamp and an appointment to the California Law Revision Commission. She said she will still be involved in Women In-house Support Equality, or WISE, another group she co-founded.

New leadership search

Ms Khan, senior director of legal and chief privacy officer at Demandbase, also plans to continue serving in an advisory role on special projects. She said it was time to ‘pass on the torch.’ The group was founded in 2015, when all five founders were in-house counsel based in the Bay Area of San Francisco.  They have since moved on to new roles in San Diego, Los Angeles, Oregon and the East Coast. SunLaw has begun seeking a new leadership team.

 
   
 
 
 

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