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Oct 28, 2020

Joanna Brand is a true global citizen, born in Brazil, she’s lived in Trinidad, the United States, the Netherlands and Australia.

Her time at Duke University in North Carolina and later, Harvard Law School was punctuated by the sudden and tragic death of her father, a loss which continues to resonate as she weighs up some big questions.

Her approach to networking matches her thoughts on board positions - it’s not simply who you know, it’s about trust and who can vouch for you.

“Networking can be a dirty word but I’d say the last 6 or 7 jobs I’ve got were not advertised .. how do you stay front of mind for people but in a way that’s authentic?”

“You run with someone who’s faster than you, you can run faster so I like being the dumbest person in the room .. because that’s how you learn.”

“(Recognising your mortality) it starts to tip your decision making about how you want to spend your time and what’s important - so they’re big questions.”


Breaking into boards - your place in the collective

Networking with authenticity

Harvard Law and the US college experience

Matching your values alignment - it’s not always what it seems

The career trajectory - when isn’t it onwards and upwards?

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Host: Alex Correa - Career Coach in Law

Brought to you by Alex Correa Executive  

With thanks to our guest : Joanna Brand

Friends in Law is edited and engineered by Cold Ghost (aka Fletcher Babb)  

Produced by Bern Young