Paula Edgar

Esquisite Paths: Chaumtoli Huq

Chaumtoli Huq is a dedicated advocate for her clients as well as a devoted partner and mother.  Prior to our conversation, I had heard a lot about her through professional circles, but we had only met in person once, so I was excited to hear her story.  During our conversation, I learned that we have several things in common, including a childhood aspiration to be an In Living Color “Fly Girl”, being the child of immigrant parents and that we are both lucky enough to have fantastic, supportive partners who support us in our careers and in parenting our children.…

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Paula Edgar

Esquisite Paths: Rhonda Powell

Rhonda Powell is someone I truly admire.  She is intelligent, savvy and charismatic. She has a formidable sense of confidence that leads you to believe that she can accomplish anything she puts her mind to.   Rhonda’s path has led her to many different positions, including being an assistant buyer at Bloomingdales, an associate at three law firms and in-house attorney at two large corporations. During our conversation, we discussed, among other things,  having patience during times of adversity and her current position, which combines her love of food and her legal/business skills.  I was inspired by Rhonda’s Esquisite Path and…

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Paula Edgar

Esquisite Paths: Carolyn Edgar

Carolyn Edgar is a dynamo.  She is a respected professional, mother of two, writer, blogger and speaker.   Despite our having the same last name, I am not related to her, but I wish that we were related!  She constantly makes me smile when I read her blog posts and her Twitter updates because of her quick wit and her savvy insight.   During our conversation, we discussed dealing with bias in the workplace, overcoming personal challenges, and finding the time for both your passion and your profession.  I am positive that you will be inspired by her Esquisite Path. Enjoy. Name:…

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Paula Edgar

Esquisite Paths: Sunu P. Chandy

I’ve known Sunu Chandy for several years now – we have several friends in common and she’s been a panelist at different events I’ve planned.  I knew that she is a passionate and dynamic advocate for civil rights and that she has been involved in several high profile cases, but I was excited to learn much more about her.     During our conversation, I learned that we have much in common, including a connection to Jamaica, a passion for writing and we are both driven by the personal connections we make in our work.  I hope you enjoy the interview…

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Paula Edgar

Esquisite Paths: Rhonda Joy McLean

Rhonda Joy McLean is an inspiration.  I first met Rhonda briefly when she was honored at the Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA)’s 30th Anniversary gala.  One of my mentors took me to the event and told me that I had to meet her.   Rhonda has the type of spirit that makes you want to hug her often and sit cross-legged in her living room listening to her tell stories.  I was excited to learn more about her path as an attorney in New York City.  During our conversation, Rhonda spoke about many topics, including her experience integrating an all-white…

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Paula Edgar

Esquisite Paths: Jenny Rivera

Jenny Rivera was one of my favorite professors in law school (she taught my property class) and I have considered her a role model since then. She is straight laced, well respected, inspiring and on top of her game.  I truly enjoyed our conversation.  During the interview, I found that we had a few things in common including the fact that we both enjoy watching law-related television and visiting the Museum of Natural History.  Jenny spoke about the sacrifice her mother made when she moved their family from Puerto Rico to New York; she discussed overcoming a significant teaching challenge…

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Paula Edgar

Esquisite Paths: Sheila Boston

I wanted to write this column to tap into the sisterhood we all share and the special sorority we all join when we get a JD. I hope that the women I introduce to you in this column will serve as legal role models and virtual mentors – and I think that my first subject is a fantastic start! You’ll have to excuse me - during interviews I teeter between the roles of interested colleague, young attorney, adoring fan and nosey neighbor. When deciding who I would interview first for this column, I knew I wanted to speak with Sheila…

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