W&M Women in Law Breakfast & Business Cards in Boston

Time: Tuesday, April 25 | 7:30 - 9:00 AM
Location: Ropes & Gray | Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston Street | Boston, MA

Michael Steelman, Director of Alumni Career Management and Professional Networks

This breakfast is designed to bring together the legal community of W&M alumnae in the Boston region for networking and a discussion on “Creating Your Brand” with leadership development coach and strategic communications expert, Sarah Friedell O’Connell ’88.  Bring your business cards and join us for conversation, camaraderie and networking among W&M alumnae.

Event Program:
7:30 – 8:00 AM – Breakfast and Networking
8:00 – 8:30 AM – Creating Your Brand with Sarah Friedell O’Connell ’88
8:30 – 9:00 AM – Networking

Guest Speaker:


Sarah Friedell O'Connell ‘88, Partner at Essex Partners, brings over 23 years of business experience, as well as career management expertise, to her work with senior leaders.  As a former communications executive and spokeswoman for Fidelity Investments and Harvard University, Sarah has a keen talent for helping clients develop their personal branding and messaging to effectively position themselves in the marketplace.  As an experienced career consultant, Sarah’s guidance has also enabled executives to achieve greater success and satisfaction both in and beyond the workplace.

Sarah’s clientele has included major corporations such as Ford Motor Company, Rockwell International, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and BF Goodrich.  As an executive with the American Plastics Council in Washington, DC, her member companies included ExxonMobil, Occidental Petroleum, Dow Chemical, and DuPont.  This extensive experience with multi-national corporations and complex institutions, blended with her communications expertise, gives Sarah a unique perspective in advising clients on career advancement within a wide range of organizational environments.