All professionals could benefit from getting involved with work outside of their day job. MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for: How do you stay motivated at work? is written by Juliet de Baubigny, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Not all attorneys work in private practice. In fact, some don’t work for legal entities at all. Atlanta-based attorney Bisa F. Ajanaku is one of them. She is the associate general counsel for the largest public academic hospital in Georgia. Here, TNJ.com caught up with the busy counselor who, according to industry insiders, has earned a reputation as a “formidable litigator and negotiator.”
Dia Simms, longtime executive at Sean “P.Diddy” Combs’ Blue Flame
Agency, was recently promoted to President, Combs Wine & Spirits. A
2010 Network Journal 40 Under Forty honoree, Simms began working with
Combs nine years ago and rose up through the ranks. Here, we caught up with Simms to talk about her new role as a key player in Combs’ multi-million dollar empire.
Just three months into the New Year, award-winning advertising veteran
Valerie Graves is off to a great start. In February, she, along with her
fellow board members at the Advertising Club of New York, rang the
opening NASDAQ bell! The former chief creative executive at UniWorld Group is even writing a memoir due out later this year. Here, we caught up with Graves to talk about her experiences in a career that spans 30 years.