Woman of the Week: Julie Presas

Caroline  -  Mar 10, 2014  -  No Comments

Here at Executive Elements, we like to feature fantastic women we think you should know. Some of these women are clients, some are friends, some are women we’ve only just met. But they all have this in common: they are dynamic, interesting gals who have agreed to share with us their insights and secrets to success.

Julie Presas

My Current Job/Company:
General Counsel & VP of Legal Services at OCLC

My Birthdate:
08.23.1967

My Work:
Leading the corporate legal function at OCLC, a worldwide library cooperative, providing services and research to improve access to the world’s information. Regardless of what the day brings, I just love this job!

My Passion:
First and foremost, running. I also love being a lawyer (I’m a bit of a workaholic).

My Family:
Several BFFs

My Heroes:
Ted Turner, media mogul & philanthropist
Kathrine Switzer, first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry (5 years before women were officially allowed to compete in it)

My Escape:
Anytime I get out for a run

My Pet Peeve:
Adults who ride their bicycles on the sidewalks

My Indulgence:

Craft Beer (special affinity for IPAs)

My Roots:
Big family from Toledo, Ohio

My Future:
Active, continuing to be energized by tough challenges, perhaps another sub four hour marathon

My Quote on Life:
“Now bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible.” (William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar)

My Accessory:
Fitbit Flex

My Advice to Young Women:
Under-promise and over-deliver

How I Balance it All:
I require very little sleep

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