Woman of the Week – Susan Rector

Julie  -  Oct 09, 2012  -  No Comments

Each week, we feature a fantastic new woman 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.

Susan Rector

My Current Job/Company:
I am a Partner with regional law firm Ice Miller LLP, based in Indy (successor to Schottenstein Zox and Dunn)

My Birthdate:
February 14th (thank goodness my mother didn’t listen to her aunt who wanted to name me Valentina)

My Work:
I work with smart, creative people to help them protect their intellectual property and grow their businesses. I particularly enjoy working with women business owners and executives.

My Passion:
I am passionate about life and seek out experiences to live life to the fullest and improve the communities of which I am a part.

My Family:
Neil, my husband of 31 years, my biggest cheerleader and personal chef.

My Heroes:
Field researchers who devote their lives to improving the circumstances for wildlife worldwide.

My Escape:
Any vacation — whether three days or three weeks — to get away and experience something very different.

My Pet Peeve:

Narrow-minded people

My Indulgence:
Red wine. Dark chocolate. Great filet. Preferably at one sitting.

My Roots:
Small town. Big hearts. Values to live by.

My Future:

My Love:
Without a doubt, Neil is the love of my life.

My Movie:
Annie. It reminds me that the sun will come out tomorrow…….

My Quote on Life:
“You get out of it [life], what you put into it.”

My Accessories:
Scarves and Victorian jewelry

My Advice to Young Women:
Find a career that matches your internal job description. Consider working for yourself and building a business where you won’t have bosses, only customers.

How I Balance it All……………
I am reminded of Felicity Huffman’s quote: “I juggle everything and balance nothing.” I do the best I can, but sometimes feel like the circus clown spinning a plate atop many sticks without breaking any. Easier said than done.

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