Women’s History Month takeover series: a conversation with Martha Boyd

In honor of Women’s History Month, Platinum Rule Advisors is celebrating a few of our favorite women leaders currently making history and paving the way for others. Throughout the month, our founder, Leonora Williamson, is leading candid conversations with these women and discussing topics such as career advancement, making the most of mistakes, and sharing what other women can learn from their journeys.

We’re kicking off the series with Martha Boyd, shareholder at Baker Donelson in theLabor and Employment Group. Martha counsels clients on a full range of legal, business and employment issues important to government contractors. Before earning her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, she served as an Officer in the U.S. Army. She also served in various Reserve units and the Individual Ready Reserve before joining the 350th Civil Affairs Command in deployment to Iraq to work with the Coalition Provisional Authority headquarters in Baghdad.

In this conversation, Martha shares her insights on the following questions:

  • How did you get where you are today?
  • Why did you decide to go to law school?
  • What was it like to be called to serve on Operation Iraqi Freedom?
  • What hats have you worn at Baker Donelson?
  • What gratifies you most about practicing law?
  • At the onset of the pandemic, you were able to see the importance of businesses addressing COVID-19. How have you helped clients navigate pandemic-related business implications, and how has your thought leadership on the topic evolved?  
  • What has been your ‘best’ mistake in life?
  • What advice would you give your 21-year-old self?
  • Which women history makers do you admire most?

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