Getting Real: A 'Video Podcast' Series: An Interview with Iris Bennett

Hosted by Foley Hoag partner Veronica Jennings to generate dialogue among and build community with women lawyers

These days, we are looking at this widespread remote working scenario as an opportunity to enhance business relationships by reexamining professional boundaries and relying on means such as video conferences and phone calls. This "video podcast" series consists of discussions with female and male attorneys about issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you find them interesting and helpful and we are grateful to all the lawyers who made time to talk with us.

Guest: Iris Bennett, Co-founder, Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC

In today’s episode, Veronica gets real with Iris Bennett, co-founder and leader of the White Collar practice group at Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC, a D.C.-area boutique. Iris shares her thoughts on mentorship in the legal profession, how mentoring is a way to “give back” to the profession and can also be very personally fulfilling, and what her experiences over the course of her legal career, as both mentor and mentee, have taught her about what makes a great mentor. Veronica and Iris also discuss how mentorship can promote personal growth and instill and build the confidence to lead.