Getting Real: A 'Video Podcast' Series: An Interview with Karen Hogan

Hosted by Foley Hoag partner Veronica Renzi 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: Karen Hogan, Commercial Development Strategist, Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc., CEO & Co-founder, Biorealize, Inc.

In today’s episode, Veronica gets real with Karen Hogan, Commercial Development Strategist at Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc. and CEO and co-founder of Biorealize, Inc., a company born out of the idea of finding missing technologies for biodesign and finding solutions as to how non-scientists can work with living material in innovative ways. Karen talks about approaching her business from a model of servant leadership, where the leadership is in service to those it leads, and how she balances that with making the hard calls that are necessary for a company to succeed. Veronica and Karen also discuss endurance and expansiveness, and how reading great literature can expand a person’s perspective and horizon.