Delaware’s strongest business leaders include women on the front lines of growing their organizations, navigating change and mentoring others who will follow in their footsteps. Delaware Business Times sat down with five women from a cross-section of industries to talk about their journey, and the rewards and challenges of being part of the Delaware business landscape.
Makenzie Windfelder: After I graduated college, I was working as a pharmaceutical sales rep and decided to go back to law school. I went at night because I had a mortgage and couldn’t afford to go back full time. As soon as I graduated, I took a job with McCarter & English, and I have been there for 11 years now. You really can’t get ahead without mentors and advocates, at least in my field, so I think they’re very important. I mostly have had male mentors, with some female, and have found both to be invaluable.