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Weinberg College Women: Alumni Career Journeys in Law, Tech, & Finance

Three alumnae spoke with students about their careers in male-dominated industries.

On Tuesday, October 8th, students heard from three women working in tech/healthcare, finance, and law about the unique challenges and opportunities they have faced in these industries. As women in male-dominated industries, they shared insights for young women, and young men, on how to prepare to enter the work world in these fields and quickly move up in their own careers.

get to know the alumni speakers

Emily Wessel Farr '03


Emily practices employment law and general litigation at Farr & Farr, LLC, which she founded in 2015. Her firm serves Illinois businesses from start up to sale, providing both transactional and litigation expertise to defend and promote company interests. She was named as a 2018 Crain's Notable Woman Attorney and a 2019 SuperLawyer.


Kathy Lai '04, '10 MBA



Kathy is passionate about female empowerment and closing the gender gap in healthcare. She leads strategy and finance for Her M.D., a growing movement in female sexual health.



Dianna Di Iorio Henrich '03



Dianna is a Managing Director at GCM Grosvenor, a global alternative asset management firm. Prior to joining Grosvenor 13 years ago, she worked at JPMorgan as an Analyst and Goldman Sachs as a Senior Financial Analyst.




Want to connect with these alumni?

Contact Cassie Petoskey, Director of the Austin J. Waldron Student-Alumni Connections Program, at if you'd like to learn more about connecting with one of these alumni.
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