Women’s History Month: Chelsea EvansPDF
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Robinson Bradshaw is highlighting women from the firm throughout March. Meet corporate attorney Chelsea Evans.
Describe what you do at Robinson Bradshaw.
I am a corporate lawyer. My practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, lending transactions and health care work.
What do you most enjoy about your job?
I enjoy working with our clients to help them solve complex problems. The most rewarding feeling is helping a client achieve their objectives or solve an issue.
What advice do you have for other women in the workplace?
Develop and lean on your support systems. It’s important to have a network of people who are willing to share their experiences, serve as a sounding board and offer advice as you navigate your career. It’s also important to help the women who follow you. Finally, learn to be kind to yourself. At the end of the day, we are all human, and we are not going to be perfect 24/7/365.
Who is a historical female figure you admire, and why?
Harriet Tubman. She risked her life and freedom numerous times to help enslaved people to freedom. In addition to her work on the Underground Railroad, she successfully led (as a woman in 1863) a military raid and rescued hundreds of enslaved people. She spent her life advocating for the abolishment of slavery and women’s suffrage. I have always admired her bravery, selflessness and commitment to the liberation of enslaved people.
What is one lesson you’ve learned during the COVID-19 pandemic?
The pandemic has really highlighted the fragility of our routines and how things can be upended so quickly. I’ve learned to have an even greater appreciation for time spent with family, friends and new people.
Tell us something about yourself that we wouldn’t learn from your website bio.
Like many people, I got sucked into getting a “pandemic puppy.” I spend a lot of time chasing Stokely, our 7-month-old labradoodle, around the house. Puppies are a lot of work, but he has brought so much joy (and unexpected vet bills) to our lives.