Women in Tech CampaignNovember 16, 2015 – In The News
Emily J. Yukich was featured on the Women in Tech Campaign website. Her full profile can be found on the site, but a synopsis is below.
Tell us your story:
I am involved in the digital space because it’s an area where my clients have the opportunity to make an impact on the world at large.
It was a long and winding road from being an English major in Ohio to being a corporate attorney in Los Angeles helping entrepreneurs get their businesses up and running. And while at least in the beginning of my own career I wasn’t focused on digital media, I did start and run a business for many years (an inner-city Montessori school in Boston). Then when I was ready to move on, I decided on law school and came to California.
I’ve always been drawn to new ventures and new beginnings, and working with entrepreneurs is inspiring and meaningful. Many years ago, on the suggestion of a woman partner and mentor at my first law firm, I got involved with the Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA), whose mission is to help entrepreneurs get funding. LAVA is heavily tech-oriented, and at the time, it had very few women members.