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Karen Young is a wife, mom and attorney. She’s the Founder and CEO of Hayes Young Law, in fact. Her law practice serves the legal needs of businesses and non-profit entities of all shapes and sizes. More specifically, according to HYL website, “Our firm empowers women and minority-led businesses, organizations, and social entrepreneurs, fostering their success through tailored legal support and advocacy.” She’s not just an attorney, she’s her clients’ ally. Tell us more, Karen!
My Maven Superpower is … Proofreading
Self-care habit I swear by … Mindfulness – really learning how to do this
My first job was … Corn detassling
The best career advice I can offer is … Good things are hard to do. Stick with it. Meet others all the time.
A purchase I’ve been loving lately is … Green summery Michael Kors bag from FB Marketplace
I feel most confident when … I’m showered and in clothes that fit and feel right – and my purse and car are cleaned out.
My favorite local restaurant dish is … Guacamole from Bakersfield
The thing I’ve been binging lately is … Suits – I know, I’m very late to the game
A fun fact about me is … I played soccer in college
The skill I most want to learn is … Rowing or rock climbing
A Maven you should know is … Leslie Bailey, of course
My favorite nonprofit to support is … Exodus Refugee Center
What have you achieved recently that you’d like to celebrate with our community?
By the time this publication is issued, I will have secured 200 clients – over 80% of them are women and minority-owned businesses and nonprofit orgs.
What’s next for you? What can we expect to see over the next few years?
Hiring a few more lawyers, but keeping the firm majority owned by women and minority lawyers.