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As vice president and deputy general counsel at Scholastic, Linda Gadsby ’92 is responsible for handling all labor and employment law issues for the company’s 7,000 domestic employees, as well as international labor and employment issues in locations including the UK and Canada. NYU Law’s Women of Color Collective honored Gadsby with this year’s Woman of Distinction Award, recognizing her work both as an attorney and as a mentor and advocate.
“Building bridges is what I do,” Gadsby said of her position at Scholastic, noting that she serves as a liaison between employees and employers. Indeed, it is a theme throughout her work and life. Gadsby also emphasized the importance of building bridges outside of one’s personal career and making sure to give back by creating opportunities for others. “We are our sisters’ keepers, and I truly believe that we will rise or fall together,” she said. “Make a commitment to take one girl under your wing and serve as a mentor to her…. There’s no greater pleasure than being able to help another person succeed.”