WILMA’s Leadership Institute: Meet Katherine Corpening
Snapshot of this year's Leadership Institute members
WILMA’s 2022 Leadership Institute, an annual nine-month program, gives area women the opportunity to learn from leaders in the region, visit a range of local companies, and serve as each others’ personal board of directors.
The program is part of WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative, created to help develop more women leaders in our area.
Meet institute member KATHERINE CORPENING.
Title: Assistant Public Defender
Company: NHC Public Defender Office
How long have you been with your current employer?: 7 years
Alma Mater: Wake Forest University/Campbell School of Law
Prior career experience: legal assistant at Public Defender Office
Current Job Responsibilities: I represent indigent clients on misdemeanor and felony charges. I am also responsible for representing clients in Community Recovery Court (substance abuse treatment court) and Community Empowerment Court (mental health court).
Hobbies: I enjoy reading and participating in book clubs, as well as listening to podcasts. I try to take advantage of any good weather and spend time outside with my family.
To learn more about WILMA’s Leadership Institute and Initiative, go to wilmamag.com/women-to-watch.
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