Partner Wanda Woo (Hong Kong-Capital Markets) has been featured as a “Voice of Experience” on The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business.
In her profile, Wanda shares how Shearman & Sterling has provided a supportive environment that values gender equality and flexibility, which allowed her to strike a balance in the roles she fulfils as a partner and a mother of three. “If you have the right skills and are prepared, don’t be afraid when the opportunity comes to you. No one can tell you it’s not possible,” she says.
Wanda believes in the significance of loving what you do, especially if you are carving out your own possibilities. “If you have the passion for the work, there’s always a way. Pick the right field, pick the right industry, pick the right job that you have passion for,” she says. Her passion for helping companies achieve IPO status, coupled with her dedication to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) values have provided her with fulfilling work. Wanda also discusses the essential qualities for developing and stewarding client relationships, which include authenticity, reliability, and trustworthiness.