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News Nov 03, 2016

Mercado Featured in ‘Voice of Experience’ Profile on The Glass Hammer

Shearman & Sterling’s Grissel A. Mercado, a New York-based counsel in the Capital Markets Group, was featured as a "Voice of Experience" on The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business.

“To succeed in any industry, you have to create a profile for yourself both internally and externally,” she says.  “Young attorneys tend to focus on delivering excellent work, which is important, but also expected. You also have seek out opportunities to network.”

She encourages young women to speak up. “Nobody is a better advocate for you than yourself,” she says. Women are more apt to think that their work will speak for itself and hesitant to self-promote but as she has become more senior, she sees that male junior associates are more confident about speaking about themselves. “Women need to take more initiative,” she says. “If you’re talking with the team before a call, mention a success, just as a man would.”

Read Grissel A. Mercado's 'Voice of Experience' profile on The Glass Hammer