Diversity & Inclusion Employee Spotlight: Constance Black

We are pleased to spotlight Constance Black this month! Connie is an IP Administrator in the Pharmaceutical Practice and works remotely from North Carolina.

How long have you been at Wolf Greenfield?
I was hired at Wolf Greenfield six months ago, and time has absolutely flown by! Wolf Greenfield is a phenomenal place to work and I’m excited to see what the future holds.

How has being authentic helped you in your career?
As a remote employee, connecting with people through a screen can be challenging. I believe it is essential to find creative ways to connect with others. So, I admit to sometimes using exclamation points in my emails to add extra warmth and appreciation!

What motivates you to wake up and go to work?
I find it invigorating to work alongside my teammates to achieve common goals. I love my team!

What has been your favorite project/assignment at Wolf Greenfield?
I’m still in training, so you’ll have to check back later! One task I enjoy is editing claims and drafting office action response shells. It may sound nerdy, but there’s something incredibly satisfying about editing claims.

Why is diversity and inclusion in the workplace important to you?
Embracing diversity and inclusion in the workplace resembles wise financial investing because it enables companies and employees to grow and improve exponentially. Diversity and inclusion can enrich every aspect of our lives. I love immersing myself in stories by and about people who are different from me because it broadens my perspective, making me more empathetic and curious, and ultimately, a better person.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
Although I’m ethnically Chinese, my family is from Malaysia, and I even lived in Malaysia for several years as a child. After my family moved back to the States, I studied Mandarin and took Chinese dance lessons for many years, and my dance troupe would perform at various local festivals and Lunar New Year celebrations. For Halloween, I loved dressing up as Mulan! The opportunity to celebrate my heritage while growing up in the US was truly priceless. I am a member of an amazing non-profit called the Philanthropic Educational Organization (aka PEO International), which is located throughout the US and Canada and filled with women who are passionate about furthering women’s education. As a non- traditional student, I received a scholarship from this organization, which changed my life. Today, I’m passionate about giving back by fundraising and connecting with inspiring women. Some of the kindest, most incredible women I have met are PEOs: women helping women reach for the stars. If you are looking for a new way to plug into your community and meet amazing people, I highly recommend connecting with your local PEO chapter!