Women Who Lead



Zetzer Fellow, 4 other alumnae selected for Women Who Lead class of 2020 

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law graduates make up close to half of Maryland Daily Record’s Women Who Lead Initiative class of 2020.  

The group is participating in a yearlong program, including networking events with Circle of Excellence and Icon women leaders and small-group conversations focused on topics that affect women leaders. The 2020 classs first meeting was at the Women Who Lead Legislative Summit in Annapolis, Maryland, on Feb. 24. The group will be recognized at a Leading Women event in December. 

One notable winner is Cara O’Brien ’07. While a student, O’Brien participated in the law school’s Women, Leadership, and Equality Program and was a Rose Zetzer Fellowa program offering advanced opportunities for research and practice in the area of gender equality and the law. Women, Leadership, and Equality is the first and only program of its kind in the nation. 

2020 Women Who Lead Maryland Carey Law alumnae: 

Cara Frieman ’10 
Special Counsel to the State’s Attorney 
Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office 

Delora Sanchez Ifekauche ’06 
Lobbyist 
Cornerstone Government Affairs 

Cara O’Brien ’07 
Attorney 
The Law Office of Evan K. Thalenberg 

Julie Reddig ’05 
Attorney 
Lerch, Early & Brewer 

Alyssa Thorn ’14 
Attorney 
Kennedy Krieger Institute 


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