DWT Diversity

G. Roxanne Elings

Partner

Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Year you joined DWT: 2013

How you describe your work to a kid: I used to tell my children that part of my job is to learn the truth as a way of letting them know they couldn’t hide anything from me. That worked until they became teenagers. I’ve also told them my work is like school, where I’m always learning, there is a lot of homework, and I have to pull all-nighters!

Diversity hero: There are so many, but several close to my personal orbit are Gus Trowbridge and Michele Sola, and faculty of Manhattan Country School because they have created a truly diverse learning community where children are inspired to champion excellence, justice, compassion, and peace. The world is a better place because of MCS alum.

Why you serve on the diversity committee: I’ve experienced the isolation and challenges of being part of a profession that traditionally excluded women. I want to help build a professional model that includes and reflects a more diverse society.

Personal goal in five years: Live in the present and enjoy.

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