Janet Dunlap spent 13 years in private law practice at Goodwin Procter in Boston and was a partner in the Technology Companies practice area, where she counseled entrepreneurs and the venture capital firms that invest in emerging companies. While at Goodwin, she established the firm’s pro bono relationship with CWE, creating an on-site internship program to support CWE’s clients.
She left for the business world in 2006 to join Monotype Imaging, a publicly-traded international software company based in Woburn, MA that is a leading provider of typefaces, technology and expertise for creative applications and consumer devices. Janet is Vice President and General Counsel and manages all legal functions, including merger and acquisition activities, and was named a Mass Lawyers Weekly Top Woman in the Law in 2010. She also serves as a volunteer mediator in the Dedham District Court.
Janet has a B.A. in Economics from Franklin and Marshall College and a J.D. from Boston College Law School. She and her husband Tom have two teenagers and live in a 235 year old house in Sharon.
My involvement with CWE began on the training side and expanded to include legal support, both individually and through Goodwin Procter’s intern program, for CWE’s clients. The organization is unique in its mission and I’ve always been happy to be one of the many who share their expertise with the talented, driven women who turn to CWE for support. I always tell my children that hard work isn’t enough and you need to know the rules of the game you’re playing. I recognize and am grateful for the opportunities and advantages I’ve had in my education and work experiences and am thrilled to continue my involvement with CWE to help as many women as possible discover what they’re capable of accomplishing.