Being the First: New York City Law and Government

A conversation with Georgia Pestana '84
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
6:30 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Someone has to do it first. But what does it take? This new series showcases trailblazers, pioneers, and those who were “the first” in their field. Taking a look at the journey it took to get there, these candid discussions aim to defeat stereotypes and explore strategies to accomplish personal, professional, and societal goals.

Barnard launches the series with Georgia Pestana ’84, an attorney and the first woman and first person of Hispanic heritage to hold the position of First Assistant Corporation Counsel in New York City. In conversation with Dean Avis E. Hinkson ’84, Pestana opens up about the hard work, dedication, and confidence it took to become one of the City’s leading lawyers.

Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early, as this event will be filmed and doors will close promptly at 6:30PM.


Nov. 8, 2017 - 6:30 PM