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Our Honorees

Sang J. Lee

Chief Executive Officer, Volta Talent Strategies, LLC
Owner and Co-Founder, jurdu.com
Owner and Co-Founder, SJL Attorney Search, LLC

Woman of Distinction

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Sang Lee is the CEO of Volta Talent Strategies, LLC, a national management consultancy that is focused on the legal sector, and also the Founder and Owner of SJL Attorney Search, LLC, a NYC-based legal recruiting company that is consistently ranked one of the city’s premier legal talent companies. Interested in leveraging her industry knowledge and broad-based insight into the legal market, Sang also recently launched jurdu.com, a digital community for lawyers (and future lawyers) that she hopes will revolutionize hiring practices in the legal industry. 

In each endeavor, Sang brings her passion for helping lawyers and law firms connect, thrive and develop. With over two decades of experience in the industry, Sang has established herself as a go-to advisor on every aspect of legal talent management for AmLaw 200 firms and other sophisticated legal-sector employers. Her expertise has made her one of the industry’s most highly regarded executive coaches and consultants for law firm managing partners and practice group leaders. She speaks at law firm partner retreats, bar committee programs and legal-sector panels, as well as at conferences run by major industry organizations. She is currently writing a book that explores intersectionality and leadership. Sang is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School, Brown University and Georgetown University Law Center.

Born in Seoul and raised in Queens, New York, Sang attributes her strong entrepreneurial spirit to her immigrant roots and family culture.  She was a board member of Girls Write Now for four years and is actively involved with the Melting Pot Foundation, a culinary school in Brownsville. She is on the Board of Trustees for Poly Prep Country Day School. Sang and her husband, Chris, are proud parents to Ben and Emily, and their two dogs, Kimchee and Charlie. When she isn’t traveling for work, Sang is happiest in her kitchen in Park Slope, creating recipes to feed her family and friends.

Cara Stein

Chief Talent Officer, NBCUniversal

Woman of Distinction

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Cara Stein is Chief Talent Officer and Senior Vice President for NBCUniversal, a newly created position that she was appointed to in June 2011. She is responsible for talent management, including hiring staff, executive development. Since joining the company, she has been a trailblazer in how the company hires, trains and retains talent throughout NBCUniversal.

Stein and team have developed a series of unique leadership experiences for executives at all levels of the company. Under Stein's leadership, the NBCUniversal Talent Lab was created with the purpose of creating a more strategic, well-informed and engaged workforce. She has also modernized the traditional employee survey and performance feedback process at the company. Stein's currently re-imagining the early career development programs, including the premier Page Program, NBCUniversal's longest running franchise. Stein is currently working on a company-wide initiative to maintain and nurture an inclusive environment for women across the entire NBCUniversal Portfolio.

Stein spearheads the NBCUniversal women's initiative, HERE SHE CAN, focused on respect, equity and opportunity for women at all stages of their career at NBCUniversal.

Prior to her work at NBCUniversal, Stein served as partner and television packaging agent at WME, a worldwide leader in the talent representation industry. Stein represented numerous well-known writers and producers for both late night and prime time television series. She also represented actors who built their own production companies, most notably Whoopi Goldberg. Stein also oversaw operations and human resources for the WME New York office during her 25 years at WME and its predecessor, the William Morris Agency, which represented some of the most well-known entertainers of the 20th century. Stein served on the Board of Directors at WMA and subsequently was a senior partner at WME.

Widely known and highly regarded for identifying talent and developing careers, Stein has been named by The Hollywood Reporter in its Women in Entertainment Power 100.

Born and raised in Huntington, N.Y., Stein is a graduate of Grinnell College, and she is married to Dr. Barry Rosenfeld, a forensic psychologist and professor at Fordham University. They reside in Manhattan with their three daughters; Jane, Kate and Anna.