Constance Beverley is the CEO of the Share Winter Foundation, a grantmaking organization working to improve the lives, health, and fitness of youth through winter sports. Share Winter Foundation is also working to create a more diverse, inclusive, and welcoming winter sports community.
Before joining the Share Winter Foundation, Constance was an attorney on Wall Street, representing large financial firms for more than six years. She then went on to work with other snow sports organizations, including The Kelly Clark Foundation, SheJumps, STOKED, and Boarding For Breast Cancer. When she first joined the Share Winter Foundation on their Board of Directors, Constance gained valuable insight into where the organization had been. Now, she’s using her legal skills to help shape its future.
Constance earned her bachelor’s degree from St. Louis University, her law degree from Hofstra University, her executive certificate in sports philanthropy from the George Washington University School of Business, and her certificate in financial success for nonprofits from Cornell.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- Constance Beverley shares her background in snow sports and why they’re so important to her
- How Constance’s time in law school impacted her career
- Why Constance moved from big law to the nonprofit world
- What is the Share Winter Foundation, and how does it impact communities?
- The law skills that have helped Constance thrive in her current role
- How Constance deals with common communication challenges
- The value of slowing down and checking your expectations
In this episode…
An education in law provides critical thinking skills that can help you diffuse any issue with facts, evidence, and policy. When faced with a challenge, lawyers can articulate what really matters. But how can you use these skills to affect societal change?
Moving from corporate law to the nonprofit sector, Constance Beverley now uses her skills to innovate outside of the legal industry. Working in the snow sports space — which is often an elite community — Constance realized that many kids were being turned away from opportunities. But this isn’t unique to winter sports; it goes back to the same underlying systems of oppression, classism, and racism that we see in all industries. Armed with her legal knowledge, she has the power to drive change.
In this episode of The Lawyer’s Edge Podcast, Elise Holtzman sits down with Constance Beverley, CEO of the Share Winter Foundation, to talk about using legal skills to impact societal change. Constance discusses how she translated her skills from big law to the nonprofit world, how lawyers can work through communication challenges, and the top legal skills that can be applied to any industry.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Elise Holtzman on LinkedIn
- The Lawyer’s Edge
- Constance Beverley on LinkedIn
- Share Winter Foundation
- Michael Katzen on LinkedIn
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