M. Courtney McCormick, 38 PSEG, General Corporate Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Accomplishments: Handling PSEG's corporate governance and corporate transactions; overseeing the process for appointing new directors to the company board, with a focus on improving gender and ethnic diversity; serving as trustee for Bridge of Books Foundation, which distributes new and gently used books to underprivileged and at-risk children.
Super Power: Leaping tall buildings in a single bound.
What You Wish You'd Known Earlier: "Early mistakes and failures will prove invaluable later in your career, provided you are capable of learning from them and moving on."
Steps to Balance Life and Work: "You have to set priorities that are appropriate to your life and values, while recognizing that you can't be in control of all things at all times. Ensuring you have the support of those you love and trust is critical, as is taking time for yourself when you can."
With $1 Million to Donate, You Would Support: "Improving access to better educa- tional opportunities in low-income areas, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. We have untapped human capital, and too many promising young people are being left behind."
M. Courtney McCormick
Newark, Essex County
Superhero Name: Superwoman