Friday, January 28, 2022 - 9:00am to 10:00am


Power Friday--your weekly NAWBO Greater Philadelphia connection to education and networking!

Purpose is the Reason You Journey

Presented by J. Nicole Martin Lawton of Phoenix Language Services, Inc.

Nicole will talk about her transition, during the heart of the pandemic, from big law to the world of language access. As she assumed the operational control of a 28-year old business which was founded by her father, Nicole experienced the profound impact of her father’s legacy.

Nicole will share how language access is an essential component of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and how fostering language access has become Nicole’s life mission.

Meet the presenter:

J. Nicole Martin Lawton, Esq., MPH is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Language Services, Inc.

Nicole is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and state of New Jersey, with years of experience in health care law.

Nicole practiced health law as a partner at a Philadelphia-headquartered law firm that ranks among the top 100 firms in the country.  She uses her years of experience in health care law in her position with Phoenix, which since 1993 provides professional interpreters and translators to clients in an array of sectors, including the healthcare, legal, corporate, and social services industries, as well as the government.

Under Nicole’s direction, Phoenix has earned its minority and woman-owned business certifications (WBE, MBE, WOSB, SDB, SB). Further, Phoenix has expanded its strategic alliances to enhance the breadth of the remote interpreting services Phoenix offers for its clients, as well as continuing to develop and bring to production Phoenix’s Interpreter Management System™ software.

Nicole is on the Board of Trustees for The Rock School for Dance Education, a proud mom to her two young girls, and is grateful to have her father's legacy live on in her.

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Register to attend

Power Friday is free to attend for both members and guests. There is no limit to how many Power Friday meetings members may attend.  Guests may attend up to 3 Power Friday meetings.