In its second quarter 2021 feature, the publication honored Shishima among a select group that are considered "confident, determined, high-performing, purpose-driven professionals who create value for their coworkers, customers, community and, of course, the organizations where they contribute their talents."
Shishima, an accomplished IP and patent law lawyer with a Ph.D. in molecular biology—especially in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical apparatuses—was recognized for her willingness to mentor and support the next generation of leaders as well as for her commitment to the community.
"The ability to connect is especially important for those more likely to be the targets of unconscious bias and for those in underrepresented groups who may be at a greater risk for marginalization," Shishima said. "As the Chief Strategy and Operations Partner, I want to be sure we maximize opportunities to connect with one another in order to minimize unconscious biases that can be impediments to a fulfilling legal career."
Published since 1999, Profiles in Diversity Journal promotes and advances diversity and inclusion in the corporate, government, nonprofit, higher education and military sectors, according to the publisher.