Tamsen Barrett named 2024 Woman Worth Watching in STEM by Profiles in Diversity Journal

United States Press release - Recognition April 2024

Norton Rose Fulbright partner Tamsen Barrett (Austin) has received Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2024 Women Worth Watching in STEM award.

This annual recognition honored 23 women in STEM who have made strides in their fields and displayed a commitment to mentorship and the empowerment of other women.

“We are proud and honored to feature impressive women in STEM who have distinguished themselves through hard work, determination and no small amount of persistence,” said Profiles in Diversity Journal publisher, James R. Rector. “Each year, the honorees in this category continue to outdo themselves, proving that the sky's the limit for women in these traditionally male dominated fields and for the young, bright and curious women who are considering entering the ranks of STEM.”

Barrett focuses her practice on intellectual property matters including strategic development of patent portfolios through domestic and foreign patent prosecution and clearance. She counsels clients regarding the development, management and commercialization of commercially valuable intellectual property portfolios on a global scale. As an IP lawyer, her STEM background enhances her ability to understand and communicate with her clients.  

Barrett is a consistent advocate for women and diverse lawyers in STEM fields through her roles as Austin Hiring Partner and Developmental Partner for Patents. A steadfast supporter of women interested in joining these fields and a dedicated mentor, she works to increase the retention of women associates at the firm and develop training for successful mentorship programs.  

The honorees of the Women Worth Watching in STEM Award will be profiled in the magazine's upcoming second quarter issue.

Profiles in Diversity Journal is a quarterly publication dedicated to "promoting and advancing diversity, inclusion and equity in the corporate, government, nonprofit, STEM and higher education sectors."