Linda Lattimore is a dedicated and passionate collaborator and visionary. In 2006, Linda founded the Women’s Global Network, a business networking organization in California and Texas for professional women seeking to enhance their careers and support network. She went on to launch the WGN Global Fund, a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to support women, both domestically and internationally, who require financial assistance and education to start and grow their businesses. Through its Global Business Partners program, WGN Global Fund supports women through microfinance projects in Tanzania, Zambia, Mexico, Zambia, Honduras and Peru. It also manages the Collective I program, an educational program for junior and senior high school girls interested in social enterprise. This program teaches them at an early age that it is possible to have a profitable and thriving business even as you give back to the world.
Linda is a seasoned lawyer, corporate executive and business strategist. Her skills and experience, both domestically and internationally, as both a General Counsel and litigator enable her to articulate and represent the needs of her clients – across industries, segments and geographies. Linda has worked as the General Counsel for a number of multi-national clients including INOVA Geophysical, Mosbacher Energy and Telmex USA, Division Counsel for Dresser Inc., and the Chief of the Fraud Section of the US Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Texas where she first chaired many noteworthy trials. An American who lived for eight years in Peru and Mexico, Linda is fluent in Spanish, conversant in French and has traveled extensively throughout Europe, China and South America with her work as international corporate counsel. Most importantly, she understands and can represent the issues that are unique, and distinct, to these cultures and to the markets her clients serve.
Linda is a well-regarded speaker and publisher on social enterprise, corporate social responsibility and sustainable leadership. As a woman in a predominantly male sector of the workforce and the mother of two outstanding young women, Linda believes strongly in the need to mentor women and to encourage their personal and professional growth and has received the International Humanitarian award from Ten Thousand Villages as well as being nominated as Woman of the Year for both San Diego Magazine and Austin Woman Magazine.