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Women of Influence: Angie Lloyd, Ohio Access to Justice Foundation executive director


For Angie Lloyd, her first impulse when presented with a career opportunity that seems "fun and interesting" is to say yes. That, in a nutshell, is how she decided to become executive director of the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation (previously the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation) in 2011. And it changed many things about her daily life – including how people reacted to her when she approached. "i used to be a litigator, so when people would see me coming down the hall they would turn and walk the other way, because I could be serving them with something or asking for something they didn't want," Lloyd said. "And then I decided to say yes and become the director of the foundation, and now that we give money away people come at me when I'm walking down the hallway." LLoyd talked about her career transition and how it has and hasn't changed her daily life during our Women of Influence podcast. Check out the full episode to learn more about that, hear the harrowing story of how she decided to be a lawyer, and to find out what the Ohio Justice Bus does.


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