Based in New York, Brie Neumann is a legal associate working in the private equity industry. Often finding females the minority in her industry, Brie developed a passion for supporting female leaders. No matter what she’s doing, Brie prides herself on her discipline and determination to chase after her goals. Brie believes that women have the ability to thrive in any industry, even if the odds may seem stacked against them, and aims to be an example of that philosophy.
Female empowerment has always been important to Brie. Throughout her life, she found herself drawn to activities that support women in leadership.
When she was attending Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Brie Neumann worked towards a double major. She graduated with the highest honors in both a BA in Psychology and a BA in Global Studies. She was also a President’s Scholar Recipient, a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society, a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and a member of the Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society.
During her college years, Brie Neumann coordinated a program at Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services for teenage girls (ages 11-14) to help them focus on issues such as self-esteem, body image, peer pressure, and team building. She connected them with positive female role models in their community and brought in women who owned local businesses to run interactive programs and talk to the girls about their stories. She also coordinated and ran a weeklong leadership conference for high school students. In addition, Brie was a member of Leadership Lehigh – a leadership program that focused on intensive individual skill development and practical group work.
Brie Neumann also believes a true leader should be an active member of the community and set a good example. She personally founded and implemented a girls’ reading group at the local middle school after learning that the local community had a lot of issues with poverty and crime. Many students lacked individualized attention or motivation to succeed. The program was a great way to get young girls involved in after-school programs that encouraged them to read and challenge themselves, and also connected them with positive female role models at Lehigh who were high achievers.
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Direction & Vision
Brie’s direction turned towards the world of law upon graduation, so she set her sights on obtaining a law degree. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, District of Columbia. In addition to receiving her degree, Brie Neumann was also an active participant in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. After graduating, Brie was admitted to the New York Bar Association.
While in law school, Brie took a position with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, DC. She was drawn to the fact that the agency administers and enforces civil rights laws against workplace discrimination. Working in her role as an enforcement intern, Brie analyzed case files to make sure they were compliant with discrimination laws and conducted intake interviews. Brie’s next job was as a judicial intern for the Honorable Craig Iscoe on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. During this time, she researched and drafted judicial orders on many civil cases.
After this, Brie spent several years working as a corporate lawyer at a top New York firm. In 2019, Brie transitioned to a private investment fund where she sits on an all-female legal team. Brie is inspired by the power of this team and aims to continue her advocacy for women in leadership.