Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2019 in the July issues of the magazines. Each day, is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2019.

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Today’s spotlight: Jodi R. Bohr

Title: Shareholder and chair of the Professional Women’s Group, Gallagher & Kennedy

Bohr has been representing businesses in avoiding and resolving employment disputes for 15 years. Bohr adeptly counsels clients on a wide array of state and federal employment laws, conducting workplace investigations, performance management issues, and other human resource matters.  She advocates for her clients in federal and state courts as well as before administrative agencies, including the Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Arizona Civil Rights Division, Industrial Commission of Arizona, Office of Special Counsel, and the Occupational Health & Safety Administration.  Her experience both in and out of the courtroom has provided her with unique insights into case strategy, and her practice has made her deftly versed in procedural processes and rules, as well as employment laws and regulations. 

Source of pride:I believe that a healthy workplace is key to long-term success. I’m very proud to consistently assist my clients in a way that allows them to fulfill their legal obligations as an employer, but in also taking the extra step of improving morale and creating a healthy workplace.”

The personality trait that helped you succeed:I’m very persistent. Few things have come easily to me. I’ve had to work hard to overcome obstacles and remain strong when confronting failures.  Being able to get back up and learn from my mistakes and the mistakes of others has helped me get to where I am today.”

The personality trait that got you into trouble:I’m an introvert by nature. This steers me away from the road to success, as my career requires me to make connections with and provide services to others. I was slow to recognize this. Now I spend a bit of every day working on this and going against my nature.”

Best childhood memory:It’s difficult to select just one.  It’s the collective time I spent with family throughout the holidays. The holidays were a time where my large family came together to honor many wonderful traditions and create memories filled with love and inside jokes to be recalled for years to come.”