Lori L. Winkelman, partner, Quarles & Brady LLP

Winkelman is serving a three-year term as a Ninth Circuit lawyer representative; is vice president of Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court; and is among Southwest Super Lawyers’ Top 25 female lawyers.

Childhood aspiration: “I was a late bloomer and didn’t go to law school until I was in my 30s. I think there are many younger folks who may not know what they want to do and I think it is OK to wait a little bit until you know yourself better.”

Reception: The 2015 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business will be recognized at the Most Influential Women in Arizona Cocktail Party on August 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Chateau Luxe. Click here to purchase tickets.