Juliet Murphy Roulhac
Juliet Murphy Roulhac is a Regional Manager of Corporate External Affairs, Florida Power & Light Co. She was recently recognized as one of South Florida’s 2017 Most Influential Women in Business by the South Florida Business Journal and received the Humanitarian Award by the Female Development World Organization and Kiwanis Club of Lauderhill.
#LWW: What are your personal passions or interests in our community particularly as it pertains to our youth?
Mentoring girls, especially those who are at risk or who have low self-esteem. I am a Women of Tomorrow mentor and also support PACE Center for girls. I am also passionate about mentoring women lawyers and currently serve as Chair of the Florida Bar’s Leadership Academy.
#LWW: How do you balance marriage, family, work, and community/bar service?
I do not believe there is such a thing as balance. Sometimes a project takes over and dominates, whereas at other times a family matter takes priority. I clearly communicate my priorities at all times so my professional colleagues, personal friends and family know where my focus is at any given time
#LWW: What is your “magic formula”?
Honesty and Communication.
#LWW: What is your greatest professional achievement to date?
I have been fortunate to receive several awards. Years ago I received the Broward County Bar Young Lawyers Division’s Professionalism award and considered it to be my greatest achievement.
#LWW: And Why?
I was young, it was one of the first awards I ever received, I was the first recipient of that award, and I consider professionalism and reputation to be paramount.
#LWW: What is the most critical issue facing women lawyers in 2017 and beyond?
The profession is a very traditional one, and is still not as open to flexible schedules and the demands of family.
And your recommendations to meeting this challenge?
Be authentic, be creative, and be accountable. If you need more flexibility, take the approach of pitching a business plan – determine what you need, how it would work and show your value to the bottom line.