Lisa Passante has been Interim Executive Director of DirectWomen since November, 2016. Prior to joining DirectWomen, Lisa was Vice-President and Associate General Counsel at Thomson Reuters, where she served as the senior U.S.-based legal advisor to the Intellectual Property & Science business unit. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Lisa was a member of the legal department of DuPont for 19 years, where she served in a variety of capacities, including General Counsel for DuPont Performance Coatings through its transition from DuPont to a privately held company, and where she was the founder of the acclaimed DuPont Women Lawyers’ Network. Lisa served as President of the National Association of Women Lawyers in 2014-15. She was co-chair of the Delaware Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section from 2010 to 2013, and is a member of the Philadelphia Forum of Executive Women, an active committee member for the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls and on the leadership circle of Vision 2020. She is a graduate of the Villanova University School of Law.