Whole Lawyer Project 10 – Blossom Kan

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Blossom Kan, Assistant General Counsel at MetLife and novelist, on unconscious bias, self-advocacy, and taking ownership of your aspirations.

Blossom is a powerhouse lawyer at MetLife, an author of two fiction novels, and a graduate of Yale College and NYU School of Law. Together, we explore what it was like growing up as the only Asian kid in her Bronx neighborhood, how she managed to write novels in her spare time working in BigLaw, and how she has continued to grow throughout her 14-year tenure at MetLife.  Drawing on lessons from her own past, Blossom also offers practical tips and strategies on how Asian American attorneys can combat the bamboo ceiling and how we can take agency over our own success (pro tip: remember that self-advocacy is different from bragging — so advocate for yourself like you advocate for your own clients).