Zillow COO and GC Kathleen Philips '97 Profiled in Forefront Magazine

From Forefront Magazine:

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both, and be one traveler, long I stood, and looked down one as far as I could… I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

If one can forgive the clichéd use of Robert Frost’s oft-cited poem “The Road Not Taken,” its four stanzas of iambic tetrameter perfectly encapsulate the trepidation found in many of life’s most momentous decisions. While Frost may have had regret in mind when penning the piece, for some the fork in the road need not be a source of self-doubt and critique. Rather, it may be the first step down a path to a life that otherwise could not have been imagined.

For Kathleen Philips, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and General Counsel for the online real estate marketplace Zillow, the fork in the road was met nearly two decades ago. After leaving the Bay Area to accompany her future husband to Washington, D.C., Philips put her career as a paralegal on hold indefinitely. As life would have it, her professional pause would be short-lived.

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