WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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"We serve as outsourced in-house counsel for technology startups, mid-size companies, and finance firms," says Foley. Foley, who graduated from Harvard Law School, started her career practicing at Ropes and Gray. After a number of years, however, she realized that the big firm culture was not her preference. Her brother, who had been general counsel at Forrester, was also ready to take on a new initiative. Similar to Colliers, the Moynihan siblings had grown up in an entrepreneurial family, as their father had started his own successful insurance and investment firm that he continues to oversee with his oldest daughter in Worcester. "I started my firm before I had children, but I greatly appreciate the flexibility it provides me now," Foley states. "Because I often work from home, I feel comfortable with my professional/personal trade- offs. I can hear the children having play dates while I am working, volunteer in their classrooms, be part of the Hunnewell PTO, and do carpools. But I still have something for myself, which is what my mother, who did my father's bookkeeping, always encouraged us to do," she says. Cathy Tai, Kidville Unlike Foley, Cathy Tai, the owner of Kidville, an enrichment facility for newborns to six-year olds, did not start in her current career. "I have my doctorate in music — violin performance, actually," she shares. "I used to teach at Shady Hill and Dana Hall." "This career change happened by happenstance. We were visiting some of my husband's friends in Bethesda and were invited to a Kidville franchise for a playdate. I loved it. I thought it was a great concept to have everything under the same roof — music classes, play space, hair salon, shop, etc. So I started thinking about it, found a 132 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 6 business "appreciate the flexibility it provides"

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