Karla Robertson, EVP, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Social Responsibility Officer at Pentair, was recognized by Corporate Counsel at its 2022 Women, Influence and Power in Law Awards honoring top women lawyers who have made a remarkable difference in the legal profession.
Robertson was honored as an “Innovative Leader,” recognizing women who are impacting change and developing new strategies for better solutions.
“Innovation is core to Pentair’s business, and Karla embodies what it means to be an innovative leader by successfully driving Pentair’s best practice governance and high performing legal team, while also leading beyond the scope of her traditional legal experience to advance Pentair’s corporate social responsibility program,” said John Stauch, Pentair President and Chief Executive Officer.
Robertson joined Pentair in 2017 and was appointed to the role of Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, overseeing all aspects of legal, corporate governance, compliance, privacy and insurance matters. Her scope quickly grew through partnership with the executive leadership team and Board on governance related topics, which included environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. In 2020, she was appointed to the additional role of Chief Social Responsibility Officer where she has worked with Pentair’s Board and executive leadership team to align the company’s social responsibility strategy with its purpose, values, and business. In this role, Robertson has created Pentair’s social responsibility program consisting of a dedicated centralized corporate team focusing on working with cross functional teams and employees across the enterprise to advance the company’s social responsibility strategy, targets and efforts.
The Corporate Counsel 2022 Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards honor general counsel, in-house leaders and law firm partners who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the empowerment of women in law. The women were honored at an awards dinner on October 18, 2022 at the Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference in Washington, D.C. View the complete list of honorees here.