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Vice President, 2018–22
Lynne Zagami ’00 is a leader in the conversation around how startups can deploy technology to improve and enhance their legal operations. She serves as the head of customer success at Shoobx, a software platform that startups use to manage corporate legal activity. She leads the Shoobx client service team and participates in the company’s business development efforts. Previously, she created the role of director of client engagement at Gesmer Updegrove, overseeing the firm’s marketing, business development and client service efforts, following several years as a corporate attorney serving startup clients.
While at Smith, Lynne majored in women’ studies, studied psychology, and sang in the Glee Club and Vibes a cappella group. She also holds a J.D. from New York Law School.
Lynne’s community activities involve advocating for women startup founders. She served as director of community engagement at SheStarts, an organization supporting women founders, and coaches teams in the Babson WIN Lab, an accelerator for women-run companies. She often speaks about gender issues in startup fundraising, including a TEDx talk, “We Can Make Things Better for Women Founders. Here’s How.”
In addition to her current role as vice president of the Alumnae Association Board of Directors, Lynne has worked on several projects that support Smith student and alumnae entrepreneurs. She launched an entrepreneurs’ networking lunch series in Boston, organized visits for Smith students to Boston startups, has served on the selection committee for the Draper Competition, and has spoken about issues facing women entrepreneurs at the Women’s Leadership Conference.