Sireesha C. Ghanta, a real estate lawyer in the Genuine Parts legal department, was surfing the Web one day in pursuit of her passion — environmental preservation — when she went to one of her favorite sites, And there it was: her dream job.

The Trust for Public Land, a San Francisco-based national nonprofit conservation organization, was looking for another in-house attorney in Atlanta. She applied for the job and soon left Genuine Parts to take it.