Brown Rudnick is proud to announce the next in our series of events celebrating inspirational and thought-provoking speakers, who will share their professional experiences and achievements. In order to comply with Government advice, this event will take place via a Webex meeting.

Since 2016 Brown Rudnick has been hosting[1] a Women in Business Series, where we ask inspirational women speakers from various areas of business to speak about their careers. The events are designed to promote diversity and in doing so, break down barriers and open the legal profession to more women.  We have had the pleasure of being joined by some excellent speakers since the series began, to name just a few:

Amber Rudd – while she was Home Secretary;

Cressida Dick - Metropolitan Police Commissioner;

Dame Elizabeth Gloster - while she was Vice-President of the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal;

Cath Kidston, MBE – the Fashion Designer;

Christina Blacklaws - the President of the Law Society of England and Wales

The Right honourable Lady Justice Carr

Our programme for 2021 will begin with barrister and author, Alexandra Wilson.

Whilst studying at the University of Oxford, Alexandra was awarded two prestigious scholarships, enabling her to research the impact of police shootings in the US on young people’s attitudes to the police.

Alexandra was awarded the first Queen’s scholarship by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, a scholarship awarded to students showing exceptional promise in a career at the Bar.

Alongside her paid family and criminal law work with 5SAH, Alexandra helps to facilitate access to justice by providing legal representation for disenfranchised minorities and others on a pro-bono basis.

A member of the Criminal Bar Association Social Mobility Committee, Alexandra is passionate about equality and diversity within the legal professional and is a vocal campaigner for better treatment of ethnic minorities within the law and beyond.  

She is the founder of Black Women In Law, an organisation with over 500 members and she also co-founded One Case At A Time, an organisation set up to assist disenfranchised minorities in the legal process.

Her first book, ‘In Black and White: A Young Barrister’s Story of Race and Class in a Broken Justice System’ was published in August 2020. 

 

[1] The audience is predominantly business women (but all are invited), all with a variety of professional and/or legal backgrounds, and the speakers have spoken for approximately 15-20 minutes on their lives and experiences in forging a successful path in their chosen career, with drinks being held before and after.