We are now in our 5th year of Brown Rudnick’s Women in Business series, where we have asked inspirational speakers from various areas of business to speak about their careers or current business pursuits and challenges. The events are designed to promote diversity. The audience is predominantly businesswomen, all with a variety of professional and/or legal backgrounds, but the events are open to all. The speakers have spoken on their lives and experiences in forging a successful path in their chosen career. We have had the pleasure of being joined by some excellent speakers since the series began in 2016, including:

  • Kathryn Sargent – the first female tailor on Savile Row
  • Amber Rudd – while she was Home Secretary
  • Cressida Dick – Metropolitan Police Commissioner
  • Cath Kidston, MBE – English Fashion Designer
  • Whitney Hawkings – CEO, FLOWERBX
  • Karen Howes – Founder & Chief Executive, Taylor Howes Designs
  • Inga Beale, DBE – CEO, Lloyds of London
  • Christina Blacklaws – while she was President of the Law Society of England & Wales
  • The Rt Hon. Dame Elizabeth Gloster DBE
  • The Rt Hon. Lady Justice Sue Carr – Lady Justice of Appeal (Watch online
  • Deborah Meaden – Entrepreneur and the BBC’s “Dragons Den” investor (Watch online)
  • Liz Abram – Coach and former military resistance trainer and linguist (Watch online)
  • Amy Bell – Compliance Consultant and former Chair of the Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force (Watch online)
  • Alexandra Wilson – Barrister and Author
  • Elizabeth Barrett – Executive Counsel and Director of Enforcement at the Financial Reporting Council
  • Emma Molvidson – Head of Compliance and Investigations, UBS Group (Watch online)
  • The Baroness Jenkin of Kennington who joined the Lords as a Conservative peer in 2011 (Watch online)
  • Patricia Lee Refo – President of the American Bar Association (Watch online)
  • Shelley Lawson – Co-Founder, Frog Bikes (Watch online)

Stay tuned for details on upcoming Women in Business events or contact Jane Colston or Renauld Clarke for more information.

Future Women in Business guest speakers will include:

  • Thursday 30 September 2021 – Emily O’Reilly, The European Ombudsman, Chaired by Gerald Byrne
  • Thursday 7 October 2021 – Ula Cartwright Finch, Founder, Cortex Capital, Chaired by Ian Weinstein
  • Tuesday 26 October 2021 – Emma Cloney, Director of Go-to-Market Operations, Google Cloud, Chaired by Jane Colston

The Brown Rudnick Women in Business speaker series is part of our wider Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) programme of events and speaker initiatives, including sponsorship of events such as the 2nd Global Women Litigator’s Breakfast at IBA Annual Conference and Brown Rudnick’s Women in Business Hour.