Women in Leadership in Law

Becoming a woman in leadership in law

I. Stephanie Boyce, president of the Law Society, is joined by Georgia Dawson, senior partner at Freshfields, to discuss Georgia’s journey to leadership and what she’s achieved in her first 100 days as senior partner.

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Their conversation covers:

  • how to accelerate women’s progress in the legal profession
  • the importance of talent identification and management
  • tips for seeking out sponsor-mentors
  • the importance of taking ownership of your career


Georgia Dawson, senior partner at Freshfields

Georgia has a background in internal and regulatory investigations, complex multi-jurisdictional litigation and compliance advice in relation to anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, and human rights.

As a leader, Georgia champions diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. She was named in the Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards 2020 and recognised by the Financial Times in the OUTstanding Top 50 LGBT+ Ally Executive list in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

I. Stephanie Boyce, president of the Law Society of England and Wales

Stephanie is the 177th Law Society president. She is the sixth female, the first black office holder, the first person of colour and the second in-house solicitor in almost fifty years to become president of the Law Society of England and Wales.

Read Stephanie’s presidential plan for 2021 to 2022

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