May Bank Holiday Blog

Main Image for Blogs I am so thrilled to be nominated as a positive role model in the national diversity awards.
You see I am especially chuffed because what I do is not for awards but if I inspire one person then it’s enough. Diversity Nomination This nomination goes to a public vote so I’d be grateful to anyone who could vote for me.
Vote Here:

It has forced me think about what I do. The Covid-19 lockdown has been so especially poignant for me as I am in shielding.

Well what I am trying to do is be a #leader.

A leader in the law and a leader in business who inspires others.
I lead an organisation called Women in the Law and Business UK and am trying to lead through a crisis. To do this I took my work online in the form of webinars and brought education and training in personal development to the masses.

Long before I set up Women in the Law UK formally, I spoke in schools about the law and the role of the law in society to inspire children. I spoke in colleges and secondary schools as part of the Bar Speakers in Schools programme and also to organisations about the importance of diversity in the work place. By way of example, last year I spoke to boys for example at a school in Shropshire and then invited to speak to hundreds of law students and aspiring barristers from Oxford to Cambridge to Warwick to St. Andrews.

As an experienced NED I feel it’s important to contribute. I sit on three boards to utilise and develop my skills for free to the following boards in the arts in housing and education.

  • Royal Exchange Theatre
  • Camberwell Park school
  • Arrawak Walton Housing Association
  • formerly I was also Non Exec Director at Fintech Codethink

But for me positive role modelling is setting good examples, doing things my children would be proud of.

I would love to win.

If I win I will wear a dress by CAREAUX to help promote the two sisters behind this brilliant sustainable brand.

You can vote for me here –

Last week I did an Instagram live with Amanda Adeola otherwise known as the Chronicles of a Family Lawyer. We did a Q&A about law to help young BAME people thinking about entering the law.

I am learning all these new technologies all the time, good for keeping the brain going during Covid-19 J

Next week I am doing a Facebook live with Sharon Amesu a former lawyer and LinkedIn live with Janine Esbrand.

All amazing women doing great things after leaving the law.

Finally, women I admire.

Gail Health thank you.

I4%VBxy7RHehQzytNmm1UA The rise of domestic violence spurred me to take action, practical help for those fleeing and in need of rehousing. I donated clothes, children’s clothes and toiletries.
I am so proud to be an ambassador for the Pankhurst Centre which is also the home to Women’s Aid Manchester.

Women who inspire me.

You see, Gail, (Gail Heath CEO of the Pankhurst Centre) one day she is on BBC news discussing the plight of these women the next she is collecting much needed donations.

Thank you to all those who donated to my cause. You see mental health awareness theme has been kindness.

I try to be kind in the smallest ways possible. This pandemic has made people kinder we are told. For many of us we were already

So proud

& looking forward to launching #womeninthelawukkidsz club ran by kids.

Until next time stay safe and stay alert during the Covid-19.

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend.