Inspirational Women in Law Awards

The Inspirational Women in Law Awards seek to identify individuals from across the legal profession who are leading the way in improving equality and diversity. A staple of the work of the First 100 Years, the Awards reached their fifth year in 2020 and were hosted by the Next 100 Years, culminating in a virtual Awards ceremony. You can find out all about 2019’s Awards here.

We were thrilled to announce the winners and celebrate the finalists of this year’s Awards at an online ceremony, which took place on the 5th of November 2020. During the ceremony, we:

  • Received a special opening address from Lucy Frazer QC MP, Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice
  • Announced our winners and watched an acceptance speech from each of them
  • Were honoured to welcome our Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Cherie Blair QC, who delivered a speech touching on her career and the importance of the continued fight for true equality and diversity
  • Enjoyed an interview between Georgia Dawson, Senior Partner Elect at Freshfields, and our founder, Dana Denis Smith (watch here)

The winners of the Inspirational Women in Law Awards 2020 are: