Fiona Woolf Lecture 2020 – The challenges of intersectionality – why are there so few black women lawyers in senior leadership roles in the legal profession and what can we do to change this?

This Law Society event is to celebrate the achievements of Dame Fiona Woolf and other inspirational women who have reached senior positions within the profession.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand more about the positive contribution made by women to the profession, and how diversity enhances organisations in the wider legal community
  • Learn the different routes to success based on the personal journeys of accomplished solicitors with similar experiences to you
  • Develop the skills to support and encourage self-confidence to make effective applications to access/progress within the profession


  • I. Stephanie Boyce – Vice president, The Law Society
  • Ariel White Tsimikalis – Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu – New York Attorney and Solicitor of England & Wales with broad expertise in the financial services industry, writer, public speaker and political commentator
  • Sharon Blackman – Managing Director & GC, Citi bank
  • Dame Fiona Woolf DBE 
  • Kellie Scott – Global Product head for Sales Finance within the Global Trade team at JP Morgan

Sign up to attend this virtual event on the Law Society Website.

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