Martin Bentham
Evening Standard
28 October 2014

Networking group aims to help women reach legal high in City

Five young lawyers from London have begun a campaign to reduce the number of talented women “checking out” of their legal careers in a new attempt to end male domination at the top of the profession.

Sascha Grimm, the group’s chairwoman, said that the idea had been prompted by the absence of networking opportunities for women lawyers at “associate” level, one step below partner.

The other founders of the group are Ellen Hughes-Jones, also from Edwards Wildman Palmer; Sophie Bragg, an employment solicitor at Mishcon de Reya; Suzanne Szczetnikowicz, a senior associate at Shearman and Sterling; and Fatema Orjela, from Kirkland and Ellis.

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