The Rising Star awards, from leading website for professional women WeAreTheCity, were introduced to showcase the UK pipeline of female talent below management and to create 100 female role models across 20 different industries and professions. The awards also included a new category in 2016 which celebrates the efforts of senior individuals who champion gender equality both within and outside of their organisations.
Claudine was one of five women singled out in the legal profession and praised for her commitment to diversity, particularly ethnicity and social mobility issues affecting young people. Claudine founded and runs The Student Development Co. CIC, a non-profit organisation which provides career related support to 16 to 24 year olds from less privileged backgrounds and has to date supported 150 young people.
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