Laura is Head of Marketing and Business Development at Withers Worldwide. She specialises in all aspects of communication and relationship development in a law firm context, and in the management of legal services provision. She leads a team of 16 people and has been shortlisted as Business Development Professional of the Year 2015 by Modern Law Magazine. She was part of the team establishing and growing a thriving Women’s Network at Withers and works alongside her colleagues there to provide a varied programme of talks and networking opportunities for everyone at the London office of the firm. She is particularly interested in the impact gendered language and assumptions have on the treatment and experience of both men and women in the workplace and beyond.
The project is vital as there is still so much to be done to achieve gender equality in the legal sector and more broadly, and what better way to do it – to really make people sit up and listen – than through story telling.