Videos

We hosted a celebration party in support of the project attended by Lady Hale, the only woman on the UK Supreme Court, and Lord Neuberger, the president of the Supreme Court.

Lady Hale speaks to the First 100 Years about her journey in law, her role models and the progression of women in the legal profession.

As we look forward to the Annual Spark 21 Conference on 9 November 2016 at Simmons & Simmons LLP, we feature one of our Red Chair Interviews with Funke Abimbola from the 2015 Spark21 Conference.

The First 100 Years project hosted its annual reception at the Supreme Court, thus marking the amazing achievements of the last year in the presence of the country's top judges - the Supreme Court President and Baroness Hale, the only woman on the Supreme Court.

The Founder of the First 100 Years project, Dana Denis-Smith, shares her personal story and her journey from Transylvania, in Romania, to being a journalist, City lawyer, woman in law and entrepreneur as well as a mother and wife.

#OnTheRoll captures the story of how women were prevented from getting a job in the legal industry for decades, simply because there were no female toilet facilities at law firms and legal institutions.

June Venters QC, the first woman solicitor to be appointed a Queen's Counsel, speaks to the First 100 Years about her journey in law.

Barry Matthews, deputy General Counsel at ITV, in conversation with Mrs June Foote, his school headmistress and a magistrate, who inspired him to succeed in life and train as a lawyer.

We interviewed Slaughter & May Corporate Partner Frances Murphy in December 2015. We were saddened to hear the news of her death on 25 May 2016.

In 2004 Dame Linda Dobbs became the first black person appointed as judge of the High Court, commenting that she was confident that she was the first of many to come.

This short video captures the essence of the First 100 Years Project, featuring some of the trailblazing women who are being celebrated on the groundbreaking digital platform.

First 100 Years organised a flagship event, the SPARK21 on 2nd November 2015, with confirmed keynote speaker Professor Dame Carol Black, and chair of the day Dame Jenni Murray from Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.

Chakrabarti was born to Hindu-Bengali parents in the suburb of Kenton in the London Borough of Harrow.

First 100 Years is launching a campaign to fund the filming of 100 individual stories of leading women in law as it looks to build the UK's first digital museum dedicated to the journey of women in the legal profession.

This month saw the launch of the First 100 Years’ In Conversation series, which brings together two leading lawyers from across the profession to talk about the key issues surrounding women in law. Our first event posed the question ‘How Can Innovation and Diversity Shape the Legal Profession’.

This is a short trailer introducing the aims of the First 100 Years project, the UK's pioneering digital space dedicated to the journey of women in law.

Baroness Janet Cohen talks to the First 100 Years about her journey in law.