Hogan Lovells Wins Dragon Award for Women's Program
09 October 2014
Hogan Lovells has been given the Longstanding Achievement Award at this year's Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards for our women's program, which aims to support and empower women.
The program includes several projects, which involve working with the local community to reach socially isolated women and to address issues that affect them, such as sexual and domestic violence, unemployment, and education.
Some of our work, highlighted by the Lord Mayor, included:
- Our pro bono legal advice to female social entrepreneurs and victims of abuse and human trafficking
- Our support for socially isolated women
- Empowering girls to reach their potential through the work we do with the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (EGA) school, such as the Business Class project
- The Mosaic project – founding the project with HRH Prince of Wales, which helps young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to develop skills such as debating, public speaking, and entrepreneurism
- Our volunteering at the Job Club at St. Luke's Community Centre
These projects have produced some impressive results over the years. We have reached over 2,500 socially isolated women through our partnership with St. Luke's and 97 volunteers have spent 658 hours with the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school over the past two years. We have also assisted over 100 women with domestic violence injunctions and we have raised a significant amount of money for St. Luke's, Mosaic and other women's rights projects.