Hogan Lovells Wins Dragon Award for Women's Programme
03 October 2014
3 October 2014 - Hogan Lovells has been given the Longstanding Achievement Award at this year's Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards for our women's programme, which aims to support and empower women.
The programme encompasses a number of different projects, which involve working with the local community to reach socially isolated women and to address issues which affect them, such as sexual and domestic violence, unemployment and education.
Some of the 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. Overall, Hogan Lovells has 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. The firm has also assisted over 100 women with domestic violence injunctions and raised a significant amount of money for St. Luke's, Mosaic and other women's rights projects.
Susan Bright, who is Hogan Lovells' Regional Managing Partner for the UK and Africa, said:
"I am delighted that our work in this extremely important area has been recognised. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has participated in these projects and look forward to continuing to help to raise the aspirations of woman across these projects and empower them to work towards a brighter future."