We are delighted to be teaming up with a whole host of amazing female leaders and innovators who are going to be reading tales of entrepreneurs past and present who inspire and encourage us all to dream big! While our world has in some ways become smaller than we have ever known it, opportunities and possibilities for female entrepreneurs and inventors remain vast and exciting. Our hope is that these tales of courage and confidence will help the creators of tomorrow believe that they too can impact our world as they settle down each night for their lockdown lie-downs!
Shami Chakrabarti (LLB 1991) is a British Labour Party politician, barrister, and human rights activist. She served as the director of Liberty, an advocacy group which promotes civil liberties and human rights, from 2003 to 2016. From 2016 to 2020, she served as Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales.
Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, is a leading international human rights lawyer, a passionate campaigner for women’s equality, and wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Mrs. Blair studied law at the London School of Economics, where she graduated with a First Class Degree. In 1995, she became a Queen’s Counsel, and in 2000 she became a founding member of Matrix Chambers, a ground breaking legal practice designed to break down the barriers between providers of legal services. In 2011 Mrs Blair founded Omnia Strategy, a pioneering international law firm that provides strategic counsel to governments, corporates and private clients.
Mrs Blair has actively campaigned for human rights and equality for women. She is closely involved with a number of charities around the world with a special emphasis on those working with women, children and the transformative power of education. In 2008, she established the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, which partners with global organizations to support women entrepreneurs in the developing world.