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Katherine champions diversity across every channel, leading diversity networks, mentoring, writing and speaking at events. She is called upon both internally and externally by clients and diversity organisations, and by the UN and regulatory bodies, to provide advice regarding diversity issues, particularly surrounding gender and disability. Katherine is the Founder and Chair of CMS Enable Disability & Wellbeing Network and is an active member of CMS Women in Business, BAME and an ally to LGBT+ Networks. She has given keynote speeches on International Women’s Day, addressing women across the organisation regarding her journey and promoting gender diversity. Katherine introduced monthly mindfulness sessions to combat stress at her firm, and participated in the Lord Mayor’s Appeal campaign, ‘This is Me’, with her Guide Dog for the Blind, to destigmatise mental health as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. In her international development career, Katherine championed women’s career development in the projects she undertook domestically and globally. Externally, Katherine spoke on diversity and intersectionality at the Women in Law Summit in May 2019, receiving a standing ovation. She was also a panel speaker at The Law Society International Symposium: The power of gender equality to transform the business of law in June 2019.  She has participated in the First 100 Years Project, celebrating 100 years of Women in Law, recorded a podcast for the Law Society’s inspirational women series,  a short film for the Solicitors Regulation Authority on ‘Why a disability inclusive workplace makes a difference’ , and is a regular speaker at diversity and inclusion events.

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