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Within Dechert, Miriam has championed the Global Women’s Initiative, which provides opportunities for development, advancement and leadership for women within the firm. She works on the Sponsorship and Sustained Support (SASS) programme, which helps senior female associates navigate the path to partnership. Participants receive individual and small-group support, skill-appropriate training, individualized attention from Dechert partners, access to consultants and advisors, and networking opportunities with other programme participants and Dechert partners. She is also a Local Women Liaison, a network of women located in Dechert offices in the United States, Europe and Asia who host welcome receptions for new women associates and organize business and legal community events, including networking events for International Women’s Day. Externally, Miriam founded and currently chairs Inspiring Girls International, a charity that helps girls build self-confidence. Together with Melanie Hall QC, a barrister with Monckton Chambers, Miriam also co-founded the Lawyers’ Circle, a 100-strong association of female lawyers who channel their legal skills, networks and resources to furthering women’s rights. She is a prominent thought leader and forthright speaker, regularly exploring gender equality and related issues in the world’s print and broadcast media, including the Telegraph and the Guardian, GQ magazine, and BBC Radio 4.

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