Sue is a member of the executive committee of Baker McKenzie’s women’s network BakerWomen, aiming to proactively engage with the firm’s leadership, to serve as a think tank regarding gender issues and to create a networking community. Recent initiatives include creating programmes for returners, introducing expert allies and inclusion champions and increased use of capacity managers for work allocation. BW’s current focus is increasing partner accountability for D&I. BW’s previous efforts have led to a huge increase in agile working and take up of paternity leave. Sue is also a Partner Sponsor for the Baker G.E.N. (Gender Equality Network), working group which brings together women lawyers, business professionals and allies. At her previous firm, Morrison & Foerster, Sue founded and chaired MoFo Women and was on the global Women’s Strategy Committee. Sue coaches three junior women in her department, alongside colleagues in other male-dominated teams. Beyond Baker McKenzie, Sue is a trustee of the Society for Computers and Law (SCL) and founded the SCL Women in Tech Law Network to help advance, celebrate and connect women in the technology law sector. She is a member of the Law Society’s Women Lawyers Division executive committee. She has focused her pro bono efforts on social enterprises aimed at improving the life chances of girls and young women, supporting You Make It, Techmums and Stemettes.

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