Name of Company:Hogan Lovells International LLP
Programme Name:Supporting and Empowering Women
Hogan Lovells’ women’s programme has taken a holistic approach to supporting and empowering women for many years, addressing a variety of issues faced by women.
The firm’s activities include providing pro bono legal advice to female social entrepreneurs and victims of abuse and human trafficking; supporting socially isolated women; and empowering girls to reach their potential through partnering with Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School. As founders of the HRH Prince of Wales led project, Mosaic, the firm has helped young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to develop skills such as debating, public speaking and entrepreneurism.
The firm has given over one million pound worth of hours of pro bono legal advice to women’s rights projects since 2010 and has reached over 2,500 socially isolated women through partnership with St Luke’s Community Centre since 2008. The programme has also strengthened the firm’s relationships with some key clients with whom they collaborate with on projects such as Business Class. 81% of Business Class volunteers reported that the programme had given them pride in Hogan Lovells.