What makes a winner?

15 April 2015

Hogan Lovells International LLP won the Lord Mayor’s Award for Longstanding Achievement in 2014. Dan D'Ambrosio, Corporate Responsibility Assistant, told us what it took to become a winner.

“Winning the Award for our longstanding women and girls' initiatives raises the profile of our efforts to the wider community and increases our ability to do more work through the increased interest and exposure that it generates,” Dan said.

Dan’s top tip for writing a winning application? “Always read the questions carefully and use the guidance provided. It helps to plan a year in advance and capture impact data along the way to make the writing process easier.”

Hogan Lovell’s 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.

The firm has reached over 2,500 socially isolated women through partnership with St Luke’s Community Centre since 2008. 81% of Business Class volunteers reported that the programme had given them pride in Hogan Lovells. Watch the video here.

The Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards recognise excellence in companies' Corporate Community Involvement that benefits Greater London. Eligible activities include charity partnerships, employee volunteering, employability initiatives and local purchasing.  Find out more and apply for this year's Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards here.

Hogan Lovells International LLP with late Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf and their Dragon statuette.