2021 Categories

Open to Law Firms and In-House Legal Departments

Crisis Management
This award is to recognize a firm or legal department’s efforts in managing and mitigating a crisis in the last 12 months. The team or project must be led by a woman.

  • Describe what was implemented to aid your organization through a time of disruption.
  • Please cite specific examples/policies of how they managed the situation, with an emphasis on how they successfully communicated with the team and company management at a time of global crisis. 
     

500 words maximum.

Innovative Leaders
This award is to recognize women who are the thinkers, the ‘idea’ women. 

  • Describe what innovative changes the nominee has enacted in your company or team in the last 12 months. 
  • Please cite specific examples/policies that they have implemented, including how they gained buy-in, from start to finish. 
     

 500 words maximum.

Thought Leadership
This award is to recognise women who show true leadership can change the world. 

  • Describe how this person has led and inspired teams in the past 12 months to improve their performance.
  • Cite specific examples and policies including financial metrics.
     

500 words maximum.

Collaborative Leadership
This award is to recognise women who stand out as working well with others, and who bring other women with them as they find success. 

  • Describe how this person has supported other women in your team and company in the last 12 months.
  • Cite specific projects where you have collaborated with other women.
     

500 words maximum.

General Counsel of the Year / Law Firm Leader of the Year
This award is to recognise women who have had a huge, impactful year.

  • Describe the major achievements from the past 12 months including personal and team achievements you have led on, citing specific examples.
  • You must demonstrate commitment to improving diversity measures in your team or wider company during the year.
     

500 words maximum.

Mentor of the Year
This award is for women who have mentored another woman in their team or wider business during the past 12 months. 

  • Describe the relationship with the mentee, including how often they meet and how they structure the mentorship.
  • Include any direct actions that have built the mentee’s career.
  • Include a testimonial from the mentee.


600 words maximum.

Rising Star in Diversity Change
This award is for women under 35 who have led on diversity initiatives within their law firm or company during the past 12 months. 

  • Describe what led the nominee to want to improve business’ diversity and inclusion efforts, and what steps they have taken to do so.
  • Cite specific examples/policies that they have implemented or led on, including how they gained buy-in, from start to finish.


500 words maximum

Lifetime Achievement
This award is for women who have had a significant impact on female empowerment in their teams and company over the past decade, and who have achieved notable strides in their career during that time. 

  • Describe what actions this person has taken to ensure other women succeed and achievements they have had.


500 words maximum.

Law Firm/Legal Department D&I Initiative of the Year
This award is for women who have led on a specific diversity initiative within their law firm or company during the past 12 months.

  • Define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members.
  • How successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved.
  • Please cite specific examples/policies that you have implemented or led on, including how you gained buy-in, from start to finish.
     

600 words maximum