News | February 23, 2018

Wedlake Bell wins Gold at the Citywealth Powerwomen Awards 2018

Wedlake Bell, is pleased to announce that it is has won “gold” for Company of the Year – Female Leadership (SME) in the Citywealth Powerwomen Awards 2018.  The Awards ceremony was held on 22 February at the Rosewood Hotel in London.

The Powerwomen Awards are in their sixth year and are designed to recognise the female leaders of both today and tomorrow in the wealth sector. The Awards celebrate individuals and companies who support caregiving responsibilities, female leadership and diversity. The submissions process is based on self-nomination and the winners are then determined by an independent panel of industry judges made up of ten leading professionals across the legal, accounting and financial industries. In its category Wedlake Bell was shortlisted alongside six other firms.

In its Award submission, Wedlake Bell showcased its contribution to the profession in particular the firm’s female Partners’ leadership and vision on diversity, engagement with outside initiatives, including the Law Society Diversity Access Scheme and its impressive gender diversity statistics.  Wedlake Bell is committed to promoting the organic growth of talent on merit – across the firm as a whole, nearly two-thirds (62%) are female. This is mirrored at the senior levels of the firm, with nearly half (44%) of the firm’s equity partnership being women and Kim Lalli being elected as the firm’s first female Senior Partner, beginning a four year term in January 2017.

Kim Lalli, Senior Partner at Wedlake Bell, comments:

“Wedlake Bell is thrilled to have been awarded “gold” for Company of the Year (SME) – Female Leadership by Citywealth. The firm is genuinely committed to equal opportunities for all, and this Award is testament to the inspiring talent we have. We will continue to nurture that talent to achieve longevity and progress at the firm; doing this by promoting flexible and remote access working and providing innovative IT systems which ensure a seamless service to the clients.”

Congratulations to all of the other winners and nominees.