Women Breaking Barriers Network presents Dana Denis-Smith

On 10th October, Dana Denis-Smith will be the Women Breaking Barriers' keynote speaker.

Dana will speak on how she overcame the barriers and challenges to achieve success in her career, what inspired her to create Obelisk Support (a business that allows ex-City lawyers to balance work with family life), and how she came to set up the First 100 Years Project celebrating a century of women in law.

There will be an opportunity to ask Dana questions and the talk will be followed by a drinks reception.

All welcome. This is a free event, though registration is required.

About the Speaker

Dana is a former international journalist and Linklaters’ lawyer.

In 2010 she founded Obelisk Support which gives ex-City lawyers the means to work more flexibly in order to balance family life with life as a solicitor

Dana founded the First 100 Years Project, which recognises and celebrates influential women over the last century.

In 2010 she was named as one of 35 inspirational women in business under 35 in the UK by Management Today.

About the Women Breaking Barriers Network

Women Breaking Barriers is a student-led initiative supported by the School of Law that aims to inspire female students to pursue their career aspirations in a number of different sectors. If you want to find out more about us email Jordan Denney.

The School of Law has launched the Women Breaking Barriers Network, a cross institutional network designed to connect future women leaders and provide them with inspirational role models. The network has been set up in collaboration with the Leeds Women Breaking Barriers Committee and the support of entrepreneur Claire Young.

Professor Joan Loughrey, Deputy Head of the School of Law, said, "We are incredibly proud to have launched the Women Breaking Barriers Network at Leeds, bringing together women students from across the region’s universities. Women are very powerful when they act together and we hope the day and the network will inspire and support students in pursuing their goals."

Location Details

G.02, Maurice Keyworth Building
University of Leeds

For sat navs, please use the postcode for Moorland Road, LS6 1AN. 

The Maurice Keyworth Building can also be found on the campus map

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