October marks Black History Month in the UK. This is a time to celebrate all those who have achieved great things and remember the progress that has been made, but it can be more than a retrospective of the past. It is also about looking to the future and reminding ourselves of the work still left to do.
Mosaic, WFW’s Ethnic & Racial Diversity Network, marked the occasion by celebrating ‘Future History Makers’ with a spotlight on key individuals who are making a difference in their fields today. From sport to science, in the legal world and beyond, it’s about celebrating those who are still breaking through barriers and forging the way forward so the future looks more diverse and inclusive for all.
A special interview with I. Stephanie Boyce
As part of the celebrations, we are delighted to share a special recorded interview between London Dispute Resolution Partner, Dev Desai and I. Stephanie Boyce, the President of the Law Society of England and Wales. I. Stephanie Boyce made history when she became the 177th President of the Law Society in March. She is the first black person and, indeed, the first person of colour to hold the position in the institutions near 200-year history.
Throughout her conversation with Dev, Stephanie gives us a fascinating insight into her career journey to date, her plans during her presidential year, and her thoughts on the work that still needs to be done to further diversity and inclusion within the legal profession. You can view the recording below.