Lawyers selected as Women of Influence 2017 Awards finalists

Three lawyers at different stages in their careers have been chosen as finalists in the awards

Lawyers selected as Women of Influence 2017 Awards finalists
Three lawyers are among the finalists in this year’s Women of Influence Awards.

Finalists for the awards, which celebrate women’s professional and personal achievements, were announced by organisers Fairfax Media and Westpac on 18 July. The event awards women in 10 categories, which are arts and culture, board and management, business enterprise, community/not for profit, diversity, global, innovation and science, public policy, rural, and young leader. 

Russell McVeagh partner Pip Greenwood is a finalist in the board and management category, while Chapman Tripp solicitor Rez Gardi and Landmark Chambers barrister Deborah Manning are finalists in the global and public policy categories, respectively.

Chapman Tripp Wellington managing partner Andy Nicholls said that as the 2017 Young New Zealander of the Year, Gardi has already made her mark assisting young people at both a national and global scale. Gardi recently established Empower, a youth-led organisation that aims to enable and educate refugee youth and other marginalised youth in New Zealand. She is also a founding member of the Global Youth Advisory Council for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

“We are proud of what Rez has achieved, and she is well and truly set on a path of making a significant impact – both in New Zealand and internationally for youth and refugees,” Nicholls said.


Related stories:
Solicitor and former child refugee speaks at UN event
Top firm lawyer and former child refugee speaks at UN event

Free newsletter

Subscribe to our FREE newsletter service and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest breaking news, cutting edge opinion, and expert analysis affecting both your business and the industry as whole.

Please enter your email address below and click on Sign Up for daily newsletters from NZ Lawyer.

Recent articles & video

Lateral partner hires boost Ashurst's Asia offerings

Clifford Chance bolsters US securities law and debt offering with new partner in Hong Kong

Simpson Grierson welcomes two new senior associates

Search for New Zealand's premier in-house counsel

Mandatory rent abatements now law

Rose Alchin & Associates founder: 'Nobody wants to be the test case for a challenging issue'

Most Read Articles

Russell McVeagh helps blockchain company make history with NZX listing

Simpson Grierson welcomes two new senior associates

Rose Alchin & Associates founder: 'Nobody wants to be the test case for a challenging issue'

Juno Legal makes Deloitte list in law firm first