Windrush Wednesday – I. Stephanie Boyce


The first woman of the Windrush Generation we are celebrating today is…

Stephanie Boyce.

Stephanies parents arrived in the UK as teenagers, she was however raised in a single parent home on an Aylesbury council estate.

She gained a law degree from London Guildhall University in 1999 and became a solicitor in 2002.

In March 2021 she became the first person of colour and only the sixth female president of the Law Society of England and Wales.

She’s received various awards and signs of recognition – in 2020 she was voted onto the Governance Hot 100 List, in 2021 she made the Power List 100 Most Influential Black People in the UK. In 2022 she received the High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire for her leadership of the legal profession during the COVID-19 pandemic and for services to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Stephanie is an amazing example of pushing boundaries and achieving great success, while still remembering where you have come from.

A lot of the ladies that I work with feel that they can’t achieve and can’t succeed because of the trauma they have been through and also because it is still harder for a black woman to succeed in the UK, but not impossible with the right support around them.

Join us at The Hope Gala Ball, where you will help & support you will be putting money into GEM (Global Empowerment Movement) to continue to empower women & girls into leadership.

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