The Apollo Leadership Institute, an initiative of the InterLaw Diversity Forum, was founded in 2018 as a global hub for general counsel and senior in-house lawyers from all sectors), and focuses on inclusive leadership and culture, diversity and inclusion, and the creation of meritocratic workplaces.

Please join us for our first annual Summit on Wednesday, 10 March for an afternoon of programming from our faculty of experts and thought leaders on diversity, inclusion and culture in the legal sector. We will be focusing on tangible actions that actually move the needle and covering a range of key topics, including: 

  • The UK Model Diversity Survey

  • Managing Law Firm Panels for Better Outcomes in D&I 

  • Positive and Mindful Leadership

  • The Power of Coaching

  • Exclusive Findings of the Updated Career Progression in the Legal Sector Report

  • The Scotland-Woolf Rule


Our trailblazing keynote speakers include:

  • Matthew Syed, author of Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking and Black Box Thinking

  • Dame Fiona Woolf, former Lord Mayor of the City of London and former President of the Law Society

Our amazing faculty confirmed to date includes:

  • Michelle Behnke, Chair of the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, American Bar Association (ABA)

  • Gretchen Bellamy, Senior Director, University Office for Diversity & Inclusion, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

  • Rob Booth, General Counsel and Company Secretary, the Crown Estate

  • Julia Boyle, Director of Legal Affairs, O2 (Telefonica UK)

  • Meera Ferguson, Deputy General Counsel, Adecco Group

  • Dr. Richard Harvey, Associate Professor in the Industrial-Organizational Program and Experimental Program, St. Louis University

  • Fleur Knowsley, General Counsel, Google Fiber

  • Dr. Catherine McGregor, Author, Legal Thought Leader and Diversity & Inclusion Expert

  • Eve Miko, Head of the Governance and CoSec Team, CBRE

  • Kenny Robertson, Head of Outsourcing, Technology & IP, Legal, NatWest

  • Emma Slatter, General Counsel, Visa Europe

  • Emily Smith-Reid, Deputy General Counsel, HSBC 

  • Professor Lisa Webley, Head of Birmingham Law School and Professor of Legal Education and Research

  • Daniel Winterfeldt QC (Hon), Partner, Global Capital Markets, Reed Smith; and Founder and Chair, InterLaw Diversity Forum

….with more to come! 


If you or members of your team would like to attend, please contact:

NB Events of the Apollo Leadership Insitute are limited to General Counsel and senior in-house lawyers in order to create a space for them to explore innovation and best practice around diversity, inclusion, and culture in the legal profession.


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