Lorna Gavin wins the Inspiring Leader Award at the Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Awards 2018

The Inspiring Leader award is awarded to an exemplary figure within the professional community who has inspired and mentored the region's young professionals over the years, who leads change and takes people with them, and who demonstrates a strong commitment to the success of Birmingham Future and the city of Birmingham generally.

Lorna leads Gowling WLG's involvement with the Ready for Work programme, through which over 100 work placements have been provided by the firm to homeless people; she is also a member of the West Midlands Homelessness Taskforce. Lorna drives collaborative projects across the city and was one of the of leaders that convened a cohort of volunteers from professional services firms which led to the creation of Suited for Success, a charity providing work clothing to unemployed people facing multiple barriers to employment. Lorna leads the firm's pro bono work, which makes a difference to a wide range of organisations. Lorna also oversees all Gowling WLG's internal employee resource networks and has led a pioneering programme supporting people who are enduring domestic violence.

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