Lawyers selected as Women of Influence 2017 Awards finalists

by Sol Dolor19 Jul 2017
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.

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