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Sara Luder

Sara was one of the founding partners of Slaughter and May’s Women’s Network and continues to champion the network’s activities. Since organising the firm’s first International Women’s Day event, Sara has sponsored a number of high-profile events including inspirational talks from the likes of Deborah Frances-White, Laura Bates and Annie Lennox. She has also supported the introduction of speed networking events, which aim to provide women trainee lawyers with access to a diverse range of female role models, and helped to organise an event to celebrate 100 years of women in law. She is passionate about progressing women throughout the talent pipeline, and is a sponsor of the firm’s Female Leadership Development programme, now running for six years. Sara also devised and sponsored a series of drinks and discussion evenings in 2018, hosted by female partners for female associates and trainees. Sara is a visible role model has mentored a significant number of women lawyers and other employees, both formally and informally. Externally, Sara was lead sponsor of the firm’s innovative partnership with The Old Vic, promoting Sylvia, a hip-hop musical detailing the suffragette movement. She is a member of the 30% Club, through which she mentors high-potential women as part of their cross-company mentoring scheme, and trustee of School-Home Support. Sara has also supported The Lawyer’s Circle, a network of female lawyers from across the UK, in addition to organising a number of women in tax events.