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Sara Luder

Sara is head of Slaughter and May’s Tax Practice.  She was one of the founding partners of the firm’s Women’s Network and continues to champion the network’s activities as one of their supporting partners. 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. She is passionate about progressing women throughout the talent pipeline, and is a sponsor of the firm’s Female Leadership Development programme, now celebrating its fifth anniversary. Sara is a visible role model has mentored a significant number of women lawyers and other employees, both formally and informally. Externally, she is a member of several organisations that aim to further gender equality, including the 30% Club, through which she mentors high-potential women as part of their cross-company mentoring scheme. 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.