Fostering, advancing and accelerating diversity is core to Natasha’s business strategy and at the heart of the London office of Boies Schiller Flexner, which she built from scratch. Natasha is a leading international disputes lawyer, one of the UK’s only female managing partners and one of the firm’s first women to be elected to the executive committee. Natasha has built a team with two women partners out of six, 50% women associates, 75% female staff and all three senior managers are women. Boies Schiller Flexner UK support the Brokerage, a charity creating internship opportunities for high calibre candidates from diverse and under-privileged backgrounds. Natasha has personally made a public stand in the press against the billable hour and how it holds back female lawyers. Externally, Natasha mentors a number of high-flying women looking to return to the workplace, matching them with the right coach. She has also counselled women through discriminatory dismissals when they have found themselves dismissed following pregnancy or children, put them back on their feet and helped them find new roles.