Gordons lawyer shortlisted for Inspirational Women in Law award

Monday 18th November 2019

Gordons’ chartered legal executive Ingrid Munyaneza has been named as one of six finalists in the under-35 lawyer of the year category at a prestigious legal awards.

Ingrid has been shortlisted at the Inspirational Women in Law Awards, which search for “trailblazers of their generation, driving much-needed change in the legal sector to make gender equality a reality”.

Organised by the First 100 Years organisation, the competition celebrates a century since women could first qualify as solicitors. Winners will be announced on November 19 at a glamourous event in the County Hall on London’s South Bank.

Comment on her shortlisting, Ingrid said: “I’m so thrilled to be named as a finalist in these awards. The idea that I can inspire others, just as female lawyers throughout history have done, is hugely motivating for me.”

Ingrid came to the UK from Burundi in 2001, aged 12. A year later, her mother passed away and, still trying to adjust to a new country and culture, she was taken into care.

Through hard work and determination, Ingrid completed her A-Levels and attained a degree in law and economics from Keele University in 2010. She joined Gordons in 2014 as a graduate legal executive and recently qualified as Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives. Recently, she shared her inspiring journey on our website.

Ingrid added: “I am surrounded by ambitious and determined women at Gordons, many of whom hold partnership roles. These are the people I aspire to be professionally, as they are women paving the way and showing there is no limit to what I can achieve.

“I also continue to receive  encouragement from colleagues throughout the firm and enjoy working with a group of people who want to see me strengthen my personal characteristics and develop my knowledge in my role and beyond.”

Find out more about our women in law campaign to celebrate 100 years since women could practise as solicitors.