Daisy is a partner specialising in Banking law at international law firm, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.
She is one of the most senior ‘out’ gay female lawyers in the UK and is BCLP’s International LGBT* Champion across all of BCLP’s overseas offices, driving the LGBT* agenda globally.
BCLP ranked number 7 in this year’s Stonewall Work Equality Index.
In terms of the LGBT* workplace outside BCLP, Daisy spearheaded the award-winning LGBT* Legal graduate recruitment event, ‘DiversCity’, now in its eighth year and participated by 15 City law firms. Its mentoring scheme has encouraged over 600 LGBT* students to apply to participating firms.
Daisy then went on to develop ‘AuthentiCity’, a first-of-its-kind cross-sector event for LGBT* students and apprentices who are interested in a career in the City of London, giving them hands-on advice about different career paths (including law) as well as reflecting that the City is, for the most part, no longer a draconian place to work for LGBT* individuals. BCLP then partnered with JP Morgan, KPMG, Aviva, M&G and JLL in this, now annual, initiative.
In 2018, Daisy and BCLP have also partnered with Stonewall and the Solicitors Regulation Authority to develop a cross-firm mentoring project to help smaller law firms on their LGBT*-inclusion journey. Now all of Stonewall’s top 10 ranked law firms in the WEI are participating in this new initiative as mentor firms.
Daisy is a founding ambassador of the ‘LBWomen’ initiative addressing the issue that lesbian and bi women can often feel far more discriminated against in the workplace than their gay male counterparts, as reflected in the national questionnaire responded to by 1300 lesbian and bi women.
Daisy has been recognised for her LGBT* work, for example, most recently:
Financial Times with OutStanding – Daisy is listed at number 32 in the Top 100 LGBT* Executives.
British LGBT Awards – (i) in 2016 Daisy was shortlisted for LGBT* Diversity Champion at the 2016 British LGBT Awards and (ii) in 2017 she was listed as a Top Ten Vodafone LGBT* Diversity Champion.
Diva Awards 2017 – nominated for Inspirational Role Model for this lesbian and bi magazine.
European Diversity Awards 2016 – highly commended in the Abercrombie & Fitch Diversity Champion Award for her work around LGBT* issues.