Founder and chair of international law firm Omnia Strategy, where she practices strategic international legal and advisory work.
- 2000: Set up ground-breaking legal practice Matrix Chambers, which sought to break down the barriers between providers of legal services
- Represented clients in a number of leading cases before the European Court of Justice and House of Lords
- 2008: Founded the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, which aims to support and empower female entrepreneurs across the world
- 2011: Set up Omnia Strategy, a pioneering international law firm – made up of barristers, solicitors and non-lawyers – which provides strategic counsel to governments, corporate and private clients
- 2013: Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to women’s issues and charity
Follow Their Path: First, you’ll want to apply to study law at LSE.
Already at university? Your next step will be to find teaching opportunities while studying for your Bar exams, if you’re truly dedicated to following in Cherie Booth’s footsteps.
Otherwise, follow the route to becoming a barrister, and apply to Lincoln’s Inn.
Not to mention, you’ll definitely want a firm grasp of international and human rights law to truly match up to Cherie Booth!
Top Quote: “The thing I want to see before I die is women achieving full equality in the world. I’m very passionate about injustice against women and there’s too much of it in the world. In so many parts of the world, women are not regarded as worthy or equal to men. In parts of the world, women are bought and sold.”