Not Your Everyday Lawyer - Sarah Davis

Our guest this week is someone who’s never been one to sit around and rest on her laurels. What’s more, Sarah Davis is not what you’d describe as your everyday lawyer.

Sarah’s high profile career in the UK has seen her garner much recognition for her legal career including being shortlisted for the Black British Business Awards and the UK’s Hot 100 Lawyers to name a few. 

London-based Sarah, has a broad non executive board career these days and also advises other organisations as a General Counsel. During her executive career she spent more than 15 years as General Counsel at The Guardian Media Group. That meant she was there in the thick of it when The Guardian was publishing the first Wikileaks stories, the Edward Snowdon stories, and of course so much more, which we’ll hear about. 

We think you can tell from Sarah’s Board career which includes Unicef UK and the Women’s Prize Trust (which awards the highly regarded Women's Prize for Fiction)  that Sarah has a huge heart and clearly a love of the written word.

In this episode you’ll hear more about Sarah’s love of books as well as:

  • How she came to be a lawyer and what drew her to the Media
  • How Sarah made a transition after nearly 17 years at one company
  • The challenges she faced (& lessons learnt) when things just didn’t feel right whilst navigating her new role during lockdown
  • How Sarah’s coped with the micro aggressions and slights she’s received during her career as a woman of colour; and 
  • Her advice to others who are at the receiving end of similar behaviour.

There’s lots of great insights in this conversation so enjoy this episode with the warm and impact-focused Sarah Davis.

Useful Links

Unicef UK

Women's Prize for Fiction

RGSI - global think-tank for the legal industry 

International Catalogue Raisonné Association

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