A Close Up Look at Keynote Speaker Miranda Brawn
Not only a multi-award winning business leader and widely recognised as being one of the most influential women in European business and finance, Miranda Brawn is also renowned for her inspirational contribution towards diversity, community, and philanthropy work in Britain and has been named as one of the UK’s leading diversity experts.
A hugely influential force in LawTech, her leading knowledge and cutting edge vision has made Miranda a highly sought after speaker and TV contributor, hosting talks on the subject on both a domestic and international scale including a recent talk at the Legal Geek Conference, the UK’s first law tech conference (Miranda’s talk was so popular that attendees were left frustrated at the talk only being 10 minutes long and not the 30 minute duration of her seminar at Legalex 2017!).
Miranda has long been a driving force behind companies achieving a strong financial and public engagement performance where she is a Patron and Board Advisor for a number of organisations. This knowledge has been nurtured through her extensive experience in working for some of the world’s biggest companies.
With a background as an investment banker and a barrister, Miranda’s primary role is to manage the legal risk across Europe for derivatives, clearing, regulations, and securities financing within an investment bank.
Miranda has co-founded Color In Tech, an organisation designed to help increase race and gender diversity within the UK technology sector, and she also co-founded the General Counsel (GC) Diversity Leadership Forum which is a best practice & networking forum for leaders in the legal field to help increase diversity action.
Miranda has been the subject of a great deal of celebration throughout her career; she has been named as one of the Top 30 Most Inspirational Women in the City by Brummel (diversity champion category), she’s on the CityAM Top 20 Women in the City Powerlist (business and finance category) as one of the UK’s most influential women and has been selected by the Financial Times as one of the world’s Top 100 Global BAME business executives striving to make a world a more equal and diverse place. She is a ‘Future Tech Girl’ role model, and she is on the ‘Fem Tech Leader’ Global List for influential women within technology.
In addition to all this, Miranda has also been recognised as being one of the most influential and successful black business people in Britain through the BE Mogul award. She has also been a made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in recognition for her extensive work in diversity and philanthropy, which includes ‘The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation,’ which provides future generations of BAME leaders with incentives and opportunities via scholarships, funding, lectures, and her own mentorship programme. Miranda made British history when she launched the UK’s first diversity lecture aimed at school children.