In Conversation With…Daisy Reeves
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Daisy Reeves | Global I&D Client Relationship Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisne
Daisy is Global Co-Leader of the Banking Sector across all 30 global offices. She is a known game-changer in the field of I&D, both within the Legal industry and more widely, around LGBTQ* inclusion.
In the recent ‘OUTstanding’ LGBTQ Executives Role Models List featuring C-suite and business leaders, Daisy is ranked, globally, as the #1 female lawyer, #1 female in professional services and #15 overall for her efforts in making the global workplace more welcoming for LGBTQ populations. Daisy has been a judge at the ‘British LGBT Awards’ and this year at the global ‘Pink News Awards’ and has won/ shortlisted for various other awards including the ‘Abercrombie & Fitch Diversity Champion Award’.
Daisy is a founding ambassador of international ‘LBTQWomen’, addressing the specific challenges faced by Lesbian, Bi, Trans and Queer women in the LGBTQ and gender spaces. In 2020, under Daisy’s stewardship, BCLP was recognised by Stonewall as one of 17 most inclusive places for LGBTQ individuals to work in.
Within the UK, as BCLP LGBTQ Champion, in 2019 Daisy shepherded BCLP to its #2 ranking in Stonewall’s cross sector Workplace Equality Index and as a Stonewall Top Trans Employer. She spearheaded the award-winning UK student-focused LGBTQ initiatives ‘DiversCity’ and ‘AuthentiCity’ helping to inspire over 2,000 LGBTQ students. Daisy also initiated a first of its kind nationwide mentoring programme for the legal profession with Stonewall, SRA and The Law Society to help smaller UK law firms on their LGBTQ journey.
Most recently, Daisy noticed that junior LGBTQ professionals were not represented in the same way as the more senior professionals. ‘Wave’ was born , led by Daisy’s junior colleagues, a new LGBTQ network offering a platform for the career progression of junior to mid-level professionals with BCLP, BNY Mellon, Deloitte, AIG, Barclays and Google as co-founders.
Daisy’s impact on changing societal views is perhaps best exemplified by the recent book ‘Women who Dared to Break all the Rules’ being dedicated to her.