Women in Tech Law

Welcome to the Page for the SCL Women in Technology Law Group

SCL Women in Technology Law (WiTL) Mission Statement:

  • SCL WiTL’s mission is to advance, celebrate and connect women in technology law, across private practice, companies, academia and the legal technology sector.
  • SCL WiTL’s objective is to accelerate the number of women entering, advancing through, and celebrated in the technology law sector in order to achieve a more inclusive and diverse sector.
  • SCL WiTL seeks to achieve this objective by running educational, networking and promotional events, organising initiatives, providing a mentoring programme and providing a forum for discussion with internal and external stakeholders.
  • SCL WiTL aims to run inclusive and diverse events and initiatives, welcoming people regardless of gender.


Alison Berryman

Head of UK, Biztech Lawyers

Rebecca Keating

Barrister, 4 Pump Court


Olivia Atkinson

Legal Counsel, Zilch

Fiona Campbell

Global Privacy Counsel, Informa PLC

Despina Chatzimanoli

Senior Legal Expert, Team Leader- Regulatory Policy Advice 2, Legal Unit, European Banking Authority

Rachael Gibbons

Associate General Counsel, Cybersecurity & Investigations at Meta

Laura Irvine

Partner, Davidson Chalmers Stewart LLP

Sue McClean

Partner, Baker McKenzie LLP, Chair of the SCL WiTL Group

Elizabeth Meade

Senior Associate, Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP

Jana Srikumar

Senior Legal Counsel, dentsu

Anna Ward

Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP

Aleksandra Wawrzyszczuk

Head of LawtechUK

L Women in Tech Law Group Initiatives:

Women in Tech Law Group Committee Buddy Scheme:

The Women in Technology Law (WiTL) Committee is delighted to announce the launch of its Buddy Scheme.

In an ever changing legal landscape, fostering meaningful connections has never been more important, but it can be difficult to do (and maintain) in practice. Our experiences are shaped by our networks and connections, which is why it’s important to develop and sustain these networks over time. 

The WiTL Women Buddy Scheme will help participants:
• Grow their network.
• Foster meaningful connections.
• Gain insights from like-minded participants.
• Share experiences and knowledge.

The scheme is open to all those who identify as women or non-binary at any stage of their careers – whether in private practice, in-house, or otherwise. Applicants based outside the UK are also welcome to apply. All applicants must be current SCL members to join the Buddy Scheme.

How to Apply
If you are interested in applying, please email hello@scl.org by COB Friday 19 April with the subject line “WiTL Buddy Scheme” and a paragraph summarising:
• your background (including your journey in law and/or technology so far);
• your current role and organisation;
• your goals and interests (in and outside of law); and
• what you are hoping to get out of the Buddy Scheme.

Applicants will be matched with appropriate buddies following the deadline, with matched buddies being confirmed shortly after.

If you have any questions, please contact hello@scl.org

Women in Tech Speaker Resource – ‘Disrupting the Manels’

The SCL Women in Tech Group would like to compile a list of volunteer women techlaw speakers. The intention is not only to offer an alternative to men-only speaker panels but to become a valuable resource for those looking for fantastic female speakers. It will also shine a light on those who might not have had opportunities to share their knowledge and experience at techlaw events.

If you would like to volunteer, or have a recommendation, please contact hello@scl.org and we will send you a speaker form to complete.