Mallesons Stephen Jaques partner Nicola Wakefield-Evans has been named one of Australia's top 50 leading women in business at the Advance Women's Leadership Summit this week.
The only lawyer recognised, Wakefield-Evans was among 200 women who attended the summit which highlighted the achievements of the 50 current and emerging leaders in Australia, coinciding with International Women's Day.
"I am delighted to have been recognised among such an inspiring and talented group of leading Australia women, Wakefield-Evans said. "I am particularly proud to represent female lawyers and I hope I can inspire others into leadership roles."
Advance is a global network of Australians and alumni abroad representing over 20,000 members across 80 countries.
Established by Lachlan Murdoch, Anthony Pratt, Peter Lowy and Lisa Fox in 2002, Advance supports eight industries including academic and research; the arts; financial services; life sciences; media, communications and technology; professional services; and public and charitable organisations.