Cherie Blair

Leadership Council Member

Law Degree from the London School of Economics

Cherie Blair (she/her) is a British lawyer, philanthropist, and the founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. She graduated from the London School of Economics with a degree in law.

Blair began her legal career as a barrister, specializing in labor and employment law. She later became a Queen’s Counsel and a founding member of Matrix Chambers, a progressive legal firm that specializes in human rights and social justice issues. Blair’s work as a lawyer focused on promoting the rights of women and minorities, and she was involved in several landmark cases related to gender discrimination.

In 2008, Blair founded the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, a nonprofit organization that works to empower women entrepreneurs in developing countries. The foundation provides training, mentoring, and support to women starting and growing businesses, with a focus on using technology to increase access to education and resources.

Blair’s work with the foundation has been widely recognized, and she has received numerous honors and awards for her contributions to women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship.

In addition to her philanthropic work, Blair has been an active advocate for social justice and human rights. She has served on numerous boards and committees, including the Council of Europe’s Group of Eminent Persons and the Africa Progress Panel, and has been involved in several international initiatives aimed at promoting peace, development, and human rights.

Blair continues to be a prominent voice in the global conversation on women’s rights and entrepreneurship, and her work with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women has had a significant impact on the lives of women in some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities.