I have spent the last six years in the legal industry, first as a lawyer at Allen & Overy, a Magic Circle law firm, and now as the Legal Product Manager at Lexoo, a fast-growing lawtech startup. Lexoo is reinventing the legal industry by creating a competitive, transparent online marketplace that allows businesses to hire cost-effective, independent lawyers from a network spanning 55 countries.

As Legal Product Manager, my role is to build products that help lawyers on our platform win work and build their practice. Most recently, I have been managing a full-scale overhaul of the lawyer quote-submission platform, which includes incorporating payment processing capabilities, streamlining our client-onboarding processes and ensuring our changes are in line with our lawyers’ regulatory obligations. In the near future, I’ll be working to build and adopt new technologies like automated contract drafting and project management tools for our lawyers. Before this role, I worked as the Operations and Marketing Manager at Lexoo, where I oversaw all aspects of day-to-day and strategic operations and launched a newsletter covering the latest thinking on the future of the in-house legal function.

As the nascent lawtech industry continues to grow, I feel it is imperative that we avoid the gender inequality seen in the traditional legal and tech industries. I am an advisor to Legal Geek’s Women in LawTech Group, a community which aims to bring change to the legal industry through connecting people and sharing ideas. Together with Legal Geek, I launched a Women in LawTech mentoring scheme this year, matching 44 women across eight countries that are interested or working in lawtech. Through mentoring and community building, I hope to build a global network of women that are invested in each other’s success.