Elizabeth van Schilfgaarde and Nora van Oostrom are nominated for the award 'Legal Woman of The Year 2014'. In addition to that, Saskia Bijl de Vroe and Nienke van der Meer are nominated for the award 'Upcoming Talent of The Year'.
Many top female lawyers were recommended by the public and the jury nominated eight of them, including Elizabeth and Nora. This year, the award for up-and-coming talent is new for legal women with 3 to 8 years working experience. The jury chose Saskia and Nienke as two of the eight talents that can be voted for in that category. Please read more about their nominations at www.legalwomen.nl(Dutch only), where you can also cast your vote. On November 24th, the winners will be announced.
This year, the jury consist of Hanneke Dorsman (Head Legal ABN AMRO, Legal Woman of The Year, 2012), Monika Chao Duijvis (professor TU Delft and Director of the Instituut voor Bouwrecht, Legal Woman of The Year, 2013) and Hans Vogels (member of the general counsel of the Bar Association, portfolio holder Diversity and partner at Vogels & Hennissen Advocaten).
Legal Women offers a platform for female lawyers to share knowledge and experiences, discuss and network. Every year, Legal Woman holds the election for 'Legal Woman of the Year' and 'Upcoming Talent of the Year'. With these awards, the organisation intends to bring female legal talent to the attention and communicate that there is a large group of female top talent in The Netherlands.