Keily Blair Founder & Co-Chair (@KeilyBlair)
Keily is a senior associate in Morrison & Foerster’s litigation department and specializes in white collar crime and compliance matters. After 10 years of working in the City, Keily became increasingly frustrated by exodus of talented women from the City . This motivated Keily to join with like minded women and found FV to provide peer support to women in the early and middle stages of their careers in the City. Keily wants to assist women to voice their ambition and make positive career decisions.
Keily is the 2015 Winner of the Women in the City Future Leaders Award and is listed on the City A.M. Women in the City Powerlist. In 2016 Keily was shortlisted for the WeAreTheCity Rising Star in Law Award.
Claudia Buffini Founder & Co-Chair
Claudia is in her third year at Durham University studying Anthropology. As a past winner of Durham’s Business competition ‘Kickstart Weekend’, Claudia is passionate about getting women more involved in all aspects of business. Following her attendance at the City Women’s Network Annual Conference, Claudia realized there were no city networks for women starting their careers in the City and was inspired to create FV. She excited about what FV has in store and will work hard to ensure FV has a resounding impact across the City.
Harriet Sassoon Founder & Events Committee Chair
Harriet is a litigation associate in Morrison & Foerster’s London office and a member of the firm’s Global Anti-Corruption practice.
Harriet is the driving force behind FV’s successful events calendar. She is dedicated to mentoring and developing talent and is a business mentor with Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership. Harriet is also a Champion of First 100 Years, a history project, supported by the Law Society and the Bar Council, celebrating and charting the journey of British women in Law since 1919.
Laura Salisbury-Jones Communications Chair
Laura is a Chartered Surveyor and an Associate Director at Savills (UK) Limited working in the Central London Retail Agency team.
During the first five years of her career Laura has built a network of female contacts and hosted/taken part in ‘women in property’ events. Laura is keen for FV members to not only learn from more senior and experienced women, but help younger members of the network as they embark on and develop their careers.