FV Committee

Keily Blair – Founder & Chair (@KeilyBlair)

Keily Blair B&W photoKeily is a Director in PwC’s Regulatory and Commercial Disputes Team. Keily 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 won the First 100 Years Inspirational Woman in Law Award and shortlisted for the WeAreTheCity Rising Star in Law Award. Keily has two daughters who both want to be lawyers some day.

Harriet Sassoon – Founder & Events Committee Chair

Harriett B&W photoHarriet 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 Stuart-Berry – Communications Chair (@Laura_SBerry)


Laura is currently enjoying a well earned career break and a period of self reflection as she works out her next step and recharges ready for her next challenge.

Prior to her career break, Laura spent 12 years at Grant Thornton in various client facing and internal roles, rising to Chief of Staff to the CEO. Laura is passionate about intersectional diversity and inclusion and she is excited to continue unleashing potential in others during her break, as a coach-mentor and FV committee member.