Celebrate. Inform. Inspire. Women in Law.



Spark21 is a charity founded to celebrate, inform and inspire future generations of women in the professions. (Registered Charity Number 1167825)

The charity’s various projects include its ownership and management of the pioneering “First 100 Years of Women (2014-2019): Women in Law”​ campaign to mark 100 years since women have joined the professions, including law.

The objectives of Spark21 are for the public benefit to:


Catherine Calder

Over 25 years in the legal profession Catherine has worked in privatepractice, in-house and at the Bar, and as a solicitor and in management.

She is Joint Chief Executive and Director of Client Care at Serjeants’ Inn Chambers, which specialises in high profile medical, police, regulatory, criminal and public law cases, often involving important ethical, social and political issues.

David Standish

David is an insolvency practitioner and partner at KPMG LLP.

Lisa Tremble

Lisa is a communications professional with more than 20 years’ experience of devising and implementing communications strategies in highly scrutinised environments spanning business, politics and the public sector.

She is currently the Head of External Affairs at Direct Line Group.

Dana Denis-Smith

Dana has worked as an International journalist and is a former Linklaters lawyer. She is now a legal entrepreneur, having founded Obelisk Support in 2010 to keep ex-City lawyers working flexibly, around their family or other personal commitments. She is the founder of the First 100 Years project.