Norton Rose sponsors G(irls) 20 Summit

26 April 2012

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International legal practice Norton Rose Group has today announced its role in supporting the G(irls) 20 Summit, an initiative aimed at providing a different take on the issues set to be debated by the G20 leaders in June.

The third annual Summit will bring together one girl, aged 18-20, from each of the 20 participating countries plus a representative from the African Union to look at the G20 agenda through the lens of the economic empowerment of girls and women.

They will meet from May 24th until May 31st in Mexico City, focusing on solutions girls and women can bring to the worldwide economic challenges facing G20 Leaders. The Summit will end with a press conference and communiqué on May 31st providing a blueprint on how the G20 leaders can utilize and engage girls and women throughout the world.

Norton Rose Group is one of the founding partners of the G(irls) 20 Summit, and is the only legal practice to be involved with the initiative. In addition to its role as a founding partner, Norton Rose Group will draw on its extensive experience in running leadership training to develop a tailored pre-conference leadership session for the delegates.

The other founding partners are Google, Nike Foundation, Nissan, Macroblu, The Belinda Stronach Foundation, The NOVO Foundation, Veritas, Scotiabank, and TransCanada.

Peter Martyr, Group Chief Executive, Norton Rose Group, commented:

“This is an important initiative that we’re extremely proud to support. The debates and negotiations at the leadership level of the G20 can have a profound impact on all levels of life throughout the world. It’s important that such decisions aren’t made in isolation.

“Ensuring there’s an open platform for girls and women to feed in to these issues is vital. We believe the G(irls) 20 Summit is an important step in achieving that.”

For further information please contact:

Sarah Webster, head of PR, Norton Rose LLP
Tel: +44 (0)20 7444 5942; Mob: +44 (0)7725 350 425
sarah.webster@nortonrose.com

Gavin Collins, PR manager, Norton Rose LLP
Tel: +44 (0)20 7444 2466; Mob: +44 (0)7770 650 113
gavin.collins@nortonrose.com