Helena Kennedy

Barrister, Labour Member of the House of Lords & Former Principal of Mansfield College

  • Called to the bar at Gray’s Inn
  • Former Chair of Charter 88
  • Appointed Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws of Cathcart in the City of Glasgow
  • Awarded the Legal 500 Award for Outstanding Achievements 2020
  • Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, the University of Cambridge, the School of Oriental and African Studies and the Royal Society of Edinburgh

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Eve Was Framed Helena Kennedy
Eve Was Framed: Women and British Justice
Misjustice Helena Kennedy
Misjustice: How British Law is Failing Women
Just Law Helena Kennedy
Just Law: The Changing Face of Justice- And Why It Matters to Us All

When [post:title] is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Law & Legal
Civil Liberties
Human Rights
Rights of Women and Children

Helena Kennedy is a Barrister and a Labour Member of the House of Lords. Highly passionate about championing rights, Helena has heavily focused on women’s rights along with championing more women pursuing a career in the law profession. Having continually raised awareness of the discrimination women face and the absence of women in law, Helena Kennedy is now often booked as a female motivational speaker for corporate events.

As a Barrister, Helena was called to the bar at Gray’s Inn and worked on prominent cases such as child murderer, Myra Hindley. For the following 30 years, Helena was highly committed to her legal profession and worked on cases such as the Guilford Four appeal, the Brighton Bombing and various homicide cases. Outside of law, Helena has also been heavily involved with politics- having been a Labour member of the House of Lords and the Chair of Charter 88.

Other prominent roles of Helena’s include being the Chair of the Further Education Commission and the presenter of Heart of the Matter, Raw Deal on Medical Negligence, The Trial of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, After Dark and Time Gentleman, Please. She has also been named as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and been the Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford. Her commitments throughout her career have been highly praised, awarded the 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Times Newspaper and appointed Life Peer Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws.

Now booked as a female motivational speaker, Helena passionately advocates women’s issues and raises awareness of the abundance of women in the law profession. Helena has forged a reputation for championing social justice, human rights, women’s rights and civil liberties and is a thought leader in such subjects. A seasoned speaker, Helena delivered the TEDx talk ‘The Law is Male’– a speech in which she showed her passions for empowering women when discussing the injustices that women face in law. A fantastic female motivational speaker, Helena Kennedy is a great choice when looking for a speaker who will leave audiences feeling empowered.

Official Testimonials

Helena Kennedy is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“To share a direct quote from a network member- ‘Helena was the best speaker I have had the privilege of hearing’.”

Lynne, Corporate Talent Management

To enquire about Helena Kennedy for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via agent@female-motivational-speakers.com or call a booking agent on 0203 9158 282.