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Inspirational Women Series: Karen Holden

It often feels difficult to find out about the options for careers beyond large corporate firms at Oxford. This means that it was particularly fascinating to hear from the founder of A City Law Firm, Karen Holden, in the most recent instalment of the Inspirational Women series. She founded the firm in 2009 with £5,000, a suitcase of files, and no idea how to run a business. Since then, she has successfully and organically grown it into a thriving business with a host of awards, including being named Leading Firm by the Legal 500. Karen herself was awarded Freedom of the City for her work on equality. In an honest and engaging talk, Karen spoke about how she wanted more of a work-life balance