Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, is a leading international human rights lawyer, a passionate campaigner for women’s equality, and wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Mrs. Blair studied law at the London School of Economics, where she graduated with a First Class Degree. In 1995, she became a Queen’s Counsel, and in 2000 she became a founding member of Matrix Chambers, a ground breaking legal practice designed to break down the barriers between providers of legal services. In 2011 Mrs Blair founded Omnia Strategy, a pioneering international law firm that provides strategic counsel to governments, corporates and private clients.
Mrs Blair has actively campaigned for human rights and equality for women. She is closely involved with a number of charities around the world with a special emphasis on those working with women, children and the transformative power of education. In 2008, she established the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, which partners with global organizations to support women entrepreneurs in the developing world.