Leading Queen’s Counsel and committed campaigner for women’s rights, Cherie set up the Foundation in 2008 to help women build small and growing businesses in developing and emerging markets so that they can contribute to their economies and have a stronger voice in their societies.
Cherie is actively involved in the foundation, generously and tirelessly giving her time and resources to ensure its success. Travelling internationally, visiting projects and speaking on behalf of women around the world, our founder is an ambassador for women entrepreneurs everywhere, encouraging other non-profits, corporations and governments to do more to support women business owners.
Cherie was an Ambassador for London 2012, supporting the bid to host the Olympics in the UK and was awarded a CBE in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List for services to women’s issues and to charity in the UK and Overseas.
Cherie Blair CBE, QC is a leading barrister with over 40 years’ experience. She studied law at the London School of Economics (LSE) and is the Founder and Chair of Omnia Strategy where she focuses on international arbitration, strategic international legal and advisory work.
Cherie has represented over 30 countries as well as dozens of multinationals. Cherie now focuses on finding elegant solutions for complex problems relying on a unique multi-disciplinary approach. With extensive experience specializing in cross-border dispute resolution, commercial arbitration, mediation and human rights, Cherie is an accredited Advanced Mediator under the ADR Chambers/Harvard Law Project and an Elite Mediator with Clerksroom.
Aside from her legal work, Cherie is a mother of four, grandmother of two, the Founder of the award winning Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, a Non-Executive Director of Renault Group and Dangote Group, Honorary Chair of the World Justice Project and an adviser to the B Team.
Cherie Blair's much-anticipated autobiography takes the reader from a childhood in working-class Liverpool to the heart of the British legal system and then, as the wife of the Prime Minister, to 10 Downing Street. It has been an astonishing journey for a woman whose unconventional childhood was full of drama, and who grew up with a fierce sense of justice. Cherie Blair was the first British Prime Minister's wife to have a serious career, rising to the top of her profession at a young age, only to find herself in a new and challenging role in the public eye. In her autobiography she will speak for the first time about what it was like to combine this role with her full and rewarding life as a working mother. As a barrister and a judge, Cherie Blair is used to speaking on behalf of other people. At last she speaks for herself, offering a warm, intimate and often very funny portrait of a family living in extraordinary circumstances.