Dana Denis-Smith is the CEO of Obelisk Support and the founder of the First 100 Years, now Next 100 Years campaign – a national charitable campaign to celebrate, support and promote women in law.
In 2010, she founded Obelisk Support to provide flexible legal solutions to FTSE100 and law firms by working with lawyers that needed to work remotely and more flexibly around their family or other caring commitments. The company was listed as one of the fastest-growing businesses in Europe in 2018 by the Financial Times and Inc. In 2020 it was highly commended at The Lawyer Awards, won Supplier of the Year at the Women in Law Awards and in 2021 was ranked in Chambers and Partners and was praised by clients for being “commercial and flexible – they will take a pragmatic approach to legal problems and get stuck into the issues at hand.”
A TedX speaker, Dana regularly speaks at industry events and in the media on culture in the legal profession, gender equality, entrepreneurship and legal technology. In 2020, she was recognised for her work as a women’s advocate and champion of gender equality via the First 100 Years national campaign with the Special Contribution Award at the Women in Law Awards. In 2019, she was awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Legal Services by The Legal 500 and, in 2018, she was voted Legal Personality of the Year.