Squire Patton Boggs supports Leeds Rhinos’ Amy Johnson

Squire Patton Boggs supports Leeds Rhinos’ Amy Johnson

Squire Patton Boggs is supporting Leeds Rhinos Rugby League player Amy Johnson, as she takes part in the national team’s historic tour of Papua New Guinea.

As part of the tour, the England Women’s team beat Papua New Guinea 24-10 in the first Test in Goroka on 9 November, and will play the second and final test against ‘the Orchids’ in Port Moresby on 16 November, before the Great Britain men’s team take on Papua New Guinea in the final match of their Lions tour.

Hannah Kendrick, head of corporate at Squire Patton Boggs in Leeds, said: “As a firm, we are committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive culture that enables women to succeed—whether in business or on the pitch—and we are delighted to support Amy, a rising star in women’s rugby, to give her the opportunity to develop her sporting career and, through competing at the highest level, blaze a trail for others to follow.”

“Amy and the England Women’s Rugby League team have been in inspiring form, and we are rooting for them to repeat their impressive performance in the second test.”

Last month, Squire Patton Boggs signed the Mindful Business Charter as part of a commitment to better working practices for mental health and wellbeing. The firm joined 17 other organisations at a signing event in London on 10 October, which coincided with World Mental Health Day.

The charter brings in-house legal teams and their legal services providers together to reach a shared agenda for mental health wellbeing.  Each signatory has pledged a commitment to abide by a set of principles centred on improved communication, respect for rest periods and considerate delegation of tasks.

Pictured: Wendy Ramshaw, inclusion and diversity manager at Squire Patton Boggs; John Alderton, managing partner of the Leeds office; Amy Johnson; and Hannah Kendrick, head of Leeds corporate

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