Grace Rose Gwynne

Grace Rose Gwynne | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Grace Rose Gwynne | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, One of the UK's Youngest Barristers And Goal-Getter
London
Get a peptalk on the power of determination, resilience and goal-setting with Grace Rose Gwynne, one of the UK's youngest barristers and TEDx speaker.

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Fighting For A Place In The Old Boys’ Club
Grace was the first person in her family to attend University and grew up thinking that she wasn’t the right ‘fit’ for a barrister; she didn’t go to Oxbridge and she had a Birmingham accent. However, with resilience and sheer determination, she became one of the youngest Barristers in England in 2017. Now shares this in her keynotes as well her experience of being a strong, young, female voice in a male dominated sphere and the challenges that have come with this.
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Gender Diversity
Grace has spoken in the media frequently over the last few years about gender inequality in the workplace, and the sexism and ageism challenges she has faced as a young female barrister. Grace speaks eloquently about this in a Ted Talk called Fighting for A Place in the Old Boys Club. Grace has proved women can succeed in a male-dominated profession and she is advocating for more young female representation at the Bar. Grace is now writing a book about her experiences - to try to encourage and inspire other young women to become barristers too. Her advocacy for gender equality in the legal profession serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of fostering an inclusive environment.
Grace has also launched a national campaign about revenge porn, to remove the word Revenge from the name of the crime, to help de-stigmatise victims.
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Resilience
As a young, female barrister Grace has faced many challenges at the Bar and resilience has been key to overcoming many of hurdles she has experienced. Despite becoming an inspiring barrister at such a young age, it has not been an easy road for Grace – working in one of the most competitive professions in the world with thousands of applicants applying for each role, Grace has faced immense challenges and competition to reach where she is today. Grace takes her own personal lessons on resilience to teams, and talks candidly about the drive, tenacity, ambition and motivation required to be the best of the best.
Grace was the first person in her family to go to University and was not Oxbridge-educated and her ageism and sexism challenges has helped strengthen Grace's resilience and only made Grace even more determined to not only follow her dream but to achieve it.
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Public Speaking
Grace is a dynamic, impactful and motivational public speaker - a powerhouse that will ignite the fire within your audience. Her captivating storytelling and transformative insights inspire and motivate teams. As well as her very moving and motivational Ted Talk, Grace has given many inspiring presentations for major brands and companies both in the UK and the US. As well as being able to give top tips on how to deliver amazing unforgettable presentations, as a former professional actor, Grace is well used to conquering stage fright and can give advice on how to conquer anxiety when speaking publicly and how to turn stress into a positive.
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Mindset
Given the challenges and the rejections Grace has faced and overcome both professionally and personally, Grace knows only too well how vital it is to achieve a growth and positive mindset, and how important it is to view challenges as opportunities. Despite years of hard work to qualify as a barrister, Grace could still not obtain pupillage to practise as a barrister, but she was determined to achieve her goal. So after two years of failed applications in the UK, she decided she needed to supersize her CV and at the age of 21, she took herself off to the United States of America to work there specialising in criminal defence, most notably defending clients charged with firearms offences and drug trafficking. With this stateside experience on her CV she returned to the UK where she immediately was offered her dream job allowing her to practice as a barrister. Grace's positive mindset, resilience, motivation, ambition and sheer hard work will empower and show teams how to overcome their challenges and achieve extraordinary results.
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Grace Rose Gwynne | Speaker Biography

Birmingham-based barrister Grace Rose Gwynne is one of the youngest barristers in the UK, after being called to the Bar at just 21 years old. Grace is a media broadcaster appearing regularly on TV, radio and podcasts as well as writing columns for national newspapers. Now aged just 28 Grace is working at one of the leading Chambers in the country where she practices family law, personal injury and clinical negligence.She has also practised law in the US where she worked as an attorney for several litigation firms specialising in criminal defence - most notably dealing with firearms offences and drug trafficking.

The young inspiring lawyer and TV broadcaster was propelled into the public eye after speaking out about the sexist and ageist prejudices she has experienced as a young female junior barrister working in a male dominated profession.Grace has recently delivered a Ted Talk about her experiences at the Bar called "Fighting For A Place In The Old Boys Club".Despite becoming an inspiring barrister at such a young age, it has not been an easy road for Grace – working in one of the most competitive professions in the world with thousands of applicants applying for each role, Grace has faced immense challenges and competition to reach where she is today. Now taking these lessons of resilience to teams, Grace talks candidly about the drive, tenacity, ambition and motivation required to be the best of the best.

Grace was the first person in her family to go to university and was not Oxbridge- educated and her many challenges, only made Grace even more determined to not only follow her dream but to achieve it.Grace has proved women can succeed in a male-dominated profession and she is advocating for more young female representation at the Bar. Grace is now writing a book about her experiences - to try to encourage and inspire other young women to become barristers too.

Grace says: "I am writing this book for my 21-year-old self as a guidebook to give an insight into the realities of the Junior Bar. Despite the challenges and the hurdles I have faced, the Bar needs more young talented women and I am a huge advocate for that and I will push that message as far as I can."

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