Shauneen Lambe selected as Eisenhower Fellow 2015


Shauneen Lambe, Executive Director of Just for Kids Law, has been selected for the Eisenhower Fellowships Women’s Leadership Program (WLP) 2015. Shauneen is one of just two women from the United Kingdom selected to participate in the prestigious leadership programme for outstanding professionals.

George de Lama, president of Eisenhower Fellowships, said the new Fellows represent the best and brightest leaders in their fields. “We are excited to welcome these outstanding ascendant leaders into the global network of influential Eisenhower Fellows,” de Lama said.

Shauneen is one of 25 international Fellows selected from hundreds of applicants from 37 countries. As an Eisenhower Fellow she will have the opportunity to meet other leaders in their respective fields, and travel to six to eight cities in the U.S. During the programme, the Fellows are expected to use this unique opportunity to identify concrete ways in which they can better their communities and advance their professional disciplines.

To qualify, participants have to demonstrate that they are exceptional leaders who make important contributions to their societies. They have to provide evidence of their professional and community accomplishments, and show substantial promise for even higher achievement. Judges are looking for visionaries who have tackled big challenges in order to better the world around them.

Shauneen Lambe said: ‘I am honoured to have been selected as an Eisenhower Fellow. I look forward to the learning journey and the many opportunities it will bring to enhance the work Just for Kids Law does here in the UK and an amazing opportunity to learn from the other Eisenhower Fellows.’

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  1. Shauneen is a barrister in the UK and an attorney in the USA, where she represented people facing the death penalty. She helped establish the charity Reprieve for Clive Stafford Smith and remained a board member until 2006. In 2006, with Aika Stephenson, she founded Just for Kids Law. Shauneen was chosen as World Economic Forum ‘Young Global Leader’ in 2010; a Shackleton Leader in 2011; one of NESTA/The Observer’s ‘Britain’s New Radicals’ in 2012 and was elected an Ashoka Fellow in the same year. In 2013 she was a finalist in the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards and Liberty’s Human Rights Lawyer of the Year.  She is proud to be the UK Chair of Global Dignity and a trustee of the charities Birthrights and The Barings Foundation.
  2. The Eisenhower Fellowship, founded in 1953, is an international leader exchange programme to honour President Eisenhower’s devotion to world peace. Its Board of Trustees include Madeline Albright and Colin Powell.
  3. For further information about this award please see here
  4. Just for Kids Law is an award-winning charity which provides legal and other support to young people in difficulties with the law and campaigns for improvements in youth justice. justforkidslaw.org

For further information contact Caroline O’Dwyer T: 0203 174 2279 M. 07984 095793