Karen Sherman joins New Perimeter's Advisory Board
Posted on 6 May 2021
New Perimeter, DLA Piper's nonprofit affiliate that provides long-term pro bono legal assistance in under-served regions around the world, recently welcomed Karen Sherman as the newest member of its Advisory Board.
Sherman currently serves as president of Akilah, East Africa’s preeminent institute for women’s higher education, leadership and career development. Prior to joining Akilah, she was a senior executive at Women for Women International, an organization that helps women survivors of war to rebuild their lives.
“We are delighted to welcome Karen to the Advisory Board,” said Lisa Dewey, director of New Perimeter. “She brings incredibly valuable experience advocating for women across the world, and her perspective will be essential in helping New Perimeter to deepen our current focus on supporting women’s rights and opportunities.”
Founded in 2005 as a result of DLA Piper's commitment to support legal advancement worldwide, New Perimeter mobilizes global teams of DLA Piper lawyers to work on pro bono projects around the world focused on access to justice, social and economic development, sound legal institutions and women's advancement. New Perimeter benefits from the guidance of its Advisory Board, comprised of thought leaders from the public and private sectors. The Advisory Board meets biannually in Washington, DC.
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About New Perimeter
New Perimeter is a nonprofit organization established by global law firm DLA Piper to provide pro bono legal assistance in under-served regions around the world to support access to justice, social and economic development and sound legal institutions. Founded in 2005 as a result of our firm’s commitment to support legal advancement worldwide, New Perimeter’s vision is to harness the skills and talents DLA Piper lawyers to further a more just world for all.
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