Ivy Wong, legal product manager at online legal marketplace at Lexoo, has won a place in the 2018 TechWomen100.
Wong has spent the last six years in the legal industry, first as a lawyer at Allen & Overy, and now at fast-growing lawtech startup Lexoo, which is creating a competitive, transparent online marketplace that allows businesses to hire independent lawyers from a network spanning 55 countries.
As legal product manager, Wong’s role is to build products that help lawyers on Lexoo’s platform win work and build their practice. Most recently, she has been managing a full-scale overhaul of the lawyer quote-submission platform, which includes incorporating payment processing capabilities, streamlining Lexoo’s client-onboarding processes and ensuring our changes are in line with lawyers’ regulatory obligations. In the near future, she’ll be working to build and adopt new technologies like automated contract drafting and project management tools for Lexoo’s lawyers.”
In her winning submission Wong says: “As the nascent lawtech industry continues to grow, I feel it is imperative that we avoid the gender inequality seen in the traditional legal and tech industries. I am an advisor to Legal Geek’s Women in LawTech Group, a community which aims to bring change to the legal industry through connecting people and sharing ideas. Together with Legal Geek, I launched a Women in LawTech mentoring scheme this year, matching 44 women across eight countries that are interested or working in lawtech. Through mentoring and community building, I hope to build a global network of women that are invested in each other’s success.”
Also among the winners are three UK top 100 law firm leaders: huge congratulations goes out to Shilpa Bhandarkar from Linklaters; Robyn Weatherley from Mishcon de Reya and Emma Wright from Kemp Little.
The winners of the TechWomen100 awards showcases remarkable women within the technology sector covering a wide range of roles such as applied machine learning scientist; cyber security consultant; radio modelling engineer; futurist; a research associate in Turbomachinery; and rapid prototyper. In its second year, the awards were entered by over 500 nominations from across the UK and Northern Ireland and judged by a panel of 16 industry experts. Over 30,000 public votes of support were received for the 200 shortlisted nominees.