Lisa Mayhew is the Managing Partner of Berwin Leighton Paisner, a Silver Circle law firm with revenue of over £250m.

There are lots of reasons why she got where she is but a key ingredient was her willingness to take a long term view of her career.  

A key part of this was that she did not give up on her long term goals when she had children and decided to work part time for 4 years.

She recognised that in a 30 - 40 year career that stage in her life was  a limited part and that she should keep perspective.

She did not give up on her career goals and if proof of what can be achieved.