Cherith Sanger

Attorney, Women's Legal Centre

For Cherith Sanger, who grew up in a politically aware household, the natural career path seemed to be human rights law. After completing her law degree she worked for Deneys Reitz, an experience she describes as "invaluable�, then joined the Women's Legal Centre, an independently-funded non-profit law firm that offers women access to legal services. Sanger focuses on gender-based and labour law and is passionate about expanding access to justice for the women who need it most. "This is what I want to do. I get to be creative around human rights, and work in campaigns. It's the perfect space for me.� The WLC, she explains, is about long-term work, not overnight successes, so she plans to continue her work in the gender sector for a very long time to come. � Tarryn Harbour

Lunch spot: Fat Cactus, Little Mowbray, Cape Town