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Great Entrepreneur Stories: Meet Marie-Lou Gillespie

The Women Presidents Organization in South Africa is featuring great entrepreneur stories in honour of National Women's Day in South Africa on 9 August 2023.

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Marie-Lou Gillespie

We're honoured to introduce you to a remarkable woman shaping the legal landscape and more! 🌟


Meet Marie-Lou Gillespie, a distinguished member of the Women Presidents Organization (WPO) Cape Town II Chapter. With an illustrious career spanning over three decades, Marie-Lou is the Founder and Director of Gillespie & Associates. Her journey in law is a testament to her dedication, expertise, and unyielding passion.


As a legal maven, Marie-Lou has cultivated a versatile general practice that spans a vast array of legal domains. From litigation to commercial contract drafting, Family and Insolvency Law to Administrative Law, and even the intricate administration of deceased estates, she thrives in navigating complexities.


Marie-Lou's love for the law is evident in her continuous pursuit of knowledge. She relishes keeping up with the ever-evolving legal landscape, always ready to tackle new challenges head-on.


Her commitment to justice goes beyond the courtroom – Marie-Lou serves on the Disciplinary Committee of the Legal Practice Council for the Western Cape. Furthermore, she's an esteemed Certified Arbitrator and Mediator on The Arbitration Foundation of South Africa's panel, as well as a Certified Divorce Mediator.


Marie-Lou's influence stretches into the realm of arts and community as well. She chairs The Third World Bunfight, a non-profit community-based arts company, highlighting her dedication to nurturing culture and creativity.


Beyond her professional pursuits, Marie-Lou finds solace in nature's embrace. An avid hiker and nature enthusiast, she spends her free moments amidst the mountains, finding inspiration in the beauty around her.


Join us in celebrating Marie-Lou’s journey – a testament to strength, intellect, and an unwavering commitment to the betterment of the legal field and beyond. 📚🏞️



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