Florence Priscilla Norman

Our website home page features an image of Florence Priscilla Norman (1883-1964) riding her scooter to her office in London. Lady Norman was a British suffragette, a Trustee of Imperial War Museum, and Justice of the Peace for London. She was someone who radically fought for causes she believed in.

When World War I commenced in 1914, she ran a voluntary hospital in Wimereux, France with her husband. She was awarded the Mons Star and appointed CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for her war efforts. Twenty-five years later, in World War II, she again demonstrated her bravery as a driver for the Women’s Voluntary Service in London, driving a mobile canteen through air raids.

In between the wars, Lady Norman was active in the Liberal Women’s Suffrage Union and the Women’s Liberal Federation; she also was a member of the League of Nations, the National Adoption Society, and the Royal Earlswood Institution (advocating mental health issues).

We chose Lady Norman because she was an inspirational innovator who fought indefatigably for causes in which she believed. At Donahue Fitzgerald, we define innovators as not just those who create new ideas and products or those who work for innovative companies, but also those who make an impact in their communities. Our diverse, sophisticated, and effective practice will only continue to grow in strength and breadth. One thing will remain the same: our tireless dedication to furthering our clients’ dreams and resolving issues that confront them today, tomorrow, and in the future.