Women in Law in the Press
Women in Law acts as a voice for female lawyers in the legal industry.
Women in Law was quoted by Legalweek in an article on “The shape of things to come – Future Lawyers Roundtable”. To read the full article please click here.
Women in Law endorses the Women in the City Woman of Achievement Award. Click on the following link to view the winner: Cutting Edge Lite.
Pink Magazine comments on the impact Women in Law is making to help lawyers advance and lead. Check it out here.
The Women in Law events programme focuses on providing practical networking forums and training workshops to help female lawyers address the issues they face. Please contact us if you would like to organise an event in association with Women in Law. Our past events have attracted top City lawyers and firms. We look forward to seeing you at future events.
Law & Justice Forum, College of Law – Women in Law: Finding Balance – Tuesday 1 May 2012
The Law & Justice Forum invited Tracey Storey, Partner at Irwin Mitchell, Constance Briscoe, a leading criminal barrister at 9-12 Bell Court and Women in Law’s Stephanie Haladner to speak to law students at a forum on the challenges facing women in the profession and to highlight the steps the profession is taking to advance women.
Positioning Yourself for a Portfolio Career and Advice for New Non-executive Directors – Wed 16 May 2012
This seminar was part of the Major, Lindsey & Africa XX Advantage series. Speakers:
Noreen Doyle, former first Vice President of the European Bank for Reconstuction and Development and member of several boards including Credit Suisse and Newmont Mining Corporation. She is also chair of the board of governors for Marymount International School in Kingston.
Noel Harweth, former lawyer and Chief Operating Officer of Citibank International PLC and a member of several boards including Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance, Logica Group and Chairman of Sumitomo Mitsubishi Banking Europe.
Improvisation Clinic: Getting Good at the Basics – Wednesday 25 January 2012
Women in Law invited you to get creative and try your hand at improvisation. Led by Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Impro Clinic is a fun and supportive workshop focused on freeing and empowering professsionals and performers develop a confident and accepting presence.The session covered techniques designed to build confidence and encourage spontaneity. www.amycookehodgson.com
Brunch at Home House in celebration of International Women’s Day – Saturday 10 March 2012
At this entrepreneurship brunch, attendees were inspired by a variety of vibrant new businesses and the women leading them. Guests were able to engage with guest speakers and panel-led discussions to discover how to make the most of their own life and career.
Aspire Leadership for The Future Conference, ‘Life, Work, World’ – 29/30 November 2011
Women in Law partnered with Aspire for The Aspire Leadership for the Future Conference, ‘Life, Work, World’ in London on 29 and 30 November 2011.
ASPIRE is an award-winning leader in executive coaching, leadership development, consultancy, events and research related to women as leaders, which was founded over 10 years ago by Dr Samantha Collins, named ‘One of the Top 10 Executive Coaches’ and ‘One of the Top 200 Women to Impact Business and Industry’ by Her Majesty, the Queen of England.
Dinner at Joe’s featuring Catherine Palmer, GC of luxury fashion retailer Joseph – Thursday 1 December 2011
On Thursday 1 December, we hosted an intimate dinner at Joe’s restaurant in South Kensington featuring guest speaker Catherine Palmer, General Counsel of luxury fashion retailer Joseph www.joseph.co.uk. The evening included an exquisite two course meal prepared by renowned executive chef Maria Elia www.thisismariaelia.com
Networking Evening at Aesop in Mayfair – Thursday 20 October 2011
Join Women in Law and Aesop for an evening of networking and balanced living…
On Thursday 20 October, Women in Law hosted a networking event at Aesop, Mayfair where guests received tips on balanced living to incorporate into your professional and personal lives, as well as product consultations from Aesop.
The Aesop Story
Since 1987, Aesop has been creating a range of superlative products for skin, hair and body. Aesop is committed to using the finest plant-based ingredients and non-botanical elements such as anti-oxidants. All ingredients are carefully selected for the benefits they bring to your skin or for their ability to improve the performance of the product. The exquisite aromas for which Aesop is renowned are an incidental treat.
Aesop values all human endeavours undertaken with intellectual rigour, vision, and a nod to the whimsical. They make every product with the same attention to detail that should be applied to life at large, taking into consideration the needs of your skin, the specifics of your environment, and the constraints on your time.
Aesop advocates the use of its products as part of a balanced life that includes a healthy diet, sensible exercise, a moderate intake of red wine, and a regular dose of good books.
Aesop Mayfair is in a heritage listed building on Mount Street and the interior was designed for Aesop by Ilse Crawford of studioilse.
What Corporations Such as GE look for in Diverse Teams at Law Firms – Wednesday 14 September 2011
Tish Clyde is Global L&E Counsel for GE Healthcare, a medical diagnostics, life sciences and healthcare IT business with revenues >$17bn and 55,000 employees. GE Healthcare is part of GE, a diversified technology and financial services multi-national with revenues >$200bn and 300,000 employees worldwide.
Prior to joining GE, Tish was a partner in the law firm of Charles Russell in London and, before that, she was an associate with Allen & Overy. Tish studied history at Trinity College, Oxford before becoming a lawyer.
In 1999, Tish moved in-house to GE’s financial services business as L&E Counsel for Europe. In 2003 she joined Barclays as General Counsel for L&E before being recruited back to GE Healthcare in 2004. In this role, Tish is responsible for developing L&E strategy for GE Healthcare, driving HR compliance, anticipating new social legislation/key risks for the business as well as managing global employee relations, L&E litigation and supporting M&A transactions.
Neil Harnby is General Counsel for GE Capital, Europe. Previously a banking partner at Linklaters since 2004, Neil moved to GE for the newly created role in 2009. Prior to Linklaters, he was an associate at Denton Wilde Sapte and legacy Rowe & Mawe, now Mayer Brown.
An Uplifting Evening with Reema Pachachi – Thursday 30 June 2011
Drinks, diamonds and a woman of substance…
Women in Law hosted a networking evening and private sale with jewellery designer Reema Pachachi. Following a postgraduate degree at the Royal College of Art, Reema launched her own business, selling her designs through Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. In 2001, she became the first Creative Director of De Beers LV. Her groundbreaking designs for the luxury brand, including the Millennium Star Pendant, first worn by Iman, showcase her meticulous attention to detail and subtle originality. She is currently Visiting Professor of Jewellery at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London.
Reema’s commitment to making women feel confident and uplifted through their jewellery is undiminished, having recently launched her new jewellery brand: Kuka-me. The Kuka-me collections are elegant and understated, perfect for the professional woman. All pieces are made in England from solid sterling silver and 18ct gold from recycled metals. www.kuka-me.com
For photos of the event, click on the Women in Law facebook page
Moving from Lawyer to Non-Executive Director – Wednesday 8 June 2011
This seminar was part of the Major, Lindsey & Africa 2011 seminar series and explored issues faced by lawyers and women when transitioning from lawyer to non-executive director. Our speaker, Ruth Markland, has been at the forefront of women in business her entire career. The former managing partner of Freshfields’ Asian operations and director on four boards including Standard Chartered Bank, she shared her experience and provide women in law who aspire to be on boards with advice on how to navigate this difficult transition.
Women in Business / Middle East Association Spring Networking Reception – Tuesday 29 March 2011
Women in Law invited its members to the Women in Business and the Middle East Association Spring Networking Reception on Tuesday 29 March with guest speaker Caroline Plumb, CEO of FreshMinds Group and UK Business Ambassador. Caroline co-founded FreshMinds Group in 2000 after graduating from Oxford. Today it consists of three award-winning agencies covering recruitment, consultancy and social media. Caroline is one of the UK’s 30 Business Ambassadors appointed by Prime Minister David Cameron. Also speaking will be Nicholas Armour, Director International Group 1 at UK Trade & Investment. www.the-mea.co.uk
Breakfast Seminar: Negotiating Employment Contracts – Wednesday 30 March 2011
The session covered key issues interfaced with practical examples to show you how to achieve your dream package. The objectives of the seminar were to inform and empower you towards negotiating a better deal for yourself. This seminar was presented by Gannons in asssociation with Women in Law. Gannons is a niche commercial law firm offering specialist employment law advice to executives and companies www.gannons.co.uk
Networking Evening at Hoss Intropia – Thursday 17 March 2011
On Thursday 17 March we hosted a connection and creativity evening at Spanish clothing brand Hoss Intropia, featuring lawyer turned writer Julie Buxbaum who read from her novel The Opposite of Love - full of emotional truth and insights on law firm life. www.juliebuxbaum.com; www.hossintropia.com
Leadership Evening - 24 February 2011
On Thursday 24 February, we hosted a leadership and networking event at the MCM boutique, 5 Sloane Street. The event featured guest speaker Catherine Claydon, leadership consultant and former Goldman Sachs Managing Director.
Making Work-Life Balance Work – 9 February 2011
This seminar explored how one can effectively leverage excellence to negotiate flexibility, addressing the competing concerns of employer and employee in achieving work-life balance. Susan Revell, co-general counsel at Morgan Stanley provided her perspective as a manager of a large team of lawyers over the last decade.
UKTI Financial and Professional Services Roadshow (China and India) – London, 25th January
Despite the current challenges facing the financial markets there remains huge scope for UK companies to access untapped opportunities in international markets. China and India are seeing an exceptionally strong growth in the sector creating a vast market for financial and legal products.
These events offer: one to one advice from UKTI commercial officers and experts based in China and India; case studies of successful financial and legal exporters; advice on the best routes into the markets; a chance to network with business specialists.
Speakers include: Stephen Green, Incoming Minister of State for Trade and Investment, UKTI (London); Sir David Brewer, Government’s British Ambassador & Chairman of the China-Britain Business Council (London); Gerry Grimstone, Chairman, Standard Life Plc & UK Financial Services Sector “India Champion”, UKTI (Leeds); Howard Kew – Chief Executive, Financial Leeds (Leeds).
Doing Business in Asia – Women’s Enterprise Evening, Thursday 18 November
PAWA (Pan Asian Women’s Association) in partnership with Standard Chartered Private Bank and the FT presented Doing Business in Asia. The Asia economy is predicted by many to become the world’s economic driver. A recent IMF report predicts that the economy will grow to 50% over the next five years. Chaired by Louise Lucas, Consumer Industries correspondent, FT. Sarah Hewin, Senior Economist at Standard Chartered discussed the ‘Shift of Power to Asia’; Sabe Tibbitts, International Trade Advisor, UKTI discussed the support and services available from the UKTI and Dr. Sally Ernst, Entrepreneur and Investor shared her experience of building a business in Asia.
Having Personal Impact, Wednesday 17 November 2010
Leadership consultants Catherine Claydon (former Goldman Sachs MD) and May Chien Busch (former Morgan Stanley Europe COO) explored the importance of powerful communication skills and developing the intangibles ‘presence’ and ‘gravitas’.
Thursday 4 November: Rous Iland
Women in Law hosted an evening at Rous Iland private members’ fashion boutique. Clare Rous and Kara Iland are former Clifford Chance lawyers turned entrepreneurs who offer a unique fashion service for women in the City.
Friday 17 September 2010 at MCM
Our members attended another exclusive evening event at the MCM boutique.
Thursday 27 May 2010: Event at Georgina Goodman Flagship Store
Women in Law hosted a networking event at the Georgina Goodman flagship store, 44 Old Bond Street with renowned shoe designer and woman in business Georgina Goodman.
Friday 26 March 2010: Women in Law Launch Event
Our inaugural event took place at the luxury brand boutique MCM at 5 Sloane Street, London. Our guests were delighted to have the opportunity to hear more about Women in Law and meet other inspiring professionals, including dynamic MCM Chairwoman and CEO Sung-joo Kim.
For photos of the event please go to the Women in Law Facebook page by clicking here.