ADVANCING WOMEN IN LAW

19 NOVEMBER 2021 

19PARK HYATT | SYDNEY 

 

ABOUT THE EVENT

Theme: We Have Come This Far .. Where To Now?

Building a pathway for the next decade

The prominence of women in the legal sector is underlined by the fact that there are more female law graduates than males leaving law school. With the percentage of women higher than ever before, more firms are implementing diversity and gender parity measures to ensure that female solicitors get equal chances to succeed. Research also shows the importance of having gender diverse teams and the relevance this has on clients and financial returns, yet where is the tipping point?

 

As we celebrate 100 years of women in the legal sector, the Advancing Women in Law event will look at how far women have come, where they are now and the direction the future is heading. The event will cover all areas of the legal industry including: the judiciary, the legal sector and corporate counsel. There have been some strong advancements for women in law yet there is still road to be paved for future growth into the next decade and beyond.

The importance of nurturing young talent, creating a culture of change and inclusion and strengthening pathways to leadership are essential. Setting goals and milestones are important, including: the eradication of sexual harassment; more female partnerships; more females as leading experts in their field and more. Building pipelines for the next generation of female leaders and reaching beyond the ceiling is crucial to achieve a gender neutral vision of the future.

 

Through the expert guidance of a strong advisory panel the Advancing Women in Law summit has been created to offer a power packed day of learning and networking. It is designed not just for women but for all who believe that gender should never be a hindrance to reaching one’s full potential or a challenge to leadership.

OUR 2021 ADVISORY PANEL 

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This one day event is designed for everyone who believes that developing and nurturing the role of women in the legal industry benefits all, this includes everyone in the legal profession: Managing Partners, CEP, COO, Partners, Heads of HR; Diversity & Inclusion; Senior Associates, InHouse Counsel and both corporate and government legal departments

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN 

THE ADVANCING WOMEN IN LAW PROGRAMME HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO TACKLE CURRENT PRESSING TOPICS, INCLUDING:

  • 100 YEARS OF WOMEN IN LAW: THE PATH PAVED AND THE ROAD STILL TO GO

  • WOMEN IN JUDICIARY  THE CHALLENGES AND ATTRACTION OF THE COURTROOM

  • LEVERAGING THE ‘NEW’ NORMAL  TO BOOST OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

  • WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE AND HOW DO YOU MEASURE IT

  • THE NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN  A YOUNG PEOPLE’S PERSPECTIVE

  • DEVELOPING GENDER DIVERSITY POLICIES AS PART OF THE FABRIC OF A FIRM

  • GROWING NETWORKS AND EXPERTISE

  • BUILDING A PIPELINE AND CREATING OPPORTUNITIES

  • TACKLING SEXUAL HARRASSMENT

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

 

 

  • JULIA BANKS | BUSINESS LEADER, LAWYER, AUTHOR AND FORMER FEDERAL MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT

  • KATE EASTMAN AM SC | BARRISTER  | NEW CHAMBERS

  • JUSTICE JULIE WARD | CHIEF JUDGE IN EQUITY | SUPREME COURT OF NSW

  • AMBER MATTHEWS | COUNTRY MANAGING PARTNER |  DLA PIPER

  • JULIANA WARNER | PARTNER | HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS & DIRECTOR & PRESIDENT |  LAW SOCIETY OF NSW

  • SHARON COOK | GROUP EXECUTIVE, LEGAL & COMMERCIAL SERVICES | NAB 

  • SUE KENCH | GLOBAL MANAGING EXECUTIVE | KING & WOOD MALLESONS 

  • DEBORAH STONLEY | DIRECTOR - PEOPLE & CULTURE | MADDOCKS

  • REBECCA MASLEN-STANNAGE | SENIOR PARTNER | HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS

  • KATE JORDAN | GENERAL COUNSEL  & EXECUTIVE GENERAL MANAGER COMPANY  SECRETARIAT, RISK & GOVERNANCE | ORIGIN ENERGY

  • MARIAM VEISZADEH | LAWYER, WRITER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | DIVERSITY COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA

  • JACKIE RHODES | Managing Director - Asia & Emerging Markets | THOMSON REUTERS

  • FIONA CROSBIE | Chair | ALLENS

  • DANNY GILBERT | Managing Partner | GILBERT & TOBIN

  • RACHEL BESLEY | Chief Strategy Officer - Partner | DELOITTE TAX & LEGAL

HER EXCELLENCY THE HONOURABLE MARGARET BEAZLEY AC QC | GOVERNOR OF NSW

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

OUR 2021 PARTNER

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Managing Partner

Wallmans Lawyers

No matter how many times I attend the conference I am always enlightened by what is presented and appreciate the open discussions that surround both the formal and informal sessions.

Thank you to Chilli IQ!

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Managing Partner 

Cowell Clarke

Another great conference where as a Managing Partner I came away with 2 or 3 important ideas from most sessions to take back with me for discussion and/or implementation 

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