Women in the Law:
Strategies for Personal and Professional Success
We are pleased to announce new topics where women lawyers across the network can meet up monthly via Zoom to build a community for mentorship, exchange of best practices and forge personal connections that can lead to business opportunities. Sessions include 20 minutes of informal presentation followed by 40 minutes of group discussion.
Bringing Men into the Fold
Are male lawyers part of your firm’s efforts to achieve gender equality? Do you actively engage men in your firm’s gender inclusion programs? Join Camille Khodadad, co-chair of the Much Women’s Initiative, to discuss the importance of men as allies in the promotion of gender equality – from general support to sponsorship – and discover strategies for getting men more involved.
Women: The Default Housekeeper, Caretaker and Peacemaker?
Women are usually expected to keep things in order, take care of everyone and be the mediator and peacemaker both at home and in the office. This imposes additional stress and responsibility on woman lawyers who are already very busy with work and family duties. Join this discussion to share experience and strategies in dealing with this kind of expectation.
Working Across Borders: Overcoming Intercultural Challenges
Join Melissa as she shares her experience as a young, Mexican woman lawyer working with lawyers (men and women) from different jurisdictions, hearing about the intercultural challenges she experienced and how she achieved productive relationships.
Meet RK Women's Network
For four consecutive years, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency has named Melbourne-member Russell Kennedy (RK) as Employer of Choice for Gender Equality. This is no doubt in part to the RK Women’s network, which creates opportunities to empower women through connection and development. Hear from the program’s leader on how the network was built and the successes that have come out of this initiative.
Pushing for Equal Pay for Equal Work
The gender payment gap is an ever-present issue in the global workforce that affects women throughout their careers. Join me to discuss provisions of the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act recently enacted in Colorado, and discuss practical ways to strive for equity within your firm.
Achieving Work-Life Balance
Management Styles: “We-economy” vs. “Me-economy”
Overcoming Gender Bias
Men are often judged on their potential while women are judged on their past performance. Join us to discuss patterns of gender bias, oftentimes subtle, and strategies for how to overcome having to prove that a woman is equally capable as a man.
Developing Relationships to Build Your Practice
Join us to share tips on how to strategically navigate the development and maintenance of relationships within your firm, with clients, and within the community.
Women Lawyers are not Men in Skirts
Gender difference makes a difference! Sometimes positive, sometimes negative, it’s important to understand how the attitudes and behaviors of men and women differ, and to develop strategies to address these differences in order to succeed in the workplace.