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.
Women lawyers across the network meet up regularly 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.
Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Women Lawyers
Women and their career trajectories are often affected by cultural challenges such as unequal access to opportunities, conscious and unconscious biases, and non-inclusive workplaces.
Join us to discuss ideas and strategies for leadership, management and organizational behavior that can help to retain and boost engagement for existing women lawyers in your firm, as well as attract more of them.
The Importance of Communication and Support - Feedbacks, Mentorship and Role Models
Good communication and support is an essential tool for both team and individual growth, and this has been particularly important since the Covid-19 outbreak, which forced many people to work remotely. This panel discussion will provide tips and discuss about the importance of good feedbacks, mentorship and role models, looking at both sides of the relationships. The right relationships can benefit and be rewarding to both parties. Indeed, employees who communicate effectively with colleagues and clients are always valuable assets to an organization and to clients, and it is a skill which can set people apart from their peers.
Denise Junqueira will share some highlights from her career path as well as how mentor-mentee and role model relationships helped guide her along the way.
Partners, associates and clients are welcome and may benefit from this event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.