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Please join our Women's Network for an innovative, intersectional, and interactive session to celebrate International Women’s Day and explore the role of women in the legal sector.

We have had slow progress in the legal sector and now need real action to create parity for women in the legal profession. “Choose to Challenge” is the theme for International Women’s Day for 2021.

We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements in law and in our workplaces. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

We will also be using a preview of data from our updated groundbreaking research report Career Progression in the UK Legal Sector to lead our discussion and interactive breakout sessions on how we can "choose to challenge" as well as to support equality for and the advancement of women in the legal sector. Everyone will walk away with concrete actions they can take as individuals as well as strategies their organisations can implement to create change for women's equality.

We will be joined by a stellar panel of leading women in law including:

  • Sarah Blomfield, General Counsel EMEA, Evercore
  • Clare Fielding, Co-Founding Partner, Town Legal LLP
  • Elizabeth Fisher, Senior Vice President, Burford Capital
  • Tai Vivatvaraphol, Senior Counsel – Corporate, AstraZeneca
  • Homa Wilson, Partner, Hodge Jones & Allen
  • Daniel Winterfedlt QC (Hon), Chair, InterLaw Diversity Forum

With a welcome from:

Kathleen Harris, Head of the London office and Co-chair of the Anti-Corruption practice, Arnold & Porter.

As part of the event please join us for tea and cakes! We have teamed up with the Luminary Bakery who have created a special menu and discount for us. Luminary Bakery are offering 10% discount for attendees on a box of beautiful mini cakes (2 x lemon & blueberry and 2 x chocolate & mixed berry) or a box of brownies which come in salted caramel (GF), chocolate (GF), and coconut & cherry (GF).

To order please visit the website by clicking on the bakery items listed above and use discount code: AP10.

Every purchase made helps Luminary Bakery to train, support and employ more women in the bakery, forever changing the trajectory of their lives and helping them to reach their potential. An easy (and delicious!) way for you to make an impact. See below for more on the Luminary Bakery.

*Please sign up by clicking on the Register button. You will receive the Zoom webinar link and joining details via e-mail the day before the event.*

Thanks to our virtual host, Arnold & Porter, for supporting this webinar.


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Luminary Bakery

Luminary is an innovative response to a need they saw for women who have had a social and economic disadvantage. It is a social enterprise designed to offer opportunities for women to build a future for themselves. Luminary Bakery provide a safe and professional environment where women can grow holistically – encouraging ambition, restoration and second chances. It uses baking as a tool to take women on a journey to employability and entrepreneurship, equipping them with transferable skills for the working world. It offer courses, work experience and paid employment within the bakery, empowering women to build their career. By investing in and releasing them to realise their dreams - through training, employment and community - it aims to break cycles of poverty, violence & disadvantage once and for all.

Visit their website here: https://luminarybakery.com/

You can read more about Luminary’s model and impact by downloading the impact report here.

If you would like to make a donation you can visit the JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/luminarylimited

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