At Capability Jane we are huge supporters of the progression of women in the legal industry, so we were really excited to be asked to partner the Women In Law Summit event this year. If you want to attend visit Women In Law Summit’s website and quote the code CJANE15 for a 15% discount. Read on to find out more about the Summit, the rational and what is happening on the day.
On the 25th September 2018, over 400 women from the world of law will be gathered in the centre of London for a day of empowering keynotes, engaging discussions on pivotal industry challenges and interactive career development workshops.
You may be asking, why is this necessary? Statistics show that women in the legal profession are paid 10% less than men and the average salary for a qualified male lawyer stands at £60,000, compared with £48,500 for women. Furthermore, it is estimated that at the current rate of progress it will take 60 years to close this pay gap.
The Women in Law Summit exists to accelerate this rate of progress by offering sessions tailored to address the barriers affecting women’s careers, such as breaking through in an unequal society, how to increase your influence in the workplace and overcoming imposter syndrome.
To truly inspire, motivate and further the careers of those attending, the UK’s most inspirational women in law will be giving deep insight into these discussions by sharing unique lessons and experiences.
For example, the President of the Law Society, Christina Blacklaws, will highlight that the best leaders are bred, not born, and explore how you can reach your leadership potential.
Long gone are the days of a one-way talk from speaker to audience, as every talk will allow the audience to engage directly with the speaker.
This is epitomised by our panel session featuring five renowned leaders, such as the Founder of Women in Law UK, focusing on the women who have already smashed through the glass ceiling. The panellists will open the discussion out to the audience, allowing the attendees to learn collaboratively with the speakers, not just from.
If this sounds like something that you would like to know more about, check out the full agenda for the Women in Law Summit here: