Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

IWD in 2021 is a different celebration to usual amid Covid-19 as research shows that women have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

The theme for IWD 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge. By raising awareness, celebrating women’s achievements and challenging stereotypes we can help bring about positive change. According to diversity and inclusion information from the SRA, the legal industry still has some way to go on female representation in law, particularly in regard to senior / leadership roles.

Fortunately, 91% of our staff work flexibly under our hybrid / remote working model – we are right behind promoting work / life balance for colleagues. Also, we are proud to say that currently 31% of our female staff work flexibly regardless of remote working model.

International Women’s Day Podcast

In the short 10-minute podcast below, Justine (Partner and Head of Employment Law), and Alice Watkinson (her daughter) speak honestly about the challenges many women have faced in the last 12 months and what they feel is to happen next to ‘level up’ the effects of the pandemic on women in particular.

Justine and Alice Watkinson discuss challenges of flexible working and why business needs to boldly embrace change.

IWD 2021 is also an opportunity to recognise the contribution other’s around us are making. This year, we are focussing on celebrating our women’s achievements and efforts on social media, including through ‘shout outs’ to colleagues by colleagues, which is also a thank you recognising their inspiration, motivation and mentoring support.

Join us in supporting and championing #IWD2021