Women in Law panel to discuss progress

Empowering women in the profession is the aim of tonight’s Women in Law panel event in Brisbane.

Women Lawyers Association of Queensland (WLAQ) has joined forces with national firm Holding Redlich to present the panel of WLAQ President Jessica McClymont KC, Holding Redlich State Managing Partner Rachel Drew, Holding Redlich National Managing Partner Troy Lewis, and BHP Vice President Legal Minerals Australia and Employee Relations Jenny McCabe.

The panellists will share insights about the challenges and changes they have faced throughout their careers, and predictions for young female lawyers entering the profession. They will also discuss how legal practitioners can support women in their workplace.

Jessica said the panel would discuss the challenges and changes faced by women in law, particularly young lawyers, touching on topics relevant to contemporary practice.

“Each of the panellists has a unique background and will share their experiences, insights and advice about building confidence and resilience, finding mentors, addressing gender pay gap issues and improving female representation in leadership roles,” she said.

Rachel agreed, saying there was work to be done.

“Despite strides made in the profession in recent years, addressing historical inequality and accelerating the progress towards a more diverse and inclusive work environment, particularly for female lawyers, remains imperative,” she said.

“Through this panel discussion with WLAQ, we hope to empower women to advance their legal careers, learn how to support each other in the profession and share further steps to achieve or improve gender diversity within teams.”

Women In law will be held at Holding Redlich’s Brisbane office from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. There will be an opportunity for questions and networking following the panel discussion. Register here.


The next event on the WLAQ calendar is the monthly Breakfast Club at 7.15am on Thursday at Sage on Ann café, Brisbane. February’s special guest will be Senior Judicial Registrar Kara Best, of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. Visit the website for details.

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