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International Women in Law Summit 2012
Setting the Agenda for Change

Date: 8 March 2012
Location: The Law Society, London

Join us in setting the agenda for change on 8 March 2012

The International Women in Law Summit 2012 aims to highlight not only barriers but most critically future strategies to ensure that more senior women advance to leadership positions, and reflects the talent pool entering the profession. The Summit aims to create a manifesto for women in the legal profession and to drive a more proactive agenda at both national and international levels.

The Summit is jointly organised by the Law Society and the USA based National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) and is supported by the Association of Women Solicitors (AWS) and Catalyst. The Summit , sponsored by LexisNexis, will consist of a one day conference, preceded by a networking gala dinner on the evening of 7 March.

Several distinguished speakers including Laurel Bellows, president-elect of the American Bar Association, Rupert Bondy, Group General Counsel at BP plc, and Fiona Woolf CBE will be speaking on a range of subjects, with opportunities to exchange and contribute views and ideas, including:

  • The numbers game: do targets or quotas work?
  • When commitment isn't enough: the role of workplace culture on women's careers.
  • Maximising talent potential: working practices that support both women and men.
  • Moving up: mechanisms that support women to progress.
  • Globalisation: the role and impact on women's careers.

Taking part in the Summit will be partners and in-house counsels from global law practices who will meet to identify and respond to the key issues curbing the progress of women in the law.

The Summit promises to be energetic, inspiring and topical with a programme that focuses on moving past awareness-raising to the delivery of a bolder, more proactive agenda - one which aims to articulate the change required and how to achieve this.

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