30 jurisdictions participated in the first IBA Women’s Day
in it International Women’s Day 2023president International Bar Association (I was going), Almudena Harpoon de Mendeville Aldamaon program launch IBA Women’s DayA global celebration of female legal professionals. This event aims to inspire and guide the younger generations in their professional lives, by exchanging experiences with seasoned lawyers on how to reach and maintain positions of responsibility. About 30 jurisdictions announced their participation in this celebration.
President Arpón de Mendívil, partner at the law firm of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in Madrid, Spain, commented: “I am proud to open the first IBA Women’s Day on March 8th. Women in the legal profession can and must dare to reach positions of responsibility, and their advantages are significant. This first celebration aims to highlight women who have succeeded in their careers in the legal sector around the world, prove that success is achievable and connect them all, thus multiplying the impact of the message. Experiences will be shared with the youngest professionals, allowing them to learn about the challenges they must (and can) face to progress their way to positions of responsibility and offering possible solutions to overcome them. The event will also promote the exchange of views with colleagues from other companies. I hope that IBA Women’s Day will become a long-awaited annual event in our association’s calendar.”
IBA Women’s Day on Wednesday 8 March 2023 was established by President Arpón de Mendívil and developed in collaboration with IBA Women Lawyers Committee (“Women Lawyers Committee“)[UM1] . It featured simultaneous events in the form of talks or seminars in various jurisdictions around the world. The meetings included interactive question-and-answer sessions, as well as time allotment networks.
in 2:30pm CETkey project partners in each jurisdiction went online with the president, who spoke a few words before asking those partners to introduce themselves, demonstrating the breadth of the countries involved in the initiative.
Spanish chapter of First Women’s Day IBA It has an organizing committee led by Teresa Paz-Ares (Partner, Uría & Menéndez), and consists of Guillermina Ester (Partner, Pérez-Llorca), Raquel Flórez (Partner, Freshfields), Diana Rivera (Partner, Cuatrecasas) and Marta Ríos (Partner, Uría & Menendez). The law firm of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo will host this first edition. The Organizing Committee will participate in the round table with Rosa Zarza (Partner, Garrigues) and the President of the International Bar Association. More than 50 participants from the main international commercial law firms will attend the meeting in Spain: A&O, Clifford Chance, Cuatrecasas, DLA, Freshfields, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, Garrigues, Linklaters, Pérez-llorca, Roca Junyent, Sagardoy, Uría Menéndez.
Addressing gender equality in the legal profession is one of IBA priorities for the period 2023/2024. It is a continuation Project “50/50 by 2030”launched by IBA two years ago, on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021A longitudinal study of the gender disparity in the legal profession. It is an ambitious global project, the pioneer of its kind, spanning nine years, whose goal is to discover the causes of gender inequality at the highest levels of the legal profession, in the private, public and legal sectors. judiciary and business, and determine whether diversity initiatives that have been introduced to address this disparity are having an impact. The project also aims to provide practical conclusions and guidance for the profession. lonliness Legal Policy and Research Unit From IBA and LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation Collaborate on surveys and analytics. Results related to the legal profession have already been published in England and WalesAnd Uganda And Spain. Publication of the next report on Nigeria is imminent.
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