Many professional service and law firms have leading edge policies, practices and initiatives when it comes to recruiting in and supporting women. However numbers at the top are still inequal and more still needs to be done to redress this issue.
Networking is key
Networking to build support mechanisms and increasing one's visibility are key elements to suport the move inward and upward.
Where Women Work supported the informative Ark Group's Retaining and Advancing Women in Professional Services event. It was a fabulous one day forum in Sydney.
Expert diversity speakers
We heard from from an expert panel of speakers from:
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Slater & Gordon
Baker & McKenzie
Clayton Utz DCA
The College of Law A&NZ
Law Council of Australia
The event covered:
- Implementing realistic expectations
- Ensuring you’re working towards what you really want
- The realities of being a part-time partner
- Building a strategic network for an effective and successful career in firms
- Identifying and breaking through the myths surrounding women in firms
- Making positive changes within firms for dynamic career paths for female employees
- Creating inspiring role models that all women within firms can aspire to for the success of their careers
- Utilising online networks and tools for the advancement of women’s careers within firms