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It’s time for leaders – not victims – to stamp out sexual harassment in workplaces

What if, as a society, we didn’t rely on the victims of sexual harassment to change the system? What if we change the paradigm to put the responsibility on those with power and control? Barrister and President of NSW Women Lawyers Association, Larissa Andelman, asks.

‘100 Years-Where to now?’ Newcastle

5:30pm Thursday 4 April 2019
The Newcastle Club, 40 Newcomen Street, Newcastle

Please join us and our panel of trailblazing women:
– Jann Gardner, previous Managing Partner of Sparke Helmore Newcastle; Chair of Hunter United Credit Union; Consultant and a Director of various organisations and serves on a number of committees.
– Lyn McLardy was Newcastle’s first woman lawyer and was the first woman member of Newcastle Law Society.
– Professor Lisa Toohey, Newcastle Law School. Extensive international experience and an impressive academic career.
– Laura Hails, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Hunter Water Corporation. Extensive experience in private practice and in-house roles within the Hunter.

Members $25pp / Guests & Non-Members $35pp (includes refreshments )
All welcome including males and non lawyers.

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‘Mentoring Diversity’ Panel Discussion

Tuesday 26 March 2019
Hosted by King & Wood Mallesons Sydney

Our panel pictured (L-R)  discussed why mentoring is critical to diversity and inclusion in the workplace – and why you should foster a culture of diversity and inclusion in your team, where all employees are respected, valued and supported:

– Ms Katrina Rathie, Partner in Charge, Sydney, King & Wood Mallesons,
– the Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan,
– the Hon Justice Melissa Perry of the Federal Court of Australia,
– Ms Yen Hui Tie, General Counsel of AMP Capital, and
– the Hon Judge Richard Weinstein of the District Court of New South Wales.

Read our Press Release – Making Diversity and Inclusion a Way of Life
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2019 – Save the dates!

Planning is well underway for 2019 – watch this space and ensure you are on our mailing list.

Friday 24 May & Friday 20 September –  The Janet Coombs Lunch for New Female Barristers hosted by WBF & WLANSW, 1-2pm at the Law Society of NSW

Friday 23 August – ‘NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards 2019’ Awards Presentation Dinner

 

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It’s time for leaders – not victims – to stamp out sexual harassment in workplaces

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‘100 Years – Where to now?’ Newcastle 4 April 2019

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2019 WLANSW SubCommittees. Get involved!

Please contact our office for further details if you would like to contribute and get involved.
– Workplace Practices
– Events
– Diversity
– Welcome to the Law
– Communication
– Newcastle Chapter
– Wollongong Chapter
– Penrith Chapter

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Charter for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession

The Charter is designed to promote and support strategies to retain women in the profession over the course of their careers and encourage and promote their career progression into senior executive and management positions. Click here for more details and to sign up.

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The Women Lawyer’s Association of NSW is on social media! Join us!

Join us on social media networks to stay engaged with our members, and informed of upcoming events and news.

Connect with us on: LinkedIn – Twitter –  Facebook – Blog

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Registered Charity Tick

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has developed the Tick of Charity Registration (the Registered Charity Tick) for registered charities to show the public that they are registered with the ACNC. The Registered Charity Tick aims to give reassurance to the public that registered charities are transparent and accountable by highlighting their presence on the ACNC Charity Register.  Please click here for the ACNC registration details of the Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW Inc.

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Diversity and Equality Charter

LawCouncil_Diversity_Equality_logoDiverse and inclusive legal workplaces help to build a strong and respected legal profession. A major step towards this goal has been the development of a Diversity and Equality Charter, which organisations now have the opportunity to adopt. We encourage you to join us in supporting and adopting the Charter. Please click here for further information

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