Recent Press Releases

World Leading Women in Law Firms Project

Posted: September 21, 2016

The Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW (WLANSW) in partnership with the University of Wollongong Legal Intersections Research Centre have launched a world leading Women in Law Firms project. A pilot for the project which is an expansion of the WLANSW Women in Law Firms Data Comparison Project, funded in partnership with the Legal Intersections Research … Read Full Story

Women Lawyers Call for Leadership on Diversity in 2016

Posted: February 8, 2016

The Executive Committee of the Women Lawyer’s Association of NSW (WLANSW) has adopted the theme of “Leadership” for the activities, initiatives and events of WLANSW for 2016. “On behalf of our members, our colleagues in the legal profession, and members of the broader community, WLANSW calls on law firms, organisations and professional associations to tackle … Read Full Story

Women Lawyers Launch Theme of “Engagement” for 2015

Posted: February 5, 2015

A roundtable discussion of the new Women Lawyer’s Association of NSW (WLANSW) Executive Committee has identified the theme of “Engagement” for the activities, initiatives and events of WLANSW for this year. The adoption of this theme for 2015 will see: – WLANSW engaging in debate and discussion on issues affecting women lawyers and women in the … Read Full Story

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Recent Articles


Posted: April 12, 2017

The new government legislation will force employers to take action on the gender pay gap – and unlocking the job market to flexibility could be the solution, say Timewise CEOs Emma Stewart and Karen Mattison. There’s no question that the gender pay gap is high up on the agenda. From 6th April 2017, all businesses … Read Full Story

The perfect analogy for juggling work-life balance

Posted: February 29, 2016

Lawyers often struggle to keep all the balls in the air when juggling work demands, family, health and hobbies – but remembering what is most essential to well-being can help, according to Katie Malyon. Ms Malyon, a member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), shared her philosophy on how to have a satisfying career and personal life … Read Full Story

Flexibility the goal for women lawyers

Posted: April 19, 2015

FEMALE lawyers want a more flexible legal profession so they can better manage their professional and personal commitments, according to a survey of women lawyers. More than a quarter of women (25.2 per cent) surveyed by the Women Lawyers Association of NSW listed flexibility as their top priority. This was closely followed by women wanting … Read Full Story

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Recent Speeches

2017 NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards & Program Launched!

Posted: February 17, 2017

The 2017 NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards & Program was officially launched at our Launch Cocktail Event on 16 February 2017, with guest speaker, Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. WLANSW President, Holly Lam (pictured with Prof Triggs) announced the sub-committees, projects and program for 2017, followed by an inspiring, entertaining and insightful address from Prof Triggs. Please click … Read Full Story

Corporate Lunch with Libby Lyons, Director, Workplace Gender Equality Agency, sponsored by Bartier Perry, 12.30pm Thursday 6th October Sheraton on the Park

Posted: October 10, 2016

Thank you for having me today. I want to start today by talking about another woman preparing to give a speech. At 5 o’clock on the day of her speech this woman was not ready. She had been so busy in the previous weeks she had found no time to prepare, and now it was … Read Full Story

Prof Rosalind Croucher AM, Leadership Lunch Series Newcastle 4th August 2016

Posted: August 17, 2016

WHAT’S THE SECRET? There isn’t one; or rather, there isn’t one. There are many elements and it’s certainly not magic. It’s really basic common sense, application, and lots of practice! So many of the women lawyers I have met over the years — senior and junior — have something in common. Most of them have … Read Full Story

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