Pamela Suttor: L Rundle & Co
The numbers of women practitioners have grown exponentially since my admission with three other women but we have not yet achieved true equality of opportunity and remuneration for women. I want to ensure that women are entitled to practise in a manner suitable to their personal needs and talents whether part or full time, in government, corporate or private practice. As a Councillor and Chair of the Wills & Estates Committee and member of other committees, I have tried to provide leadership to the profession . If reelected I will continue to bring all my experience, drive and enthusiasm to the Law Society Council
Law Society Councillor. Sole Practitioner â€“ Penny Waters Armstrong Legal, Armidale, practising throughout New England, Northern and Western NSW. Member of Ethics Committee since 2003, Member Fidelity Fund Committee and Chair Rural Issues. Accredited Specialist. President Regional North and Northwest Law Society. Member of UNE Board of Studies. My interest and commitment is to continue to positively promote country practitioners and the whole profession, ethical practice, the preservation of legal work, encourage and support young lawyers, career flexibility and work/lifestyle balance. I am hard working and enthusiastic in these endeavours. Ph: 6771 3344 firstname.lastname@example.org
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(Past President) Having worked in a large; medium and small firm, I know the rigours of earning a living as a solicitor.I will:
ASX500 companies with women directors deliver higher returns to shareholders
The Reiby Institute has delivered its 2011 research report which for the second year running shows a correlation between numbers of women on boards and higher returns on equity (RoE). Please visit : http://www.reibeyinstitute.org.au/ for the full report and further information.
- Over three and five year periods, ASX500 companies with women directors delivered significantly higher return on equity (ROE) than those companies without any women on their boards.
- 6.7 per cent higher over a three year period.
- 8.7 per cent higher over a five year period.
- The highest number of women on an ASX500 board is four.
- 267 companies, 47 per cent, or ASX500 companies have no female board representation, compared with almost 66 per cent last year.
- The average board has 6.2 people.
PARLIAMENT HOUSE THEATRETTE
FRIDAY, 4th NOVEMBER, 2011
10.00 am â€“ 12.30 pm
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS
The National Council of Women NSW is holding a Special Meeting at Parliament House Sydney, in the Theaterette, to hear from the Hon Shane Stone, AC, QC and National President of The Order of Australia Association about how to apply for Australian Awards and Honours, as a strategy to redress women’s under-representation in the Australian honours system. Please click here for further details and register your attendance.
Please find attached an invitation to the Clare Burton Memorial Lecture to be held in the UTS Chancellery, Thursday 27 October, 5.30-7.30pm. We hope you will be able to attend. Please note that places are limited and Dr Cordelia Fine will be a popular drawcard so an early RSVP would be advised.
Enquiries: Dinah Cohen Dinah.email@example.com or 9514 7612.
The first and only conference in Australia with men also championing the cause of gender equality in the workplace
Bringing together female and male perspectives for workplace equality within your firm
Collaborative change to build a better workplace
One-day forum : 31 January 2012, The Sebel Surry Hills, Sydney
Please note WLANSW Members are eligible for a $300 discount.
The workplace is ever evolving, responding to the changing needs of employees whilst maintaining organisational and business objectives. Considerable progress has been made towards creating a fair and equitable workplace for both women and men, and women increasingly have better access to higher level positions and flexible work arrangements. There are, however, still a number of challenges faced by both women and men in trying to build a better workplace, such as ingrained cultural attitudes and communication problems.
There is an increasing need for women and men to work together and engage with each other to achieve greater success and enjoy the shared rewards of a better workplace. Together, female and male employees can promote cultural change, improve communication, initiate equity strategies and develop flexible work practices.
At this forum, delegates will gain practical knowledge from
international and local companies on topics such as:
- Promoting better collaboration between women and men
- Introducing equity initiatives and measuring their success
- Proving the value of flexible work practices
- Overcoming unconscious biases and negative attitudes
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