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The IBA’s response to the situation in Ukraine
30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022
Room 209, Level 2
Tuesday 1 November (1115 - 1230)
IBA Diversity & Inclusion Council
IBA Legal Policy & Research Unit
DiversityInclusionRuleOfLawThis session seeks to explore issues of gender parity in the legal profession following the launch of the ground breaking IBA & LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation nine year global gender project - ‘50:50 by 2030’ - in 2021.
Discussion will centre on the results of the study in England and Wales, Spain and Uganda, (in addition to seeing where we are in other jurisdictions underway), exploring the early findings. The discussion will delve into the root causes of gender inequality at senior levels of the legal profession, (looking at challenges such as child care, work life balance, menopause support, culture) and consider whether specific diversity initiatives yield meaningful impact. More broadly it will explore the situation of women lawyers post pandemic and in the context of wider sustainability concerns. It will consider whether there can be any real gender parity at the most senior levels in sectors where billing time and time spent at work may equate to longer term success.
|Sara Carnegie||International Bar Association, London, England; Member, IBA Diversity & Inclusion Council|
|Almudena Arpon de Mendivil||Gomez-Acebo & Pombo, Madrid, Spain; IBA Vice President|
|Michelle Behnke||Michelle Behnke & Associates, Madison, Wisconsin, USA|
|Ian McDougall||LexisNexis, London, England|
|Judge Winfred Naigaga||Judiciary, Kampala, Uganda|
|Christopher Watson||CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, London, England; Co-Chair, IBA Diversity & Inclusion Council|
|Emma Watson||UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, London, England|