It is a well-accepted fact that since time immemorial, society has not been equal. In many instances, bringing about changes in the law has served as the first step towards freeing society of bias and injustice. Thus, when one sees inequalities such as gender bias persist within the same legal profession, it seems unacceptable.
In the run up to International Women’s Day 2021, we at LawWiser decided to explore the history of women in law. We were in awe reading up about Cornelia Sorabji, Regina Guha, Sudhanshu Bala Hazra and other determined women who paved the way for women to be recognised and respected as lawyers.
#WILDialogs is a heartfelt attempt to encourage solution-oriented dialogue about gender equality and inclusivity in the legal profession. We are bringing on our platform some of the most inspiring lawyers to share about their journey, their views on how to bring about inclusivity and how they have dealt with challenges in their careers along with balancing all the other roles they play.
Our guests are in-house counsels, senior advocates, law firm founders and partners. We will also be talking to young associates about their experiences as they are the future! Join us to hear from a diverse lineup of speakers.
As a part of this campaign, we are also running social media polls to share interesting trivia around women in law and to know your thoughts on key aspects of gender inclusivity.
Shout out to the team at IndusLaw for their wholehearted support to this series! Let’s celebrate our amazing women lawyers and commit to a more gender inclusive world.
“As women achieve power, the barriers will fall. As society sees what women can do, as women see what women can do, there will be more women out there doing things, and we’ll all be better off for it.”
– Ruth Bader Ginsburg