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International Women's Day 2021

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We are proud to be celebrating International Women's Day 2021, join us by viewing this year's programme of events and reading resources from our people #ChooseToChallenge

To challenge ourselves and others is a choice that we can make every day, and one that can bring about real and lasting change. Whether we choose to celebrate women’s achievements, or to call out behaviours that prolong inequality, we all have the power to contribute towards a more inclusive world.

Every year we mark International Women's Day by sharing resources and hosting events aimed at challenging our thinking about gender inequality, as well as celebrating the women in our organisation. This year is no different and throughout March, our events will focus on exploring this year's theme, #ChooseToChallenge.

From challenge comes change, so we hope that everyone has an opportunity to embrace this year’s International Women’s Day and together we #ChooseToChallenge.

Diversity & inclusion
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IWD Insights and Events

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Building Back Better

Jonathan Hyde, Director, is collaborating with one of our key clients, Travelers. Jonathan will be on a panel about how companies can embrace the opportunity for change to better support their workforce.
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Celebrating IWD in Australia

DWF's Australian offices are pleased to have celebrated International Women's Day (IWD) 2021, a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. 
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Inspiring Women Workshop

Join us for our Inspiring Women & Girls Workshop where we will be joined by our international colleagues across various career levels to discuss their personal experiences and career journeys.
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DWF and Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Join us for our International Women's Day event with Enterprise Rent-A-Car where will we discuss 'hard choices' and explore how every hard choice will present risks, opportunity and hope.
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Poetry reading with Marjorie Lotfi

Join us for our poetry reading event with poet, seasoned performer and facilitator of creative writing, Marjorie Lotfi.

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A Walk In Our Shoes

Join us for our session where we will explore the experiences of BAME Women in Law and provide practical tips to foster a culture of inclusion.

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Join us to celebrate this year's International Women's Day theme: #ChooseToChallenge with our host Kirsty Rogers and expert guest panel.
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Thriving in a Remote World

Join us this International Women's Day for an exploration of thriving in a remote world by International Keynote Speaker, Kim Adele.

Watch our International Women's Day events

UN Global Compact: Target Gender Equality Conference

Click here to watch Seema Bains speak at the Target Gender Equality LIVE conference on the  'Target Gender Equality, Target Ethnic Diversity' panel.

DWF and Enterprise Rent-A-Car: Hard Choices

In this webinar, we explored how every choice we make presents risks, but also opportunity and hope. Join colleagues at various points in their career from DWF and Enterprise Rent-A-Car who share how their hard choices have shaped who they are today. 

A walk in our shoes

Take a walk in the shoes of 3 women, at 3 different points in their careers and in 3 different environments. But – who are they individually?
A walk in our shoes

In this session we will explored the experiences of Black, Asian and minority ethnicity (BAME) women across different sectors and how we can all apply an intersectional lens to our behaviours to foster a culture of inclusion. On International Women's Day we celebrate women, and today, we celebrate BAME Women.

Join our panellists: Vivian Anumba, Senior Claims Adjuster, Canopius, Farhana Mukith, Barrister, 12 Kings Bench Walk and Amanda Amorighoye, Paralegal, DWF

Hosted and moderated by: Naveen Gupta, Partner, DWF


Poetry reading with Marjorie Lotfi

Marjorie Lotfi, is a poet, a seasoned performer and a facilitator of creative writing. Marjorie's poetry examines journeys and questions of belonging, particularly relating to the experiences of refugees and migrants. 
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This reading will take its starting point in 1970s Tehran, with Iran on the cusp of revolution, and explores ideas of flight, journey and assimilation. Click below to listen to Marjorie's poetry intertwined with her personal experience and creative process.


#ChooseToChallenge Conversation

Hosted and moderated by: Kirsty Rogers, Partner and Gender Strand Co-Lead, we have assembled a panel of inspiring women who have led the way in their careers and become change makers to create a more equal, fair and just world for us all. 
#ChooseToChallenge Conversation

Featuring Claire Darwin, Barrister, Matrix Chambers who worked on the high profile equal pay claim against the BBC and Robin White, Barrister, Old Square Chambers who led a major step forward for the LGBTQ+ community in the recent landmark Jaguar Land Rover case that ruled 'gender is a spectrum'. 

Inspiring Women Workshop

Listen to our interactive Inspiring Women & Girls workshop where we were joined by colleagues who work in different roles across our business.
Inspiring Women Workshop

In this session, they shared personal experiences and their career journeys, followed by a Q&A session: Featuring Nadia Omar Solicitor, Professional Indemnity & Commercial, Mayura Mali Assistant Vice President Mindcrest University, Izabela Szczygielska Partner.

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