More frequently than ever before, at Mimoza Fleur, we find ourselves working with female lawyers that are mothers, or on the path to becoming mothers. These women are fiercely intelligent and supremely talented; juggling it all so much better than they realise they are. But, all too often, these superwomen fail to push open the right doors because they are waiting for someone to hold it open for them. The glass ceiling discourse is still as prevalent today as it first was. Sadly, clichéd language creates clichéd behaviours. We must now move away from that and realise, these doors won’t hold themselves open. We need to ‘Lean In’ more and look back less. Organisations like Women Lawyers and Mothers is a brilliant way for us to collaborate and think collectively about how best we can achieve that.
Mimoza Fleur is delighted to be partnering with the Women Lawyers and Mothers network in collaboration with Bird & Bird LLP on 28 November at 9:30 – 11:30 am to discuss the fascinating subject that is women in law. The aim of the event is to bring together like minded women who are willing to candidly discuss their experiences as women and/or mothers in law; the struggles they faced, the challenges they overcame, the successes they have enjoyed and how they achieved it. Perhaps one of the most inspiring and thought provoking ways one can strengthen their resolve and achieve their full potential is to hear from women who have had similar struggles, challenges and difficult decisions to make and how they overcame them.
Despite the progress the legal sector has made, especially with its promise of equality, men still hold the vast majority of leadership roles in the legal profession in the City and all major legal hubs around the world. Women are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect their lives. The “They said she couldn’t so she did” event hopes to share ideas, tips and offer solutions that can empower women to avoid the stalling and excusing and just go for it.
As one of the five guest speakers, Somaya Ouazzani of Mimoza Fleur Recruitment, intends to talk about the challenging paths many women in law face accelerating their careers despite strong performance. We hope to give you some strategies with how best to steer your career towards an upward trajectory and how to overcome the difficulties you may face along the way, when you should start to consider external opportunities, and how best to do that.
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