The Women in Law Conference | online | September 9 – 11, 2021
Women in Law
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September 9-11, 2021
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50+ speakers
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3 days of networking
6 practical workshops
10 expert panel discussions
track 3 diversity, intersectionality
track 2 flexibility & agility
track 1 (un)conscious bias
track 6 COVID-19
track 5 reaching the top
track 4 health

The Women in Law Initiative

The Women in Law Initiative connects female* legal professionals (and their male* allies) from all around the globe, organizes international conferences, and presents the annual Justitia Awards.

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Topics 2021

  1. (un)conscious bias – creating awareness and dealing with it
  2. flexibility & agility in modern working environments
  3. diversity / inclusion / intersectionality
  4. threats to physical and mental health
  5. reaching the top
  6. the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the professions
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50+ international speakers & panelists | 10 expert panel discussions | 6 hands-on workshops | 3 days of networking

Delve into the most pressing topics for women* in the legal professions today. Join 2 tracks live, watch the others later. Share your thoughts, experiences, and knowledge with women* and male* allies from around the globe.

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Program

September 9, 3PM to September 11, 12PM (CEST)
Day 1
Sep 09, 2021
Day 2
Sep 10, 2021
Day 3
Sep 11, 2021

Welcome to Women in Law 2021

We’re starting off The Women in Law Conference 2021 with a warm welcome to all attendees.
Franz J. Heidinger
Alix Frank-Thomasser

transnational perspective and international best practice

expert panel discussion on the global situation of women in legal professions including best practice examples with Swethaa Ballakrishnen, University of California, Irvine | Jarpa Dawuni, Howard University Washington, DC | Divya Dwivedi, Advocate, Supreme Court of India | Rehana Khan Parker, WOZA, South Africa | Paula Tavares, Worldbank
Paula Tavares
Rehana Khan Parker
Jarpa Dawuni
Swethaa Ballakrishnen
Divya Dwivedi

The Women in Law Toolkit

presented by the Law Society of England and Wales’ International Programmes Manager Lizzette Robleto de Howarth
Lizzette Robleto de Howarth

Male Allies Panel

moderated by Franz J. Heidinger | with Martin Gruber-Risak, Patrick Onyemaechi Kainz, Stefan Perner, Armenak Utudjian, Matthew Gimlette, Mark E. Wojcik
Mark E. Wojcik
Armenak Utudjian
Stefan Perner
Martin Gruber-Risak
Matthew Gimlette
Franz J. Heidinger

Mayor’s Reception at Viennese Heuriger (in-person event)

The Mayor of Vienna, Dr. Michael Ludwig, invites all attendees to the traditional Vienna Heuriger (wine-cellar) 10er Marie.

Welcome

Welcome addresses by supporters and patrons of The Women in Law Initiative Helena Dalli, European Commissioner for Equality Margarete von Galen, president CCBE (Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe) Věra Jourová, European Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency Rupert Wolff, president Austrian Bar (ÖRAK)
Rupert Wolff
Věra Jourová
Margarete von Galen
Helena Dalli
Alix Frank-Thomasser

Keynote by I. Stephanie Boyce

In her keynote address I. Stephanie Boyce, president of the Law Society of England and Wales, will discuss the change needed in the legal professions. During her tenure as president and in this speech, she will focus on three sources to bring about this change: equality, diversity and inclusion, and social mobility access to justice and technology mental health and wellbeing
I. Stephanie Boyce

Track 1 – (un)conscious bias

creating awareness of biases and dealing with them: introductory keynote by Margaret Thornton; expert panel discussion with Lukas Flener (moderator), Birgit Forgó-Feldner, Alice Fremuth-Wolf, Johannes Passecker, Stefan Perner  
Alice Fremuth-Wolf
Lukas Flener
Birgit Forgó-Feldner
Stefan Perner
Margaret Thornton
Johannes Passecker

Track 2 – flexibility & agility

strengths and weaknesses of modern working environments: introductory keynote by Susan Marks; expert panel discussion with Christine Dietz (moderator), Ignaz Füsgen, Martin Gruber-Risak, Carmen Thornton, Elisabeth Weichselberger-Chlap
Carmen Thornton
Ignaz Füsgen
Susan Marks
Martin Gruber-Risak
Christine Dietz
Elisabeth Weichselberger-Chlap

Track 3 – diversity / inclusion / intersectionality

going beyond gender: introductory keynote by Christina Blacklaws; expert panel discussion with Alex Storer (moderator), Maeve Delargy, Marion Guerrero, Antonia Verna
Antonia Verna
Alex Storer
Marion Guerrero
Christina Blacklaws
Maeve Delargy

Track 1 – (un)conscious bias – workshop

delve deeper into the topic in this interactive practical workshop

Track 2 – flexibility & agility – workshop

delve deeper into the topic in this interactive practical workshop
Désirée Prantl

Track 3 – diversity / inclusion / intersectionality – workshop

delve deeper into the topic in this interactive practical workshop
Christina Blacklaws

Self Care Lunch Break

join us in short interactive sessions on Yoga, music, and cooking
Anne-Claire Jamarta

Track 4 – threats to physical and mental health

Women* face many challenges and threats to their well-being from the burden of multiple responsibilities to female health and how to cope with them: introductory keynote by Priyanka Dutta; expert panel discussion with Priyanka Dutta, Katrina Kaktina, Leida Matja, Gabriele Plickert  
Gabriele Plickert
Leida Matja
Katrīna Kaktiņa
Priyanka Dutta

Track 5 – reaching the top

overcoming obstacles on the way to partner, director, board introductory keynote by Mirella Visser; expert panel discussion with Katja Schuh (moderator), Almut Bühling, Segur-Cabanac, Marie-Aimée Peyron, Lena Rudkowski  
Eva-Maria Ségur-Cabanac
Almut Bühling
Marie-Aimée Peyron
Katja Schuh

Track 6 – COVID-19

the impact of the pandemic on women* in the professions introductory keynote by Michaela Gindl; expert panel discussion with Dana Denis-Smith (moderator), Margarete von Galen, Simone Oremovic, Ulrike Schultz, Verica Trstenjak  
Agnese Kalniņa
Verica Trstenjak
Dana Denis-Smith
Margarete von Galen
Simone Oremovic
Ulrike Schultz

Track 4 – threats to physical and mental health – workshop

delve deeper into the topic in this interactive practical workshop
Ann Collier
Julie Gottlieb

Track 5 – reaching the top – workshop

delve deeper into the topic in this interactive practical workshop
Francine Brogyanyi

Track 6 – COVID-19, dealing with the aftermath of the pandemic – workshop

delve deeper into the topic in this interactive practical workshop

Plenary Session

Alix Frank-Thomasser

Farewell

Franz J. Heidinger
Alix Frank-Thomasser
5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Justitia Awards Gala

Social Program and Networking

We end The Women in Law Conference 2021 with a Saturday filled with social programs and ample opportunities for further networking
Student
30.00 EUR

full access

networking sessions

Justitia Award Ceremony

Mayor’s Reception at Viennese Heuriger (in-person event)

join 2 tracks live

access to recordings of all tracks

 

students under the age of 25

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Legal Expert in Training
120.00 EUR

full access

networking sessions

Justitia Award Ceremony

Mayor’s Reception at Viennese Heuriger (in-person event)

join 2 tracks live

access to recordings of all tracks

 

associates, etc under the age of 30

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Regular Ticket
240.00 EUR

full access

networking sessions

Justitia Award Ceremony

Mayor’s Reception at Viennese Heuriger (in-person event)

join 2 tracks live

access to recordings of all tracks

 

regular attendance

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