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The Women in Law Conference | Vienna | September 14 - 16, 2023
Women in Law
Conference
Vienna, Austria | international experts | September 14 - 16, 2023
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50+ speakers
panelists and moderators
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3 days of networking
4 practical workshops
6 expert panel discussions
reducing the gender pay gap
young voices panel
4 Career Planning
3 Anti-Discrimination
2 new work

1 women’s rights

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.

Topics 2023

Kick-off events

  • Gen Z – young voices 2.0
    Diversity is the future – how will the next generation shape the legal professions? 
  • Eliminating the gender pay gap – call to action
    Nobody wants to wait for another 130 years for equal pay. How can the legal professions increase pay transparency and effect lasting change? More courageous steps are needed now to close the gender pay gap.

4 Conference Tracks 

  1. Women’s rights – age and disability
    How can (female*) legal professionals contribute to the improvement of women’s rights – with a focus on age and disability? Why do they matter in the legal professions?
  2. New work – tech, platforms, and AI
    What does the legal workplace look like in the future? Which role will women* play in the implementation of new work? How can companies in the legal world become more open-minded, agile, efficient, and innovative? How can women* in law combine professional development with personal growth?
    Including a critical analysis of platform-work
  3. Anti-Discrimination – gender equality 2.0
    What does an inclusive workplace look like in the legal professions? What are the benefits of intersectional, interdisciplinary teams?
    Focus on practical steps to create an inclusive workspace
  4. Intergenerational career planning
    Female careers in the legal professions: what do they look like, and how can they be more attractive for Gens X, Y, and Z? How can we establish intergenerational support, and why does it make all women* stronger?
    Focus on mentoring and networking

From theory to practice in each track 

  • Introductory lecture (keynote) and panel input by experts  
  • Interactive learning & best practice workshop

Why join?

50+ international speakers & panelists

6 expert panel discussions

4 hands-on workshops

3 days of networking

 

Delve into the most pressing topics for women* in the legal professions today. Join two tracks, and share your thoughts, experiences, and knowledge with women* and male* allies from around the globe.

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217Days
5Hours
55Mins
12Secs

Program

September 14, 3PM to September 16, 12PM (CEST), 2023
Day 1
Sep 14, 2023
Day 2
Sep 15, 2023
Day 3
Sep 16, 2023
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Check-In (Skylounge)

Welcome to Women in Law 2023

We’re starting off The Women in Law Conference 2023 with a warm welcome to all attendees.   All Sessions take place at the University of Vienna, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Vienna, [open map]
Franz J. Heidinger
Alix Frank-Thomasser

Young voices panel

The future is female – how will the next generation of women* in law shape the legal professions? What dreams and visions do young women* have for their careers in law? What do they want from employers and colleagues, from lawmakers and their fellow women* in law? Listen to young voices and learn from their experiences and expectations.
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Reducing the Gender Pay Gap

How can the legal professions reduce their gender pay gap? What effect can legislation and legal activism have on reducing the gap?
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Mayor’s Reception at Viennese Heuriger (in-person event)

The Women in Law Initiative and the Mayor of Vienna, Dr. Michael Ludwig, invite all attendees to the traditional Vienna Heuriger (wine-cellar) 10er Marie. Ottakringer Str. 224/224, 1160 Vienna [open map]
8:00 am - 8:30 am

Check-In

Welcome

Welcome addresses by supporters and patrons of The Women in Law Initiative All Sessions take place at the University of Vienna, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Vienna, [open map]
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Track 2 – New work

What does the legal workplace look like in the future? Which role will women* play in the implementation of new work? How can companies in the legal world become more open-minded, agile, efficient, and innovative? How can women* in law combine professional development with personal growth? Including a critical analysis of platform-work   introductory keynote expert panel discussion  
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Track 1 – Women’s rights

How can (female*) legal professionals contribute to the improvement of women’s rights? Why do they matter in the legal professions? Focus on age and disability   introductory keynote expert panel discussion  
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11:25 am-11:40 am

coffee break

Track 2 – New work – workshop

delve deeper into the topic in this interactive practical workshop
Stefania Passera
Ines Maria Curtius

Track 1 – Women’s rights – workshop

delve deeper into the topic in this interactive practical workshop
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12:40 pm-1:40 pm

Networking Lunch Break

Track 4 – Career planning

Female careers in the legal professions: what do they look like, and how can they be more attractive for Gens X, Y, and Z? How can we establish intergenerational support, and why does it make all women* stronger? Focus on mentoring and networking   introductory keynote expert panel discussion  
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Track 3 – Anti-Discrimination – Gender Equality 2.0

What does an inclusive workplace look like in the legal field? What are the benefits of intersectional, interdisciplinary teams? Focus on practical steps to create an inclusive workspace   introductory keynote expert panel discussion  
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3:05 pm – 3:20 pm

coffee break

Track 4 – Career planning – workshop

delve deeper into the topic in this interactive practical workshop
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Track 3 – Anti-Discrimination – Gender Equality 2.0 – workshop

delve deeper into the topic in this interactive practical workshop
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Conclusion & Farewell

Franz J. Heidinger
Alix Frank-Thomasser

Justitia Awards Gala

  formal attire requested
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9:00 am-12:00 pm

Social Program and Networking

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Student
57.00 EUR

Early Bird Ticket: 40.00 EUR

 

full access

networking sessions

Justitia Award Ceremony

Mayor’s Reception at Viennese Heuriger

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students under the age of 27

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Legal Expert in Training
200.00 EUR

Early Bird Ticket: 140.00 EUR

 

full access

networking sessions

Justitia Award Ceremony

Mayor’s Reception at Viennese Heuriger

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associates, etc under the age of 35

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Regular Ticket
400.00 EUR

Early Bird Ticket: 280.00 EUR

 

full access

networking sessions

Justitia Award Ceremony

Mayor’s Reception at Viennese Heuriger

join 2 tracks

 

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Academic Advisory Board

The Academic Advisory Board is charged with upholding the academic quality of The Women in Law Conference and setting its agenda. The speakers 2023 will be presented soon.

Birgit Forgó-Feldner

Professor | University of Vienna, School of Law

Birgit Spießhofer

Europe Chief Sustainability & Governance Counsel | Dentons Europe LLP

Christian Berger

Economic policy advisor | Vienna Chamber of Labor; Lecturer at several universities

Christiane Wendehorst

University of Vienna, Department of Civil Law; President | European Law Institute (ELI)

Ilse Reiter-Zatloukal

Head | Department for Legal and Constitutional History of the Law Faculty at the University of Vienna

Margaret Thornton

Emerita Professor | ANU College of Law; Barrister of the Supreme Court of NSW & the High Court of Australia

Stefan Perner

Professor | Vienna University of Economics and Business; Chair | Department of Civil and Company Law

Ulrike Frauenberger-Pfeiler

Academic Mediator; Coordinator Electives Mediation & ADR | Institute for Civil Procedure Law, University of Vienna

Ulrike Schultz

Akad. Oberrätin | FernUniversität in Hagen; RCSL Women and Gender in the Legal Professions

Verica Trstenjak

former Advocate General | ECJ; Member of the Executive Board | EU Agency of Fundamental Rights

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Conference Venue

University of Vienna
Oskar Morgenstern Platz 1, 1090 Vienna, Austria
+43 1 523 27 27 info@womeninlaw.info

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Cooperation Partners

  • Meeting Destination Vienna