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The Women in Law Conference | Vienna | September 14 - 16, 2023

Program

50+ international speakers & panelists | 6 in-depth panel discussions | 4 hands-on workshops | 3 days of networking
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