Retaining and Advancing Women in Professional Services

Event Details

  • DateFri 31 January 2014
  • Time8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • VenueThe Sebel Surry Hills
  • Location28 Albion Street Surry Hills NSW 2010
  • TypeSeminar
  • Ticket$1095 per person
  • Table$na per table (seats na)
  • ContactArk Group Australia
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The ways in which firms are structured, and the methods they use to achieve their goals are still very much aimed toward those that can work full time hours, with little consideration toward women’s needs and requirements when it comes to having families or just tending to other outside-of-work commitments. Unfortunately, regardless of the talents and strengths that women can bring to professional organisations,firms are still often unwilling to be more flexible and accepting to these needs, and are choosing – instead – to primarily take the “safe” route that male employees can offer. By ignoring the unconscious bias that comes with having female employees in the workforce, professional firms can utilise and make the most of the strengths that all their employees bring to their roles. Throughout this one-day connected forum, the following critical issues will be explored: * Implementing realistic expectations * Ensuring you’re working towards what you really want * The realities of being a part-time partner * Building a strategic network for an effective and successful career in firms * Identifying and breaking through the myths surrounding women in firms * Making positive changes within firms for dynamic career paths for female employees * Creating inspiring role models that all women within firms can aspire to for the success of their careers * Utilising online networks and tools for the advancement of women’s careers within firms
* Developing a strategic career-framework
* Reinvigorating your diversity program
* Integrating and promoting flexible work practices
* Understanding gender unconscious bias

Hear from our expert
panel of speakers:
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
K&L Gates
Slater & Gordon
Baker & McKenzie
Pitcher Partners
Clayton Utz
The College of Law Australia & New Zealand
Law Council of Australia