“Balance for Better” is this year’s International Women’s Day slogan as a balanced world is a better world.
Today in celebration of International Women’s Day, our Associate, Mikaela Eldridge, attended the Law Society of NSW’s breakfast and heard Dr Kirstin Ferguson speak about the power of women supporting women. Dr Kirstin Ferguson initiated the #celebratingwomen social media campaign in 2017 where she profiled two women from anywhere in the world in every walk of life, every day for a year. Her campaign was a reminder to that all women are to be celebrated and are mentors for others.
Today is the 108th International Women’s Day. The first instance of a Woman’s Day was in 1909 in New York City, 15,000 women marched demanding better pay and voting rights. The first official International Women’s Day was on 19 March 1911 and over a million people participated in demonstrations advocating for the right to vote, hold public office and against employment sex discrimination.
Streeton Lawyers is made up of strong and intelligent women. We would not be the firm we are without them. It is fact that women empower the economy (International Monetary Fund (2018). Pursuing Women’s Economic Empowerment) and women in leadership positions increase organisational effectiveness and growth of companies. (McKinsey & Company, Women Matter: Time to accelerate. Ten years of insights into gender diversity 2018.)
Gender Equality is not solely a women’s issue, it is about achieving balance and diversity in the work place and in society. The legal profession is a place that unfortunately is still working towards achieving gender balance. We are grateful that there are inspiring male and female mentors and advocates pushing for balance for all. Streeton Lawyers is committed to the advancement of women in the legal profession.
We are very grateful to be a company who’s core is female. We thrive off celebrating all our employees’ successes every day. We hope you do the same.