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Year 101: Women in Law Lunch

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Sydney, NSW 2000

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What will it take to continue advancing women in law over the next 100 years?

In 2018, NSW celebrated a significant milestone – 100 years of women practising law.

We acknowledge that the industry has seen significant change and movement but there are still opportunities to innovate and challenge traditional thinking. This journey continues as we look to the future from year 101.

At this inaugural event, we will bring together a panel of high profile women in the Australian legal industry to take part in a forward-focused conversation discussing the challenges, opportunities and their vision for the next 100 years. In particular, the panel will explore:

  • What do we expect from our industry and the next generation of leaders (both male and female) to ensure progression?
  • What needs to change to allow the next phase to progress in a constructive and considered way?
  • What are the systems, processes and structures that need to be established or reinvented over the next five years?
  • How will we hold ourselves accountable for leading this change?

This will be the legal industry diversity event of the year.

$5 from every ticket sold will be donated to Women's Legal Service of NSW.



Meet your panel

We bring a high profile panel of senior women in the Australian legal industry to discuss the challenges for the next 100 years.

Dr. Kirstin Ferguson - Non-Executive Director and Chair

Dr Kirstin Ferguson is a professional company director, keynote speaker and author. Early in her career she held various leadership roles in a corporate law firm. Dr Ferguson then became CEO of a global consulting firm before commencing her board career, and is currently Deputy Chair of the ABC. Dr Ferguson is the creator of the Walkley nominated #CelebratingWomen campaign and co-author of Women Kind.

The Hon. Justice Sarah Derrington - Judge, Federal Court of Australia

Justice Sarah Derrington is the President of the Australian Law Reform Commission. Prior to her appointment to the Federal Court, Justice Derrington was the Dean of Law at the University of Queensland and a barrister specialising in maritime and shipping law, general commercial law and arbitration. Sarah continues to serve on the Councils of the Australian Maritime College (AMC) and the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) and was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Law in 2009 and of the Nautical Institute in 2013.

Jane Needham SC - St James Hall Chambers

Jane Needham has been a Barrister at the New South Wales Bar since 1990 and Senior Counsel since 2004. She is recognised as a leading lawyer in succession and estate law, and has a national and international practice in that area. Jane was President of the NSW Bar Association from 2014-2015 and has also overseen the NSW Bar’s work on gender equality and anti-bullying and harassment programmes. She is currently one of the NSW Bar Association’s Advocates for Change, and 2019 Patron of NSW Young Lawyers.

Justine Rowe - Legal Services Executive - Enterprise, Telstra

Justine Rowe is a Telstra Executive and Legal Business Partner for Telstra Enterprise. Justine manages a large global in-house legal team, with lawyers in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Hong Kong, Singapore, London and New York.  Justine is a leader with a personal passion to inspire and develop diverse teams to make a difference to the business and each other.

Kristen Podagiel – Managing Partner, McCullough Robertson

Kristen Podagiel is a commercial and corporate lawyer, and the Managing Partner at McCullough Robertson. Kristen’s commitment to the client experience is paramount and she is not afraid to change the current situation given her experience with innovation strategies and disruptive thinking. Kristen is a champion for the power of diversity. She is a strong supporter of the development of women within the legal sector, mentoring many junior female lawyers, and speaking out about challenging topics, deliberately questioning the status quo.



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