Gender Equality: a business issue

Tuesday 15th November, 2016 9:00 am – Tuesday 15th November, 2016 10:30 am
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace Perth

Gender equality in the workplace is not just a women’s issue – it also makes hard economic sense for employers with further benefits to the profession and the community generally.

This seminar features a cross section of speakers from medium and large sized law and non-law firms and organisations providing practical examples of what gender equality actually means on the ground and in the workplace and the benefits to be obtained both culturally and to the organisation’s bottom line.

Other issues to be discussed include:

  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Family friendly and flexible work practices for both women and men
  • The cost of replacing experienced staff
  • Unconscious bias
  • Promotional opportunities and salary

This insightful seminar will feature a panel discussion at the end.

Level: General

Women Lawyers of Western Australia Inc. members can pay at the Law Society member price for this seminar by emailing their registration to

  • 1.5 points Competency 1 Practice Management


Sponsored by


Chair - Catherine Fletcher
State Prosecutor
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for WA

Paul Evans
State Solicitor
State Solicitor’s Office

Catriona Macloed
Cullen Macloed Lawyers

Professor Carmen Lawrence
The University of Western Australia

John Galvin
Executive General Manager
Georgiou Group

Isla McRobbie
Jackson McDonald

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