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International Women’s Day 2023: Embrace Equity

This podcast episode celebrates International Women’s Day and explores 2023’s “embrace equity” theme.

The episode, hosted by Marie Sparkes, showcases the variety of roles women play within Chambers and highlights the steps Keating have taken towards achieve equity in the workplace. Marie is joined by Lucy Garrett KC, Alice Sims, Alison Crosland and Amy Barrie who share their experiences, from “unconventional” career paths and challenges they have faced along the way, to positive developments they have seen within the construction industry and at the Bar. Themes emerging through the discussion include the importance of role models, dealing with imposter syndrome, and how to attract and retain female talent at all levels.


International Women’s Day with Mrs Justice Finola O’Farrell DBE

To celebrate International Women’s Day and mark the “Break the Bias” theme, we are pleased to share our latest podcast episode with Gaynor Chambers and Jennie WildGaynor and Jennie are joined by Mrs Justice Finola O’Farrell DBE whose career exemplifies the aims of the IWD movement and who has made the path to a gender equal world easier for all the women following behind.

O’Farrell J guides us through her early years, university, family life, and professional career leading to her appointment as a High Court Judge, signposting these significant moments with songs and books that remind her of that time. She discusses challenges she has faced and offers advice to women considering a career at the Bar: “Have the courage to speak up in meetings and to challenge decisions, don’t let fear silence you”.


International Women’s Day – Insight from the Hot 100

To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day and mark the “Choose to challenge” theme, we are pleased to share our latest podcast episode with Fionnuala McCredie KC and Lucy Garrett KCFionnuala and Lucy are joined by Sally Davies (Mayer Brown), Catherine Wolfenden (Osborne Clarke) and Rebecca Williams (Watson Farley & Williams) who are all long standing clients and friends of Keating Chambers, as well as being past recipients of The Lawyer’s “Hot 100” accolade. They each share career highlights, challenges they have overcome and amusing anecdotes and in doing so cover important topics such as mentoring, stereotypes, imposter syndrome and shared parental leave. It was a privilege to have an open conversation with these five women who are each contributing to the development of a gender equal world by challenging existing prejudices and reaching down and across to help other women reach their full potential.