Women in Law Kent are a non-profit organisation launched in March 2020.
Our mission is to empower, support and encourage all women working in the legal profession, and those who aspire to work in law, focussing on our local area, Kent. We will achieve this by organising social and networking events, training courses and discussion panel events.
For the sake of clarity, we are an inclusive organisation supporting and welcoming anyone who identifies as a woman,
including our friends from the LGBTQ+ community.
We empower and encourage women to smash through the glass ceiling, as the top of our industry is still male dominated. Did you know that in 2017, women make up 59% of non-partner solicitors, compared to just 33% of partners (up from 31% in 2014). The difference is greater still in the largest firms (50 plus partners), where 29% of partners are female. (Source: SRA)
Two years on, we are going strong, with a growing community both online and offline. As the popularity and demand increased, we have also increased our team. You can find out more about who we are on our About Us page.
Our events are open to everyone who has an interest in the equality and diversity in our profession. We believe that anyone can achieve success in their career and personal development, by being supported by our organisation and like-minded people, making valuable connections and developing through our training sessions.
We are able to organise these events supporting women through sponsorship.
If you are interested, please see our Sponsorship page for more information.