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Celebrating this October 2013

Organisation of the Month

Opportunity Now

Opportunity Now is the campaign on gender diversity from Business in the Community. They aim to increase women's success at work, because it's not only good for business but good for society too. 


Opportunity Now empowers employers to accelerate change for women in the workplace.  They work with  their membership of employers, from private, public and education sectors to offer tailored, practical and pragmatic advice on workplace issues.  Founded in 1991, the original aim of  Opportunity Now was to maximise the potential of female employees and improve their recruitment and retention prior to the start of the new millennium.  Nearly 20 years on the need for the work of Opportunity Now is just as strong.

Business of the Month


Congratulations to Crista Band and Linklaters who get our Business of the Month Award for their pioneering initiative to help develop the talents of its female lawyers.  Their Women’s Leadership Programme started as a pilot across its offices in London and continental Europe, the initiative was developed in conjunction with Cranfield School of Management, and consisted a series of events, structured learning and coaching sessions spread over six months period starting in November 2012.


Christa Band a partner in Linklaters’ is quoted on their website as saying:

“As a firm we are keen to do whatever we can to motivate, inspire and support our women lawyers. This programme is one of a number of initiatives and we hope that it will provide a structure for the support and further development of our most talented women.” 


Linklaters has won numerous awards including; the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards in both 2012 and 13, Euromoney LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2012, Best Gender Diversity Initiative by an International Firm, Best International Firm for Women in Business Law, Euromoney LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2013, Best international firm for women in business law and Best international firm for talent management (for the Linklaters Women’s Leadership programme).  And now ours.

Charity of the Month

Rosa is a charitable fund set up to support initiatives that benefit women and girls in the UK. Because, while many women and girls here do enjoy freedom of choice and the opportunity for success in their lives, that’s simply not true for all. Our vision is of equality and justice for all women and girls in the UK.


Women aren’t short of ideas to help create positive change in their lives, but they are often short of the money needed to turn those ideas into reality. That’s why Rosa was launched in 2008 – to help raise more money for women’s projects and organisations.


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Congratulations to: 
"Lady Hale"

.. on becoming the most senior female judge in British legal history.


She is the only woman among the 12 supreme court justices and took over deputy presidency from Lord Hope, who retired in June.


Unfortunatly women still only account for less then 25% of UK Judges which makes her achievement even more noteworthy.

and best of luck to "Feminist Times"


.. and Charlotte Raven with their launch this month. Feminist Times is a PR, advertising and celebrity free magazine aimed at interesting Women.

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