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international women’s day at macpherson kelley

13 March 2020 Communications & PR Executive Gavin Lower e: gavin.lower@mk.com.au d: 03 9208 9891 m: 0414 796 726
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Macpherson Kelley has marked International Women’s Day with panel discussions in each of our offices during our monthly staff morning teas.

We heard from some of our senior women about what they’ve learned in their careers and how they see gender equality evolving in the workplace.

“I felt that being a woman I would need to make a tough decision and decide between motherhood and career. The year I was admitted I also had my first child.  I learnt that you do not need to decide between motherhood or a career, women can have both. It involves support and flexibility from employers and Macpherson Kelley have been amazing regarding this, as was my previous place of employment.”  Brooke Glastonbury, Principal Lawyer, Sydney.

“One thing I think both females and males need to overcome from my perspective is unconscious bias. We can all be a little bit more mindful of our interactions with colleagues in the workplace and how much our unconscious biases can make an impact.” Sofia Lozanova, Senior Associate, Melbourne.

“A sign of progress would also be to see the discussions move away and not just be about women. I would love for discussions to transition to flexibility and career growth and development for all at all stages of life and career.”   Vivienne Storey, Marketing, Sydney.

“A lot of women apologise too much as we are always thinking of others.  We need to be mindful of how we communicate with both clients and colleagues so others don’t doubt our abilities” Prue Greenfield, Principal Lawyer, Melbourne.

At Macpherson Kelley we have an almost equal split of male and female lawyers, with 49% women and 51% men. Overall, our gender balance among all staff is 66% female, 34% male.

The firm supports its female and male staff with a range of initiatives including merit based promotion and remuneration, family friendly work policies and paid parental leave.

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international women’s day at macpherson kelley

13 March 2020 Gavin Lower e: gavin.lower@mk.com.au d: 03 9208 9891 m: 0414 796 726

Macpherson Kelley has marked International Women’s Day with panel discussions in each of our offices during our monthly staff morning teas.

We heard from some of our senior women about what they’ve learned in their careers and how they see gender equality evolving in the workplace.

“I felt that being a woman I would need to make a tough decision and decide between motherhood and career. The year I was admitted I also had my first child.  I learnt that you do not need to decide between motherhood or a career, women can have both. It involves support and flexibility from employers and Macpherson Kelley have been amazing regarding this, as was my previous place of employment.”  Brooke Glastonbury, Principal Lawyer, Sydney.

“One thing I think both females and males need to overcome from my perspective is unconscious bias. We can all be a little bit more mindful of our interactions with colleagues in the workplace and how much our unconscious biases can make an impact.” Sofia Lozanova, Senior Associate, Melbourne.

“A sign of progress would also be to see the discussions move away and not just be about women. I would love for discussions to transition to flexibility and career growth and development for all at all stages of life and career.”   Vivienne Storey, Marketing, Sydney.

“A lot of women apologise too much as we are always thinking of others.  We need to be mindful of how we communicate with both clients and colleagues so others don’t doubt our abilities” Prue Greenfield, Principal Lawyer, Melbourne.

At Macpherson Kelley we have an almost equal split of male and female lawyers, with 49% women and 51% men. Overall, our gender balance among all staff is 66% female, 34% male.

The firm supports its female and male staff with a range of initiatives including merit based promotion and remuneration, family friendly work policies and paid parental leave.