International Women’s Day 2021


We are proud to be celebrating International Women’s Day, which is on Monday 8 March 2021. A day to celebrate a gender-balanced world and that an equal world is an enabled world.

In line with this year’s theme of choosing to challenge we asked members of the team at GL what challenge’s they have faced in the past year and if they have set themselves any challenges in 2021.

We received a great response from our employees and a number appear in our collage and below in this news piece:

“Last March I set myself the challenge of doing the “couch to 5k”, which I did, and I’ve kept it up with regular 5km runs throughout the past year. I’ll be taking over the role of COLP this year from Seona so my goal is to build on everything that she has achieved and strive to further streamline our processes to enhance the client experience.”

“Last year I started training in Krav Maga which was particularly testing of my abilities as I was the only female. We trained outdoors due to Covid and with Masks. Following the latest government announcement I booked some time off in April, with all permitting I intend to complete Ben Nevis in Scotland.”

“I joined in January 2020, my first role in a law firm, and was in the office for only six weeks before the first lockdown. I have hit the ground running, dealt with over 500 new enquiries in the last year, and been involved in a lot of interesting and complicated work. A challenge for the coming year will be balancing studying the LPC with work, but I’m excited to continue my legal career with GL.”

“Last year made me realise how resilient I am. It has shown me how fragile life can be and how important my health is, therefore I am challenging myself to get active and to focus on my fitness. I aim to complete a walking challenge of 26 miles in 2022, and raise money for Charity”

“2020 was unusual in many ways, but it also saw the publication of a book that I worked on with the Thames Valley CIPD group. This was a huge challenge to meet the deadlines in addition to my busy caseload and to try and make the employment contract chapter short and interesting!”

“Although 2020 was a challenging time, I personally had a number of positive moments in my career from promotion to Partner and being named a Rising Star in the Legal500.  My challenge to myself this year is to keep striving to become a better version of myself, as a Lawyer, Mother, Friend and Daughter  – and to manage 150 burpees in one go!”

“Last year I set myself a goal to lose weight when furloughed rather than gain and I managed to drop two dress sizes. My goal this year is to continue to be healthy and start jogging again.”

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