Happy International Women’s Day! Here’s to celebrating all the wonderful women who have surrounded us in encouragement and motivation throughout our lives! I truly believe in women empowering women. I am blessed to be surrounded by some really wonderful ladies on a regular basis, and although they won’t get a specific mention in this post, my Mum, my Nanna, Grandmas, Aunties, Cousins and beautiful friends all inspire me every day and I wouldn’t be the woman I am today without their love and support.
Here’s a post detailing the wonderful legal women who inspire me!
Would it even be a women in law post if Lady Hale wasn’t top of the list? This woman has achieved many ‘firsts’ in her life. She is shattering the glass ceilings of the legal world and it is only right that so many women look up to her. As well as achieving so much for herself, Lady Hale is in a position where she is able to give back to the younger generation of future lawyers and I really admire that. I personally try to give back to others as much as I can, and it is extremely humbling that Lady Hale continues to do the same, even though she lives an extremely busy life as a Supreme Court Justice.
“Celebrating another woman’s triumphs of success will never take away from your shine or glory. If anything, it’ll add to it and create more light.” -Alex Elle
As the first woman to practice at the Bar, the first woman to prosecute in a murder trial, and the first female King’s Council, Helena Normanton also achieved many ‘firsts’ in her life. She fought for women’s rights at a time when there was a real problem of gender inequality. Normanton continued to fight for equality and stand up for her rights throughout her highly successful career. She proved that literally anything is possible if you are willing to work for it.
The women that support and encourage me:
I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by lots of highly successful ladies. From female barristers who have shown me that it is possible to juggle the demands of a family and a law career, to tutors who have spent time to help me become the best lawyer that I can be. I am also blessed with fellow female law students who motivate me to work harder, encourage me when I need encouraging, and keep me in supply of coffee at all times.
Ladies, you are all wonderful. Keep on believing that you are worthy, and you can achieve more than you know. Aim for the stars, and most importantly, never stop smiling.