The Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and the Next 100 Years campaign are delighted to welcome you to this special online event in celebration of International Women's Day 2021.
We will be honouring the lives of pioneering women in the legal profession and reflecting on the legacies we want to create for future generations of women lawyers. The session will explore why it is important for us, as women, to share our personal experiences and record our testimonies for posterity. The panelists and audience will be asked to consider the role and value of women’s groups and networks in fostering women’s empowerment and professional advancement.
We will be joined by three excellent speakers who are actively supporting and promoting women lawyers in their careers. All three women have recently recorded their life stories for the Inspiring Women Lawyers Oral History Project, which has been conducted by the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies in collaboration with National Life Stories British Library supported by the John Fell Fund. Our speakers are: Her Honour Judge Khatun Sapnara, a Circuit Judge, Deputy High Court Judge and Co-Chair of the Temple Women’s Forum; Dana Denis-Smith, Founder of Obelisk Support and the First 100 Hundred Years/Next 100 Years campaign; and Laurie-Anne Power, barrister at Bedford Row Chambers and Chair of the Women in Criminal in Law’s Racial Equality Committee. They will be interviewed by Dr Dvora Liberman, researcher and interviewer for the Inspiring Women Lawyer’s Project; and the event will be chaired by Professor Linda Mulcahy, Director of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford.