There is always great positivity surrounding International Women’s Day. It happened yesterday (Sunday 8 March 2020) but throughout March it is difficult to scroll through various Social Media sites without coming across a motivational, supportive post about female empowerment which has always been something close to my heart. This got me thinking about what International Women’s Day means to me and led me to reflect on what I have achieved so far, with the support of my colleagues here at Legal Studio, my family and my friends.
I joined Legal Studio as a Paralegal in September 2018 and was delighted to accept a training contract in the Summer of 2019. From the outset, Legal Studio always had an interest in my ultimate goals and were keen to encourage me to achieve these. As most of us will know, 1920 was the year that women were first able to practice law. Therefore, I feel incredibly grateful to be carrying out my training this year in particular at a firm which actively promotes you to be the best you can be.
I feel proud to work alongside such strong, supportive women each day and the dynamic in the office is unmatched. There is no hierarchy system and I very much believe that everyone is treated equal here. If I have an idea, I am listened to and if I want to do something which I feel will benefit the firm then Legal Studio will help me and see it through. For example, I have recently been appointed Social Media exec which is a new challenge I am finding both exciting and rewarding!
In this area of work, it is refreshing to work at a firm where your fellow colleagues have time for you and will go out of their way to make time to actually know you. Working in an environment which recognises your ambition and where you feel respected by what you do, not who you are, is what International Women’s Day means to me.