IP Out Event - The Gender Spectrum: What should firms be doing and why?

Mar 14 2018 17:30 - 20:30

Bird & Bird LLP, 12 New Fetter Ln, EC4A 1JP London

Our Spring 2018 event aims to further the understanding within the IP community of Trans* persons’ professional experiences. This will be a round-table discussion touching on, among other things, how best to create a inclusive environment where Trans* persons feel comfortable being their true selves at work and managing client relations as well as other professionals during transitional periods.

We are pleased to have Rachel Reese from Global Butterflies and Luke Williams from BPP University Law School joining as lead contributors to the discussion. Rachel and Luke bring personal insight and a depth of experience helping law firms become more inclusive. Please bring your own questions and thoughts, or just come along to listen and learn.

Rachel Reese started her early career within the defence industry as an avionics software engineer, later moving into HR within the same sector. After 16 years working in legal education, Rachel left her role as Production Director at the University of Law to pursue a career in diversity. She owns a small consultancy called Global Butterflies whose aim is to help legal firms develop trans-inclusive environments. Rachel is Vice-chair of the Law Society’s LGBT Lawyers Division Committee and Ambassador for Aspiring Solicitors.

Luke Williams is a transgender lawyer and lecturer. After completing his law degree in 2013, Luke undertook his training contract at a London firm specialising in property law and private client work. He was admitted as a solicitor in 2016 and currently works for one of the UK’s leading providers of legal education. Luke is an alumnus of the Stonewall Young Leaders programme.

Kindly hosted by Bird & Bird – join us at their London offices on Wednesday 14th March from 17:30, with discussion to commence at 18:15 and drinks to follow.

Brought to you in association with IP Inclusive, working to improve diversity and inclusion in the IP profession. Read more about IP Out here (and sign up to our mailing list).


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