Bath’s largest law firm welcomed Wera for a talk to inspire staff ahead of International Women’s Day.
Speaking to employees at the firm's head office, Wera shared her journey from artist, to local councillor and then MP, explaining some of the challenges along the way. She then answered questions on a variety of subjects, including Brexit, women in leadership roles, parental leave and standing for the Liberal Democrat party leadership. She also highlighted her Private Members’ Bill on upskirting, which was passed last year and received widespread acclaim in the national press.
The event came at the end of a week-long diversity campaign by the law firm, which was spearheaded by its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) steering group. Wera said: “I really enjoyed visiting Royds Withy King, to talk about women’s achievements, diversity and how we can all make sure society, businesses and institutions become more diverse and inclusive.”
Royds Withy King Solicitor Charlotte Webb, who organised the event as part of her role on the firm’s ED&I steering group, said: “It was a real pleasure to host Wera at our event. Her stories and insight, particularly as a women’s advocate, inspired everyone who attended and it was a very valuable opportunity for many of our people to hear from such an interesting, informed and passionate speaker.”
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