For International Women’s Day 2020, women gathered in six continents to have their photographs taken as part of the ‘Face the Future’ campaign – a celebration of gender equality and diversity in the law. Little did they know that these celebrations would be occurring on the verge of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a profound effect on women and threatens to undo decades of progress.
In Her Words features the portraits and written reflections of this diverse group of women, all united by the legal profession, on the extraordinary times that followed that photoshoot and what they expect for the future.
In Her Words is a unique snapshot of women in the legal profession from around the world at a defining point in their history: following a century of progress but in the midst of a global crisis causing profound uncertainty.
This is purposefully a collection of portraits and subsequent reflections by ordinary women lawyers reflecting on their hopes for the future as the pandemic forced them to stop and stand still for longer than any of us could have envisaged on those special days in March 2020. We are delighted to create this physical memento of 2020 so future generations may understand the legal world as it was for us. – Dana Denis-Smith
To pre-order your copy (£9.95 + P&P), click here. All proceeds will be going to the charity SPARK21 / Next Hundred Years which champions women in law.