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Welcome to

FINDING NEW WAYS FOR WOMEN TO LEAD IN LAW 2017

The premiere conference for women lawyers

Integrating Life and Law

WOLELA’s annual conference provides a space in which women lawyers can be inspired, uplifted, supported and challenged to reach their full potential personally and professionally. It convenes preeminent women in law including law firm partners and associates, in-house counsel, judges, government officials, law school professors, and law students. We choose a stellar line up of panelists from different parts of the legal system. We have abolished PowerPoint presentation in favour of dialogue. We bring in facilitators to negotiate courageous conversations that involve the entire room. This is a platform on which women lawyers can work together to effect much needed changes in their teams, their organizations and in the legal system.

CPT
Date: 15 September 2017
Venue: the Vineyard Hotel, Colinton Road, Newlands
Time: 8am – 7pm
Ticket price: R2600

 

JHB
Date: 6 October 2017
Venue: Room 5, Rivonia Village Shopping Center, Cnr Rivonia Boulevard and Mutual Road, Sandton
Time: 8am – 7pm
Ticket price: R2600

Keynote Speakers

National Association of Women Lawyers

The Immediate Past President of (NAWL) and Director of Inclusion-Americas at Hogan Lovells.

University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis

Diversity & Inclusion Leader. Professor. Speaker. Civil Rights Attorney

Constitutional Court

Leona Theron has constantly smashed through glass ceilings during her career and in 2017 was appointed to the Constitutional Court.

Cape High Court

Appointed to the bench in 2015, previously an attorney, Kate is a firm believer in judicial diversity and promoting access to justice.

Cape Town

Johannesburg

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Conference Panels

Cape Town Panelists

Janet Taylor-Hall
Cognia Law

CEO of Cognia Law, Janet is renowned as a legal efficiency strategist. She’s the go-to person for insight on international trends in Legal Process Outsourcing.

Lea Conrad
African Phoenix Investments

Alethea (Lea) has held directorships on the boards of listed, public and private companies, and is currently Non Executive Director African Phoenix Investments.

Pria Hassan
WOA – Women of Africa

The Women of Africa (WoA) Group is a women-owned, women run, BEE investment company in energy, logistics and engineering industries.

Rehana Khan Parker
Rehana Khan Parker & Associates

A lawyer, an activist, a community leader. Rehana’s practice employs 18 people yet somehow she still finds time for intensive community projects.

Amanda Lamond
Centre for Integrative Law

Amanda qualified as an attorney but is now Director of the Centre for Integrative Law and WOLELA, committed to facilitating the emergence of a healthier legal system.

Marisa Farinha-Lloyd
Deloitte

Marisa is the Executive Energy Coach at Deloitte.She has a unique understanding of what energizes organizations.

Elizabeth De Stadler
Novation Consulting

Elizabeth is a a plain language specialist, training developer and compulsive book writer. At her company, they like saying ‘she is a lawyer, but not a suit’.

Debbie Wybrow
Wybrow Oliver Attorneys

An international family law specialist, passionate about children’s right to family, especially those with special needs.

Dr Kelley Moult
Centre for Law & Society UCT

Director of UCT’s Centre for Law and Society with 15 years’ experience working on gender, law reform and implementation.

Tracey Dicker
Cape Bar

Tracey began her career as an attorney, later joining the Bar in 1993. She unplugs by not having her own computer!

Johannesburg Panelists

Nerushka Bowan
Nerushka Bowan

Nerushka is driving innovation as a speaker on Legal Tech developments and the future of law including relevance of blockchain and bitcoin to the profession.

Celia Pienaar
Webber Wentzel

After 6 years developing expertise in legal process outsourcing, Celia is now bringing those skills back to BigLaw as Legal Project Manager at Webbers – a much needed innovation.

Pria Hassan
WOA – Women of Africa

The Women of Africa (WoA) Group is a women-owned, women run, BEE investment company in energy, logistics and engineering industries.

Madeleine Truter
General Counsel, Setso Property Fund

A finalist in the Standard Bank Top Women Awards 2017, and finalist for 2013-2017 in the African Legal Week Top General Counsel Award.

Belinda Mapongwana
Mapongwana Attorneys

Belinda grew up in Gugulethu, studied law at UCT & seized opportunities in Amsterdam, the UN in Geneva, Investment banks in London, Johannesburg and now runs her own practice.

Natasha Moni
Moni Attorneys Inc

Natasha Moni is a labour law attorney, international mediator and arbitrator who litigates with integrity and only when necessary.

Dr Ela Manga
The Energy Code

GP turned burnout expert & author, Dr Ela Manga is known for her expertise related to Breathwork. She conducts one-on-one sessions, group work and practitioner training.

Amanda Lamond
Centre for Integrative Law

Amanda qualified as an attorney but is now Director of the Centre for Integrative Law and WOLELA, committed to facilitating the emergence of a healthier legal system.

Adaku Ufere
Centurion Law Group

An oil & gas lawyer managing teams across Africa, also a qualified arbitrator as well as lifestyle blogger and fashion writer.

Nicqui Galaktiou
Nicqui Galaktiou Inc

Nicqui is available to her high profile clients 24/7 but has learned the hard way how to take time out to recharge, meditate and travel.

2017 Sponsors

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2017 Partners

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Testimonials

Previous Conference Attendees

At Finding New Ways, You Will:

Connect with other women lawyers you didn’t know you needed to meet until now. This is your tribe; we want you to succeed.

Hear inspiring stories and gain new insights and fresh ideas to help you decide what success means for you.

Connect with like-minded lawyers to brainstorm new ways to improve the gender gap

Walk away with tactical, strategic insight on the changes you need to make to love law again

Gain a new perspective on your career path, where you want to be and how you’ll get there.

Discover the latest trends, techniques, and tools to help you THRIVE as you balance work, family, health, exercise and recreation.

Gain a deeper understanding of your own leadership capacity and how you need to see yourself as a leader before others can.

Find a mentor or a mentee or a new client

A conference made just for you

(With love)

You’re here because you care about your career. You also care about the retention and advancement of women in law.  When you attend Finding New Ways for Women to Lead in Law, not only do you get ideas, resources, and tools for how to integrate life, law and leadership, you become a part of our WOLELA community.  Our goal is to help you be the best lawyer you can be, support and advance other women in law, navigate the obstacles to overcome gender bias, and become recognized as a leader. 

 

Retaining women lawyers isn’t just an HR strategy anymore; it’s an everyone strategy.  

ashleigh

It was fantastic! The conversations were real and authentic and it felt like a safe space to be yourself and contribute without fear or judgment. I met some great women.” ~ Ashleigh Hale, Co-head of Corporate Law, Bowmans, Johannesburg

Event Details

Cape Town 

Date: 15 September 2017
Venue: the Vineyard Hotel, Colinton Road, Newlands
Time: 8am – 7pm
Ticket price: R2600

 

 

Johannesburg

Date: 6 October 2017
Venue: Room 5, Rivonia Village Shopping Center, Cnr Rivonia Boulevard and Mutual Road, Sandton
Time: 8am – 7pm
Ticket price: R2600

Questions or comments?

Drop us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

hello@findingnewways.co.za