In Her Words
Women lawyers from around the world share their hopes 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 history: following a century of progress but in the midst of a global crisis causing profound uncertainty.
For International Women’s Day 2020, women gathered across 6 continents to have their photographs taken as part of the ‘Face the Future’ campaign, celebrating gender equality and diversity in the law. Little did they know that we were on the verge of the Covid-19 pandemic, which threatens to undo decades of progress. In Her Words features the portraits and written reflections of this diverse group of women, united by the legal profession, on the extraordinary times that followed that photoshoot and their expectations for the future.
Dana Denis-Smith is the founder of the First 100 Years project, which launched in 2014 to chart the history of women in law, and Next 100 Years, which aims to create a more equal future for the next generation of female lawyers.
Ashley Van De Casteele is the Campaign Manager of the First 100 Years and Next 100 Years projects.