Webinar: the pressures facing professional women

The Leeds Law Society diversity and inclusion conference took place in September 2020. The conference was in partnership with the Law Society of England and Wales and explored several diversity and inclusion topics including gender.

This webinar is a recording of the panel event focused on the issues and pressures faced by professional women, with speakers sharing their personal experiences and offering insightful considerations for employers to improve inclusion and support.

The recording also features a short session from Alexa Sage, head of analytics and impact at the Law Society, on measuring the impact of diversity and inclusion initiatives.


  • Helen Brown, partner and regional office head of Weightmans LLP Leeds
  • Emma Permaine, director of Ridley & Hall Solicitors
  • Emma Browse, HR service manager at Leeds City Council
  • Sally Penni, barrister at Kenworthy Chambers and founder of Women in Law

Stay up to date with our International Women’s Day celebrations by following us on Twitter, or join our Women Lawyers Division LinkedIn group.

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The Women in Law Pledge

Women in Leadership in Law toolkit

Influencing for impact: The need for gender equality in the legal profession

International Women in Law report: Findings from the international women’s roundtables

Experiencing menopause in the legal profession

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