International Women’s Day 2022

At Hilary Meredith Solicitors, we are proud to support International Women’s Day 2022.

Our founder and chair, Hilary Meredith-Beckham, is recognised as one of the most inspirational female solicitors in the UK. The award came at the Inspirational Women in Law Awards run by First 100 Years, a ground-breaking project, supported by the Law Society and the Bar Council, charting the journey of women in law since 1919.

International Women’s Day, which dates back to 1911, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.

Commenting on the importance of dismantling barriers to gender equality, Hilary Meredith-Beckham said: “A number of research studies have found that there is still a marked confidence gap between men and women and this is something the legal profession needs to address.

“Recognising the impact female role models can have is critical to the advancement of women in law. “

International Women’s Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:

• celebrate women’s achievements
• raise awareness about women’s equality
• lobby for accelerated gender parity
• fundraise for female-focused charities

The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is #BreakTheBias.

Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough. Action is needed to level the playing field.