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Breaking the Bias for International Women's Day

March 8, 2022

On the 8th of March every year, we celebrate International Women’s Day, a global holiday that revolves around the achievements, struggles, and ambitions of women. Last year we not only celebrated our founder and CEO Alice Stephenson, who won the Women in Innovation Award 2021, but we also took to the digital waves to challenge the legal industry.

This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias and revolves around a campaign designed to shatter bias in favour of true equality.

As a female-founded business, we’ve come head to head with our fair share of bias. And as a team where over 75% of our staff are female, we’re no strangers to the discrimination that women face on a daily basis.

That’s why our CEO and founder Alice Stephenson took to LinkedIn to draw attention to the fact that in the Netherlands, there are more CEOs called Peter than CEOs who are women.

That’s why we took a stand for FemTech, in partnership with Femtech Labs, and highlighted the taboo that surrounds women-led innovations.

And what’s why our talented trade mark paralegal Kay Szawlis explained the every day sexism experienced of female professionals.

For International Women’s Day we’ve come together as a team to share some of the biases we’ve experienced. From the unfair treatment of working parents to female interns being used as stand-in secretaries, we share just some of the experiences we’ve had, and how we believe the bias should be broken.

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