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Dear Women In Justice 

Thank you for attending the 1st Annual Women in Justice Conference which attracted over 50 top women in the justice sector. This objective platform aimed to bring women working within the justice sector together, to share challenges and common strategies on how to overcome the day-to-day challenges they face. The conference also highlighted women in justice as leaders in various sectors of the economy, in society and in the political arena. Women in attendance saw the importance of not only being a leader, but enabling others to lead as well.

The top 5 speakers as rated by you:

  • Margaret Victor, Judge, SOUTH GAUTENG HIGH COURT
  • Nolwazi Boqwana, Judge, CAPE HIGH COURT
  • Kondwa Sakala-Chibiya, Managing Partner, JB SAKALA & COMPANY
  • Emilia Siwingwa, Programme Director, SADC LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
  • Kameshni Pillay, Advocate SC, JOHANNESBURG BAR

Some of the key outcomes after the conference:

  • Introducing structures to assist women in creating a platform for discussion
  • Spearheading associations that will collaborate with the gender commission to tackle sexual harassment
  • Introduce a private legal practice in parliament to assist in tackling women’s challenges
  • How have you contributed in women equity targets
  • Creating opportunities: spot and invest in talent
  • Micromanaging your team is not necessary, the output is what’s important
  • Gaining emotional support from your personal partner assists with work stress
  • Your career will not just happen, you have to make it happen
  • Your focus should be in attaining recognition rather than ‘equal recognition’
  • Remember not to be aggressive in the quest to be assertive
  • Relook different approaches to your workload to enable more  flexibility between work and home
  • Women need to subscribe to regional forums e.g. SADCLA
  • The need for capacity building and women to take leadership positions
  • Make sure your reputation is not tainted by negative publicity
  • Give advice that’s creative and practical but that’s within the confines of the law
  • Your network is your NETWORTH

The overall conference was rated as:

50% Excellent 39% Good 11% Average

Don’t miss our upcoming women’s conferences

Leadership Development for Women Namibia 11 & 12 February 2015
Women in Mining 18, 19 & 20 February 2015
Leadership Development for Women in Law Enforcement 27, 28 &29 May 2015