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International Women’s Day: Celebrating the impact of female leadership on the workplace

Today is International Women’s Day, and as it falls on the same day as school’s reopening in England, we have closed our office for the day in celebration! Everyone in the team is a parent of two or more school-aged children, and so we wanted to mark this milestone in the COVID-19 recovery by rewarding each member of our team with a work and child-free day to recharge their batteries after their extraordinary efforts in juggling the competing demands of homeschooling and work.

This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the triumphs of women in the workplace, which we believe is deserved now, more than ever, following the most challenging and unprecedented year for all of us.

As a business founded and run by two female employment lawyers, we strive to celebrate the ethos of International Women’s Day throughout every day of the year, and #choosetochallenge the stereotypes and inequities that exist in our profession.

One of our core values is doing what we enjoy with, and for, people we like. We’re discerning, approachable and respectful; employees feel empowered and fulfilled as a result. Flexibility is positively encouraged at Torque Law with everyone working part-time hours to provide them with time, energy and space away from work and clients to devote to other pursuits and people.

The legal sector can be a challenging environment for female-lawyers to flourish, particularly those with parental or caring responsibilities, so, at Torque Law, we strive, every day, to live our values which has helped us to build a happy, successful and engaged team.

As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations, we will be supporting York women’s charity, Kyra with their week-long programme. This kicked off today, 8 March, with Emma speaking at the opening session, alongside the Lord Mayor of York, Janet Looker. Later in the week, Tiggy and Emma will be leading a session on Women, and Women’s Rights, at Work on Wednesday 10 March at 2pm. All the events are free. To find out more about Kyra’s International Women’s Week programme and to register, click here.

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