Boult Wade Tennant LLP were delighted to host a session of the virtual AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Event on 4 May 2021. We were pleased to welcome guests to a discussion on: ‘Power, Privilege and Responsibility’, a key theme in Michelle Obama’s book ‘Becoming’ on which this year’s event was based.

The session involved discussion around three key questions:

  1. What initiatives have you or your organisation taken to promote or encourage people to consider or enter the IP profession?
  1. If you reflect on your career so far, what or whom has helped you be successful as a legal professional? What did the help look like or what did they do?
  1. Which one initiative or idea would you like you or your organisation to introduce to widen access or inclusion?

We would like to thank the AIPLA for inviting Boult Wade Tennant to be involved in this event, and also the participants for attending and sharing their ideas on these interesting questions. We look forward to being part of future AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Events, and to connect with all our participants again soon (hopefully next time in person!).