Applications for the Women in Leadership Mentoring programme for 2021/22 will open in May 2021.
Supporting Women in the Profession
The Law Society is committed to promoting gender equality, diversity and inclusion within the solicitors’ profession.
As part of our commitment, we are proud to offer the Women in Leadership Mentoring Programme, with the aim of supporting women who have been qualified for a minimum of five years who wish to advance their careers to a senior level.
Applications for the 2021/22 Women in Leadership Programme will open in May 2021.
Mentoring partners generally commit to meeting once a month for around an hour over the course of 8 months.
The mentor panel is made up of senior solicitors (female and male) from the public and private sector. We welcome applications from solicitors from all sectors of the profession and all parts of the country.
We welcome applications from solicitors who are members of the Law Society and have been qualified for a minimum of 5 years. Applications for a place on the programme have now closed.
All participants (mentors and mentees) will be provided with training in best-practice mentoring techniques, following which they will be matched with a suitable mentoring partner (if available).
Participation in training does not guarantee a suitable match will be found. Training will take place in the Autumn. Given the current situation, the format of this training has yet to be confirmed.
Some comments from mentors and mentees from previous programmes
'I am delighted to be on this programme, I find is really good and my mentor and I have clicked. At present, the programme has exceeded my expectations and I am very thankful for being a participant.'
'I'd like to express my thanks to the Law Society for organising and coordinating this very worthwhile programme.'
'Thank you for organising this very worthwhile programme.'
'I am enjoying the experience - it's refreshing to hear about working life from the other side of the spectrum.'
To find out more about the programme, see a testimonial from recent participant Audrey O’Sullivan.
The Women in Leadership mentoring programme is run in collaboration with Law Society Finuas Skillnet with the support of Skillnet Ireland. Visit the webpage for more details on Law Society Finuas Skillnet.
If you have any queries about the programme please contact Michelle Nolan, Member Engagement Manager at LW@lawsociety.ie.