Launch of “Ladies and Law” in Australia

28 April, 2021

ArbitralWomen is pleased to share news of the launch of “Ladies and Law” in Australia, a new networking group focused on promoting and empowering women in the legal profession.

Ladies and Law was co-founded by Kathryn Te’o, Special Counsel at GRT Lawyers with more than 10 years’ experience specialising in the construction and projects area of law with a more recent focus on construction disputes in the mining sector, and Erika Williams, ArbitralWomen Board Member and Independent Arbitration Practitioner with experience acting in some of Australia’s largest disputes resolved through arbitration and providing consultancy services to in-house counsel and firms involved in arbitration and cross-border litigation.

According to the Mission Statement of Ladies and Law, the group is “committed to supporting, promoting and empowering women in the legal industry to achieve success and reach their full potential.” The organisation strives “to provide opportunities for women to connect with and support each other in order to close the gap and achieve gender equality in the legal industry.”

Kathryn Te’o

Kathryn Te’o

“Having worked in a heavily male dominated industry and specialty area of construction and projects, what I would like to achieve through Ladies and Law is to provide a networking group that contributes to the personal and professional development of our female members.”

“We strive to shape the future of women in the legal industry by providing opportunities for development, fostering valuable connections, and facilitating member success through mentoring within a supportive network.”

— Kathryn Te’o, co-founder

Erika Williams

Erika Williams

“People often say it takes a village to raise children. I believe it also takes a village to strive for equal opportunities for women in law. Through Ladies & Law, we hope to create that village to support women to achieve and excel in our profession.”

— Erika Williams, co-founder

You can follow Ladies and Law on LinkedIn.

ArbitralWomen congratulates the co-founders of Ladies and Law. We look forward to opportunities to collaborate with Ladies and Law to promote women and diversity in Australia and beyond.

Submitted by Dana MacGrath, ArbitralWomen President and Omni Bridgeway Investment Manager & In-House Legal Counsel