On the eve of International Women’s Day and in the pivotal 100th anniversary year of the first woman to be admitted to an Inn of Court, the Temple Women’s Forum held a conversation about how far women have progressed since first being granted the vote in 1918.
Temple Women's Forum
How Far Have We Come?
Then, Now and the Future - Reflections on How We Have Progressed Since Women Gained the Vote
Hosted on behalf of the Temple Women's Forum by The Inner Temple on Thursday 28 February 2019, the panel was co-convened by Her Honour Judge Sapnara and Her Honour Judge Deborah Taylor, and consisted of women drawn from across the law, journalism, politics and the arts:
- Dana Denis-Smith (founder of 100 years project, former international journalist and Linklaters lawyer)
- Baroness Helena Kennedy QC (barrister, broadcaster and Labour member of the House of Lords)
- Judith Bourne (Programme Director for Law at St Mary’s University)
- Dr Maggie Semple OBE FCGI (QC Appointments Panel, Founder of The Experience Corps Ltd and Maggie Semple Ltd)
- Suella Braverman MP (Conservative Party MP for Fareham)