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International Women’s Day 2024: #InspireInclusion

Posted on March 7, 2024
International Women's Day 2024

The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is ‘Inspire Inclusion‘.

When we inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion, we forge a better world, and when women themselves are inspired to be included, there’s a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment.

Collectively, let’s forge a more inclusive world for women.

Find out more about this year’s theme here.

We asked the incredible Women at Jefferies how they feel inspired and included!

Jefferies Law Southend Amelia Hayes

“From a young age, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer, which I believe came from wanting the world to be a just and fair place for everyone.

I joined Jefferies in 2004 as a Trainee, at that time the dynamic of male and female Partners, Solicitors, and Staff was very different to now. Over the last 20 years, the firm has grown and changed to become more female-led.

I am very proud to be a Partner in a firm where being female is not seen as a disadvantage, having children does not stop your career from progressing, and you can be both successful in your career and have a family.
As a mother, I want my daughter to know that she can realise her dreams and be whatever she wants to be; with the right support and working environment, dreams can be achieved!

I feel proud working for Jefferies and thankful for an environment that has both supported and helped me to realise my dreams.” – Amelia Hayes, Partner

“I love working at Jefferies and, since joining the firm in 2013, I have always been supported to achieve the highest possible within my field here by the firm.

My proudest moment includes successfully opposing an appeal in the High Court and being reported (on that case) in Westlaw. This opportunity doesn’t come often for Solicitors as you must have obtained a Higher Rights of Audience qualification to appeal to the High Court.”Anne-Marie Rainsford, Partner

Jefferies Law Southend Anne-Marie Rainsford

Jefferies Law Southend Sian Jenkins

“What inspires me is the example I set for my young daughter.

I want her to see me working hard and achieving my goals both professionally and personally, which in turn will inspire her in future to chase her dreams.” Sian Jenkins, Associate

“It’s incredible to think that it was only in 1919, with The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act, that women were allowed to serve as Lawyers, Judges or Magistrates.

Last year, Jefferies acknowledged 125 years of trading, remaining one of the longest-established firms in the area. We are proud to celebrate the incredibly amazing women in our organisation – and across all areas of the Business.

We are successful because of the contribution that everyone makes at Jefferies. We celebrate the diversity of our staff and our commitment to ensuring everyone can reach their goals and aspirations.

We serve our Clients and fight for them where they face discrimination, prejudice and injustice.” – Sarah Jane Mitchell, Partner

Jefferies Law Southend Sarah Mitchell

If you would like to find out more about the team behind the Jefferies Solicitors name, visit our Meet the Team page.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for support on a legal matter, call our team directly or fill out a contact form.

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