Funke Abimbola guest blog #1

 

This is part 1 of a 2 part guest blog by Funke Abimbola, Managing Counsel, Roche Products Ltd. UK & Ireland.

Funke is a practising solicitor and currently Managing Counsel at Roche UK, leading the legal team supporting Roche’s pharmaceutical operations in the UK, Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar. She is also Data Protection

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GenY blog series: 2 of 4

This is a 4 part blog series about GenY. This was part of a presentation “How to inspire younger Gen Y colleagues to stay motivated & pursue their careers” that Rachel Brushfield, Director of EnergiseLegal created for a Panel session at The International Bar Association (IBA) conference in Paris on 8 May 2014 (IBA

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GenY blog series: 1 of 4

This is a 4 part blog series about GenY. This was part of a presentation “How to inspire younger Gen Y colleagues to stay motivated & pursue their careers” that Rachel Brushfield, Director of EnergiseLegal created for a Panel session at The International Bar Association (IBA) conference in Paris on 8 May 2014

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What causes gender imbalance?

“The sight of a woman in the British Boardroom is rare enough; that of one in the managing director’s chair is almost as exotic as a pair of nesting ospreys.” Carol Kennedy.

Gender balance at senior levels of a firm is a multi-faceted problem with many interrelating factors. There are many women at junior levels

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Once upon a time………..

Once upon a time there was an enlightened innovative law firm.

Even though they were already successful and not in enough ‘pain’ to have to make changes, they were not complacent but forward thinking. They created the firm around career fulfilment rather than just making money. Roles and career paths were designed around individual’s strengths

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Diversity – the key to unlock innovation in the legal profession?

In recent months I have been working, and discussing with clients the importance of embracing diversity of thought because of its potential for unlocking business growth.

Interest in this has arisen because of the considerable pressures for organisations of all types and sizes to find innovative means of sustaining, growing and even renewing themselves because

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