ELA’s annual lecture this year celebrated The First 100 Years of Women in Law – and the Second – with an eminent panel including Dame Janet Gaymer DBE QC (Hon), Harini Iyengar, barrister at 11KBW and Linden Thomas, President of Birmingham Law Society amongst others. There were some very amusing anecdotes of yesteryear, while looking forward to see how the workplace needs to change for everyone over the next 100 years to allow gender equality to be fully realised. Even in 2019 you see articles with titles such as “Can you be a mother and a senior law firm partner?” and women are underrepresented at partner and QC level. Boddy Matthews partners Helen and Kate broke the glass ceiling some time ago having been senior equity partners throughout the 21st century!