LEADING Queensland law firm Trilby Misso is celebrating the past, present and future of women in business by supporting International Women’s Day.
The global celebration, which dates back more than 100 years, aims to recognise and celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women throughout history.
Trilby Misso General Manager Michael Broughton said the celebration was a reminder of the importance of gender equality in the workplace.
“We are proud to have a workplace which is predominantly female with 85 per cent of our 200 staff being women,” he said.
“A larger proportion of our senior legal and management positions are dominated by women, many of whom have moved through the ranks of the firm.”
Mr Broughton said International Women’s Day was a great way to celebrate women’s success in the workplace.
“Just recently, one of our lawyers, Gillian McKnight, was promoted to Associate,” he said.
“Gillian started out as a secretary for Trilby Misso and worked her way up to become a paralegal and was then admitted as a lawyer for the firm.”
Ms McKnight’s career with Trilby Misso has also included maternity leave after the birth of her first child in 2011.
“Trilby Misso provided me with the flexibility to continue my career while maintaining a work/life balance,” she said.
Recently promoted to Senior Associate, Viktoria Stachelek is another member of the Trilby Misso team that is passionate about the recognition of women’s success in the workplace.
“It’s really great to have your achievements recognised and work for a company that rewards hard work,” she said.
“It’s disappointing that there can still be gender bias in the workplace.
“Although we have come a long way, International Women’s Day is a great way of reminding the world that these issues still exist and are not to be ignored.”
International Women’s Day falls on March 8 of each year and is an official holiday in places such as China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria. Events are held globally throughout the week to inspire women and celebrate achievements.
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