International Women’s Day 8 March 2023

March 8, 2023

Exchange Chambers is proud to support International Women’s Day 2023.

International Women’s Day, which dates back to 1911, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.

The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2023 is #EmbraceEquity.

The aim of the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme is to get the world talking about Why equal opportunities aren’t enough. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action.

Members of Exchange Chambers actively support and embrace equity within their sphere of influence.

By way of example, Exchange runs a mentoring programme to inspire people from all backgrounds to pursue a career in the law.

Our programme has been developed in association with L8 A Better Place, a community development project based at the Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre in Toxteth, Liverpool.  L8 A Better Place works with a range of students and young people from different backgrounds.   Twenty-two barristers from Exchange Chambers are actively involved in the programme in which they mentor a student from the local community.

In other initiatives, Exchange last year supported the Dominica Association of Bradford’s Black History Month celebrations, helping to deliver their World Creole Day programme.

Exchange are also proud signatories to the Women in Law Pledge, created by the Bar Council of England and Wales, the Law Society and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, to help tackle the issue of gender equality within the legal profession.

Our management and members are absolutely committed to creating a truly inclusive culture.