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Libby Hakim

Libby Hakim is a Sydney-based copywriter, specialising in website and legal copywriting, and a former lawyer. She helps law firms and other business owners use clear, concise and creative language to attract new business and engage with existing clients. Libby also writes feature articles for leading newspapers and magazines, including The Sydney Morning Herald, body+soul and Sunday Life. As a lawyer, Libby worked in legal publishing and insurance litigation before spending 12 years drafting legislation for the NSW government.
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01 November 2018

Strategic HR leader Steve Rowe says future-proofing oranisations is one of the most pressing issues in HR

Change consultant and strategic HR leader Steve Rowe offers insights on the gig economy and technology, future-proofing for organisations, and tells us  why people say he has a “knack for seeing things others can’t".

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18 October 2018

Invictus Games Sydney's Fiona Hitchener on why diversity and inclusion should be more than an HR initiative.

After a long career in HR, Fiona Hitchiner says she’s finally found her own passion and purpose in her role as Director HR with Invictus Games Sydney 2018. 

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04 October 2018

Jane Shand, Chief Human Resource Manager at Queensland Rugby League, on women in leadership, equal pay and workforce agility

Jane Shand is Chief Human Resource Manager at Queensland Rugby League – an interesting position given she names the #MeToo campaign as one of the most pressing issues in HR. However, the organisation has 43% female employees. 

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20 September 2018

Anouk De Blieck, Head of HR Asia Pacific at VISA, talks balance, purpose and technology in HR

Head of HR Asia Pacific at Visa, Anouk De Blieck says overcoming perfectionist tendencies to develop a growth mindset has been critical in growing her own career. Here, she tells us about her global career and offers insights on balance, purpose and...

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19 June 2018

Megan Lawton, Principal Lawyer at VIVID Advice and former CEO Law Society Northern Territory, on best advice and biggest hopes

Megan Lawton, Principal Lawyer at VIVID Advice and former CEO of the Law Society Norther Territory, says she was proud to represent the Northern Territory as a thought leader finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law awards. Here, she ponders the...

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14 June 2018

Bree Knoester, Managing Partner at Adviceline Injury Lawyers, offers thoughts on career growth and the future of the legal profession

Bree Knoester, Managing Partner at Adviceline Injury Lawyers (a division of Holding Redlich), was called to the Bar after only 2 years in practice but eventually found her way back to practising as a solicitor. She says the experience she gained at...

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31 May 2018

Gina Cass-Gottlieb, Partner at Gilbert + Tobin, tells us about her approach to client management, flexibility and more

Gina Cass-Gottlieb, Partner at Gilbert + Tobin, was named Dealmaker of the Year at the Women in Law Awards 2017, and this year was named among the top 13 female lawyers globally in the Acritas Stars report. 

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17 May 2018

Anne-Marie Cade, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, tells us how she re-framed her approach to the law

Anne-Marie Cade, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and Lawyer, last year took home the Women in Law Thought Leader of the Year award. She says the biggest mistake she made when starting out was doing everything that lawyers traditionally do. 

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08 March 2018

Sue Kench, Global Chief Executive of KWM talks about her career path and why lawyers should be more deliberate about their career plans

Sue Kench, Global Chief Executive of KWM, humbly describes herself as the Steven Bradbury of law firm management and encourages lawyers to be more deliberate about their career plans. 

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01 February 2018

Claudia King, CEO and co-founder of Automio | From lawyer to legal tech entrepreneur

Claudia King, CEO and co-founder of Automio, won the individual award in the LexisNexis Janders Dean Legal Innovation Index 2017. She says being clear about her mission has helped guide her career from lawyer to legal tech entrepreneur and find...

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09 January 2018

Louise Mathias, Barrister | Mediator | Collaborative Coach | Family Law Arbitrator

Louise Mathias, Barrister & Mediator at Elizabeth Street Chambers, left school at 16 years of age and worked in a wide variety of diverse roles, including Medical Practice Management for 15 years, before starting her legal career. 

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20 December 2017

Angela Lynch, CEO of Women’s Legal Service Qld talks to us about her career drivers, achievements and challenges

Angela Lynch, CEO of Women’s Legal Service Qld was awarded the 2017 Women in Law Excellence Award, receiving the highest score of all entrants across many different legal sectors.

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21 November 2017

Dominique Lamb, CEO of the National Retail Association: from Wollongong University law grad to CEO in less than 10 years

Dominique Lamb, CEO of the National Retail Association moved from Wollongong University law graduate to CEO in less than 10 years.  

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07 November 2017

Melanie Schwartz, Senior lecturer at UNSW Law Faculty and award-winning lawyer

Melanie Schwartz, Senior lecturer at UNSW Law Faculty is an award-winning lawyer who says being an academic allows her to contribute to the public conversation around the issues she cares about.

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31 October 2017

Natalia Crnomarkovic, Oceania Law Technology Leader at EY

During her career, Natalia Crnomarkovic, Oceania Law Technology Leader, Director at EY has always enjoyed a mix of law and technology. Over the years though, the emphasis has shifted from law to technology. 

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27 October 2017

The Honourable Associate Justice Verity McWilliam of the ACT Supreme Court offers her career insights

The Honourable Associate Justice Verity McWilliam of the ACT Supreme Court was appointed to the court earlier this year, a likely full-circle moment after studying law at the Australian National University in Canberra.

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17 October 2017

Valeska Bloch talks career growth and how she approached promotion and partnership

Valeska Bloch, Partner at Allens imagined herself as a criminal lawyer in her early years studying law at UNSW. But while stints at Redfern Legal Centre and the DPP were "fascinating", she found herself drawn to media, communications and IT law...

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12 October 2017

Chrissa Loukas-Karlsson SC on career, the future, diversity and balance

Chrissa Loukas-Karlsson SC, Barrister at Public Defenders, was appointed a public defender in 1995 and silk in 2012. She was elected Junior Vice President of the NSW Bar this year. Perhaps her most colourful achievement, though, is debating Malcolm...

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