Women in Law Mentoring Scheme

 

WHAT IS WILMS?

The Women in Law Mentoring Scheme aims to connect women law students with women in the legal profession, to create ongoing relationships and develop professional networks.  The Scheme aims for these relationships to form the foundation of a support network and a non-judgmental space within which students can seek advice, inspiration, and encouragement from women with lived experience as legal professionals.

In addition, WILMS aims to engage men students in the conversation about inequality and women’s issues both in the legal profession and society at large, whilst preserving the integrity of the women’s only space within the formal mentoring programme.

In 2017, WILMS will facilitate three events to connect students and mentors, provide opportunities for women to network with each other, engage in charitable giving, and provoke open conversation about the challenges facing women in law.

upcoming in 2017

WILMS Breakfast 
29 March

WILMS Speed Networking
17 May

City to Surf for Zonta House 
27 August

Women in law panel discussion
19 October

Some Photos from our past events:

Through WILMS, the Blackstone Society continues to support the Zonta House Refuge Association.

Zonta House is a not-for-profit women’s refuge providing women with accommodation, security, and support in times of crisis.  Zonta House also holds regular workshops promoting self esteem, developing assertive communication and financial management skills.

The WILMS team is keen to give back to women in the community, and will be running events to engage all law students in the discussion of domestic violence and our role in supporting the most vulnerable in our society.

Some of our WILMS Mentees tin rattling at the Zonta House Street Appeal in May 2016:

CONTACT US

Director Ali Matthews can be contacted at womensofficer@blackstone.asn.au.  We will aim to reply to your messages within two business days.

Our sponsors

WILMS would not be possible without support from our generous sponsors.