Walkers' Jersey IWD Event a Success

On Friday 8 March 2019 Walkers Jersey hosted an afternoon event: Taking Gender off the Agenda #BalanceforBetter, to celebrate International Women's Day. Over 100 attendees joined Walkers to analyse the role of Jersey and its businesses in creating a gender balanced world and celebrate diverse female role models.

The event was focused on keynote speeches, including a fascinating journey through Jersey's historical female figures with Linda Romeril of Jersey Heritage. This was followed by Susie Pinel, Jersey's Minister for Treasury and Resources for Jersey, who told the story of her personal journey. Susie also announced her commitment to change the way married couples are taxed in Jersey by 2021. The final speaker of the day was Charlotte Valeur, the Chair of the Institute of Directors and founder of Board Apprentice. Charlotte suggested some forward thinking ideas to progress gender equality, including changing the wording of maternity/paternity leave and using the words 'family planning' to reflect a family issue rather than a women's issue.

Following the keynotes, Walkers partner Noeleen Ruddy led an interactive panel discussion which included Jess Perchard, Mike Byrne, Dan Read and Lorraine Wheeler. Discussing topics from same sex marriage to gender pay gaps, the panel discussion was the perfect finale before networking and canapés.

Walkers partner Alexandra Corner commented "We are delighted that so many of our clients and colleagues were able to attend our International Women's Day event. Walkers has a long history of investing in female staff and raising awareness of gender diversity and the opportunity to share these values with Jersey and celebrate International Women's Day was fantastic".


IWD 2019

Zoë HallamGroup Partner*T +44 (0)1481 748 920zoe.hallam@walkersglobal.com
Kim PaivaGroup Partner*T +44 (0)1481 748 906kim.paiva@walkersglobal.com

Noeleen RuddyPartnerT +353 1 470 6650noeleen.ruddy@walkersglobal.com

Alexandra CornerPartnerT +44 (0) 1534 700 778alexandra.corner@walkersglobal.com
Louise HamiltonSenior CounselT +44 (0) 1534 700 723louise.hamilton@walkersglobal.com
Meg McAuleyAssociateT +44 (0) 1534 700 889meg.mcauley@walkersglobal.com