Womble Bond Dickinson is joining many others around the world in honoring International Women’s Day on March 8. The firm’s Women of Womble Bond Dickinson (WOW) initiative is leading these efforts.

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. With that in mind, the firm will welcome DC Superior Court Judge Carol Dalton for a lunchtime discussion on her inspiring rise to the bench and her thoughts on issues facing women in the judiciary. Judge Dalton’s discussion takes place March 8 in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and will be streamed to Womble Bond Dickinson’s other offices in the US. Ana Jara, who clerked for Judge Dalton before joining the firm, worked with WOW leader Cathy Hinger and Debbie Israel to organize the event.

The theme of International Women’s Day 2018 is #PressforProgress, a call to action for accelerating gender parity. As part of the firm’s commitment, WOW is organizing a charity drive for Dress for Success, an international charity focused on women’s empowerment and education. In exchange for a donation, contributors receive a card to post on their office doors to share messages such as “I will challenge stereotypes and bias” and “We will forge positive visibility of women.” Everyone is encouraged to show support by wearing purple, the signature color of International Women’s Day.

Hinger and attorneys Lela Ames, Victoria Bruno and Rebecca Jacobs Goldman are organizing these efforts.

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