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SHOW ME THE MONEY: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY RECAP

On the eve of International Womens Day, we hosted a talk entitled “Show Me The Money; becoming a greater NegotiatHer” in fireside chat with Ziyanda Ntshona and Soria Hay. This discussion tackled issues around gender parity and solutions to closing the gender pay gap among women in law firms and those in corporate structures as […]

5 REASONS LAWYERS ARE GREAT ENTREPRENEURS

*Originally published in the Huffington Post on 5/02/2018 What do Patrice Motsepe, Peter Thiel, Herb Kelleher and Cyril Ramaphosa have in common? They are all billionaires – and also have law degrees! I looked into the advantage a background in law can give one as an entrepreneur, as these billionaire law graduates currently operate in […]

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5 THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT ADULTING IN 2018

Hello 2019! Rather than kicking off the year with a list of resolutions, I would rather begin with reflections on things I learned in 2018. I want to learn from the L’s (losses) and turn them into Wins and eventually Millions.   1. Reference Letters When we went to University, the only instructions many of […]

10 CAREERS BEYOND THE LAW FIRM

A few weeks ago, @Mochievous, a lawyer and fountain of twitter wisdom shared a number of career options for lawyers who feel stuck in law firms. In my experience, when we are in university we were only exposed to the traditional careers for law graduates, such as practising in a law firm, working in a […]

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THE LEGAL WERK BRUNCH: RECAP

  The Concept: After conducting the Werk Crush Wednesday interviews I realised that women did not have a plan around how to network intentionally. In the legal profession, women of colour have challenges with finding clients and building big practices, and without networking platforms- its going to remain difficult. I decided that I wanted to […]

MOLLY AND ME: SMALL Vs BIG LAW FIRMS

This week the HBO show Insecure explored the differences between predominantly black and white law firms in the episode “Familiar Like”. Although I have written about workplace cultures, from the value of criticism to the myth of culture fit, the life in law firms is a unique beast and watching this weeks episode reminded me of this. The […]

WERK CRUSH WEDNESDAY: ILZA LE MINNIE

This seasons final interview is Ilza Le Minnie! She has worked as a criminal defence lawyer and her passion for restorative justice has led to the start a foundation to rehabilitate offenders. I met her in 2017 as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship. We all have our views on crime, which are influenced by […]

WERK CRUSH WEDNESDAY: THETHE MOKELE

I am so excited about this weeks Werk Crush Wednesday because we met at vacation work in 2009 and went on to do articles together and get admitted in the same year. Its always wonderful to grow with your colleagues. Thethe specialises in  Construction and Engineering as well as General Commercial Litigation and was recognised […]