Women in IP

A practical, multi-faceted panel discussion aimed at shedding gender stereotypes and recognising individual character traits
to create an inclusive workplace.


Our Women in IP community has brought together panellists to discuss what we can all do to avoid the pitfalls of gender-based stereotyping. This event will explore how to appreciate and utilise the full range of character traits found in the workforce – how to make them work for you, how to support and develop them and how to lead a successful and balanced team. Our panellists include professional coaches, HR personnel, leaders in the IP field and those who can speak to character profiling, making this event an informative, engaging and constructive session.

Thanks to the generosity of our hosts Bird & Bird, this event is free of charge and open to all IP professionals, regardless of gender.

Confirmed panellists:

  • Alicia Chantrey, Vice President, Legal Brand Protection, Consumer Healthcare at GSK. Alicia is a UK Solicitor and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, and an IPReg board member. Based on her experiences of managing an in-house team, she will address how to deal with different personality traits, in particular in interviews and appraisals, and how understanding these traits can help ensure all team members are treated fairly.
  • Jonathan Clarke, Director of Human Resources, Kilburn & Strode. Jonathan will speak about recognising different character traits in a team and how to help teams work together to get the best out of people.
  • Development coach and former GSK patent attorney Karen Crawley, who will talk about the character traits that are often considered in coaching, with tips on how to make your best traits work better for you – rather than all trying to be the same.
  • Anne-Marie L’Estrange, Coach and Development Consultant, Oak Consultants. Anne-Marie will tell us about character profiling, and whether there is any benefit to looking at differences between how males and females trend on such analyses.


Venue & timings

Our venue is the London offices of Bird & Bird LLP:

12 New Fetter Lane
London EC4A 1JP

Registration is from 5.30 pm, with the panel discussion starting at 6 pm. Please also join us for drinks and networking afterwards, from around 7 pm.


And to whet your appetite…

A recent article highlighted by one of our committee members is quite thought-provoking on this topic: see here.

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