It is generally known that women in leading positions have an extremely positive influence on the culture of a company as well as on its working atmosphere. Employee motivation and customer satisfaction are strengthened and image and success are promoted in the long term.
In contrast, women are still underrepresented in numerous professional fields and corporate structures are adapted to the needs of a predominantly male management team. Even in the field of intellectual property, female patent attorneys and lawyers are still in the minority.
The non-profit organisation “women in ip” has set itself the task of changing this. BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT is pleased to support this network to the best of its ability in the future.
“We at BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT also see the urgent need to promote women in a professional context”, says Silke Freund, BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT partner and lawyer. “However, this does not stop at optimising the internal working environment. Women must become aware of their strengths and learn to use them in a targeted manner. This requires professional exchange and emotional support. This is what women in ip provides at the highest international level and this is the context in which our firm is happy to get involved.”
“women in ip e. V.” was founded to offer women working in the field of intellectual property a platform for networking and mutual support.
Women patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law, judges, patent engineers as well as candidates and members of the Opposition and Appeal Boards of the European Patent Office meet regularly at events or continue their education in technical and training seminars. In addition, women entering the profession have the opportunity to benefit from the industry expertise of experienced colleagues within the framework of a mentoring programme.