Latham under fire for holding cooking event for female network

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  • When organising social events for women you would be a fool not to take into account what women on the whole like to do with their leisure time. And yes, we tend to be creative types - is there any shame in that?! From my experience, there isn't an awful lot of scope to exercise any creativity in the male dominated work palce that unfortunately still exists in the legal sector today so any step in this direction should be welcomed. Why not take the opportunity to do something you might actually enjoy whilst connecting with other professionals?

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  • Calm down - it's not the activity that is important, it's that people get to network.

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  • Noone bats an eyelid when firms organise rugby or cricket or golf events for, lets be honest, men. Women do not need this level of over-scrutiny. If you don't like cooking, refuse the invite. All of this intricate criticism is part of the problem, not the solution. Why, just because I am a female lawyer, do I have to go to networking events for tank driving and machine gunning ? Why can't I go to canapes making or spa treatments? I'm a woman!!!! Anyway, all these events merely provide a structure for getting mildy drunk, and firms keep having to think of new ones - they can't just write "boozing" on the invite.

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  • Can I suggest beekeeping, produce your own lamb, poultrey keeping for beginners but canope making designed for women only, how unimaginative. As for the fashion shop visits get a life. Besides my husband does all the cooking in our house I do the farming. How about a farm visit get out and see something different.

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  • Sorry, that was THE husband does the cooking.
    Will the high flying legal firms be taking the networking group on a tour of MacDonalds next? Oh dear they have let themselves in for it haven't they.

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