From smashing glass ceilings to advocating for justice, these powerhouse women are leading the charge in promoting equity and propelling progress within the legal realm. Listen in as they share their compelling stories and shed light on the impactful work they're performing.
Congratulations to our 2023 Community Hero Finalist - Sarah Ibrahim
In this episode, Smokeball’s General Manager, Bianca Bowron-Cuthill, had the pleasure of interviewing Sarah Ibrahim, Director of the Racial Justice Centre and a deserving runner-up in Smokeball’s 2023 Community Hero Awards.
Sarah is an experienced commercial and human rights lawyer and a passionate advocate for racial justice and increased diversity within the legal profession.
Sarah runs her own commercial law firm Central Lawyers, and founded the Racial Justice Centre after seeing a substantial need for legal advice and public interest litigation to further the cause of racial equality in Australia. The Racial Justice Centre is a not-for-profit legal service that is currently run by a team of professionals and students volunteering their time.
Listen in as Bianca and Sarah unpack:
- Sarah's path to becoming a lawyer is one filled with purpose. Sarah shares how her passion for human rights began at an early age and propelled her into a career fighting for justice.
- Her journey into founding the Racial Justice Centre, a not-for-profit organisation that provides services to fight for racial justice. And how this impactful movement brings in experts in discrimination to strategise and think differently towards this goal.
- Her experience as a woman-in-law and the key challenges she has seen and encountered first-hand, as well as her advice for other women navigating similar paths.
- Sarah unbundles what the International Women's Day 2023 theme #EmbraceEquity means to her and discusses the importance of linking the struggles of all women in the fight for equity.
- Plus, much more!
Sit back and enjoy this interview with Sarah Ibrahim!
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