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Inaugural Women in a Legal World (WLW) Awards Held in Madrid

The recently created Women in a Legal World (WLW) organization held its first annual award ceremony on Wednesday, October 30th at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.

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The recently created Women in a Legal World (WLW) organization held its first annual award ceremony on Wednesday, October 30th at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.


Organized under the honorary presidency of S.M. la reina Dña. Letizia, these awards were created with several goals in mind, namely, promote the career path of prestigious and renowned women; recognize women who have made their mark on the legal world; praise the values and professional ethics of women in the sector and honor organizations which are involved in the promotion of female talent.

The jury was made up of prominent figures in the Spanish legal world, including Dolores Delgado García, Spain's secretary of justice and Teresa Fernández de la Vega Sanz, the president of the country's state council.

Among the major awards of the evening, the Honor Award was given to Maria Emilia Casas Baamonde, former president of the Constitutional Court, while Ilustre Colegio de la Abogacia of Barcelona walked off with the Equality Award. The Woman of the Year prize went to Rosario Silva, vice-president of the European Court of Justice and the Values Award was shared between the 27 female deputies and senators who were part of the first Constitutional Court of Spain in 1977. These women had never before been publicly recognized, despite the key role they played in improving the lives of women in Spain by helping draft the text of the first-ever constitution of the nascent Spanish democracy.

Women in a Legal World (WLW) is a non-profit organization whose goal is give greater visibility to female talent in the legal world. WLW aims to create a network of collaboration in order to boost the number of women in key positions in the media, industry, institutions, councils, universities, law firms and non-profit organizations. It was created on the initiative of several women currently operating in the legal world and is chaired by Marlen Estévez Sanz. Despite the fact that it has only been in existence for six months, WLW already has 80 active members and an impressive range of activities.

For more information go to: https://womeninalegalworld.com/

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