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WIPR Diversity 2022

October 2022

WIPR Diversity 2022 is out and HGF is a gold WIPR Global Diversity Supporter.

The 2022 edition includes:

  • Influential woman in IP and trailblazers – the women making waves in law
  • Growing fears – discover why there is no room for complacency in D&I
  • Neurodiversity in IP – why all minds matter
  • Mental health – striving for authenticity at work
  • And more…

A huge congratulations to HGF Trade Mark Director Adjoa Anim who has been featured in the annual listing of WIPR’s Influential Women in IP and HGF Partner & Patent Attorney Vanessa Stainthorpe who has been featured in the WIPR Diversity Champions list.

In this issue, you can also find an article by HGF Patent Director Dr Sofie McPherson and Senior Patent Attorney Dr Janine Swarbrick on ‘Promoting women in STEM‘. What does it mean for women to be at the heart of our business? They examine the gender balance in IP and what is being done to improve it.

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