Striving for authenticity


Muireann Bolger

Striving for authenticity

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Authenticity is often seen as being key to personal and professional success. But when you don’t fit a certain mould, achieving this desired state in the workplace can be challenging, as lawyers disclose to Muireann Bolger.

“A Magic Circle law firm partner once told me that I would clearly never make it as a lawyer. People can make bizarre judgements about you, when you are true to yourself, straight-talking and authentic.”

When reflecting upon these dispiriting and unkind words, there is no trace of bitterness in Alice Stephenson’s voice.

Instead, as the CEO of Stephenson Law explores the prejudices that greeted her as she entered IP, she is clear that such negativity only inspired her to prove her detractors wrong.

Authentic, Stephenson Law, Alice Stephenson, D&I, female lawyers, LGBTQ+, IP Inclusive