Whilst the IPAN World IP Day theme this year celebrated Global Britain, we made sure to engage with the WIPO theme which was Powering Change: Celebrating Women in Innovation and Creativity.

IPAN Vice Chair Mandy Haberman spoke about her experience as an inventor, and the importance of intellectual property and the AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Event, hosted by Finnegan at the Southbank Centre in London. This talk is reflected in Mandy’s contribution to the WIPO Magazine with an article: Nursery feeding made simple.

“The best advice that I can give to young women with aspirations to invent, create and set up a business is believe in yourself.” Mandy Haberman

IPAN Director Hayleigh Bosher and founder of World Intellectual Property Women (WIPW), contributed to WIPO’s video series, talking about women in IP law.
Hayleigh also wrote a blog post for IP Inclusive on what it really means to empower women.
“Powering change cannot come from simply increasing the number of women in IP, because the numbers are not the issue in themselves, they are reflecting broader issues.” Hayleigh Bosher

IPAN Education Group Convenor Professor Ruth Soetendorp also contributed WIPO video series.
“Global economies need the brilliance, ingenuity, curiosity, courage and diversity of women’s contribution to ensure the success of our common future.” Ruth Soetendorp