Engage in a crucial conversation around how gender equality in our industry can be achieved and protected.

Together, we will explore;

  • How we can unlock opportunity and close the gap between ambition and reality.
  • How to be a leader who provides a springboard for others in their career, especially younger women
  • How to challenge behaviour in situations where women are held back or missing out on opportunities because of their gender, education, background, or other factors.

Hear about the role models and mentors of our four most recent past female CITMA presidents: Tania Clark, Kate O’Rourke, Catherine Wolfe and Maggie Ramage, and how they see their own position as role models for others.

Our speakers will share their own advice to women who want to succeed, grow and develop in the IP profession to become future leaders. 

They will explore not only how adversity can be overcome, but how that experience can be used to support others.

Full of advice for a new generation and celebration for what has already been achieved, this webinar will help you to shape your thinking on where the industry should go next

Learning outcomes

  • How to create opportunity for yourself in the world of IP
  • How to support women in challenging discriminatory behaviour
  • Overcoming challenges as a female business leader.

Meet your speakers

Tania Clark

Tania has been a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney for the last 15 years and worked for two other major firms of trade mark and patent attorneys before joining Withers & Rogers LLP in 2006, where she is now a partner.

Tania is recognised in the World Trade Mark Review 1000 for 2018 for her knowledge of “international brand protection” along with “her talent for putting disputes to bed”.

Kate O’Rourke

As a Solicitor and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, Kate has over 25 years’ experience in relation to trade marks and related copyright, design and internet matters and is a partner and head of trade marks at Mewburn Ellis. She is also Vice Chair of the UK IP pro bono committee.


Maggie Ramage

Maggie Ramage is on the Strategic Board and two other committees of ECTA, the European Trade Mark Association.She studied trade mark law while working in patent administration, and in 1982 became head of trade marks for the Californian-based Raychem Corporation. In 1987 she was seconded to their US Head Office, to take responsibility of trade mark affairs worldwide. In 1991 Maggie became a partner in Alexander Ramage Associates LLP, and in April 2015 joined Edwin Coe LLP as a Partner.

Her clients include start-up firms and multinationals, and range from cosmetics companies to hair care specialists;  food and drink providers;  engineering and software companies, aviation and car companies, and a variety of service providers.   

Catherine Wolfe

Catherine is an internationally respected figure in the IP world and has significant contacts worldwide. She has filed applications in virtually every country in the world which has a Trade Mark Register. In 2020, alongside her professional practice, she also became an Honorary Professor in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London.
She also regularly attends meetings of our Council, and Executive Committee.