Women Lawyers: inspirational leadership and design thinking for urban renovation



Olena Kharytonova

PhD, Associate Professor, Criminal Law Department No. 1, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University. PhD in Law and qualified lawyer with 15 years of experience in research and teaching activities, including development and implementation of thе «Criminal Law Issues in the ECHR Practice» and «Main Trends of Modern Criminal Law» courses into the University’s educational process. […]


Platforms for discussion :

  • women lawyers as a creative class
  • design thinking as a process of creating innovations in a turbulence era
  • a modern city as a diversity and development laboratory.

Who attends the event: anyone who is interested in career growth and female leadership, opportunities for hunting on the legal market, the potential of design thinking and urban studies, and the development of modern cities, the direction of “law & art” and the art of diversity.

Possible themes include:

  • career dynamics of women lawyers
  • women in leadership positions and the destruction of the glass ceiling
  • causes of stagnation around gender parity issues in the legal field
  • challenges of the legal market and creativity of women
  • women – clients of the business and the secret of the negotiating rooms
  • diversity and Inclusiveness as a Strategy for Legal Thinking and Legal Practice
  • a woman in the courtroom
  • education, career start and the art of personal brand
  • “my brilliant career”: achievement of professional goals in balance with personal life
  • mentoring in the legal profession and women’s solidarity
  • gender icebergs and the image of a big city
  • law, urbanism and spaces of diversity
  • creative actions in the city 


Split-Event: Art Project “Heterotopias”. Participants of the Art Project are artists Pavlo Makov, Vachagan Narazyan, Roman Minin, sculptor Sergii Shaulis.

September 27, 2019
9:30am – 1:30pm
Cultural space of the Yaroslav Mudryi Library&learning Center, 6th floor
4 hours
300 UAH


Kateryna Levchenko

Governmental Commissioner for Gender Policy. Ph.D., Professor. For more than 20 years Kateryna has been the head of the NGO «La Strada-Ukraine». Deputy of Ukrainian Parliament of the 5th convocation, member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE (2006-2007). Author and initiator of improvement laws on prevention of domestic violence, strengthening of protection children, introduction […]

Nadiya Stefaniv

Judge of the Cassation Criminal Court in the Supreme Court. President of the All-Ukrainian Association of Women Judges. Teacher of the National School of Judges of Ukraine. Nadiya Stefaniv was a member of the developers group of educational trainings for judges «Evidence and Proving in the Criminal Procedure», «Peculiarities of Consideration of Cases Against Traffiking […]

Tetyana Gavrysh

Managing Partner, ILF.  Tetyana Gavrysh is an expert on investment consulting, risk management in business reorganization, expansion and branching out to new markets. She handles creation of business clusters and public-private partnership projects. For over 15 years she has been working on institutional changes, with extensive experience of cooperation with governmental agencies. In 2015-2017, together with […]

Iryna Ivankiv

National Rule of Law Adviser at OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. Irina Ivankiv is a qualified lawyer with the interdisciplinary approach and international background in rule of law, human rights, human trafficking and cybercrime investigation. Trained and experienced in rule of law for development with […]

Olena Uvarova

Ph.D in Law, lecturer in the Theory of Law Department, Head of the International Lab on business and human rights in the National Law University of Yaroslav Mudriy. Dr. Uvarova is the author of more than 80 scientific papers on the theory of law, human rights, gender equality, anti-discrimination policy, business and human rights. Since 2014, […]

Svitlana Khyliuk

Associate Professor, Head of the Master’s Program in Human Rights of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Legal Expert on the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine, Member of the Advisory Council of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, Member of the Academic and Methodical Commission on Business, Management and Law of the Higher Education Sector of the Academic […]

Olga Chichina

Chairwoman of the Standing Committee on Humanitarian Issues of the Kharkiv City Council. Ph.D. in Economics, Associate Professor of the Department of International Economic Relations, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, deputy of the Kharkiv City Council, counselor of the city mayor on gender policy. Member of the All-Ukrainian Non-Governmental Organization “Association of Economists-Internationalists of Ukraine”, […]

Darya Kondratyeva

Attorney, International Law Firm H/W/S Mapalaw; Law Firm Kodalex founder. Darya is a qualified attorney with 2 law degrees in two jurisdictions: Yaroslaw Mudryi National Academy of Law of Ukraine in 2004 and University “Cattolica del Sacro Cuore” of Milan (Italy) in 2016. Born in Kharkiv (Ukraine), Darya has started her career in 2004 as […]

Hrystyna Kit

Chairwoman of the NGO “Association of Women’s Lawyers of Ukraine “JurFem”, lawyer, Ph.D in legal sciences, feminist. In 2010, Hrystyna completed her studies at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Faculty of Law. In 2011-2014, she studied at the postgraduate course at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. In 2015 she got her […]

Vitalii Gatseliuk

National Programme Manager, Legal Reform Ph.D., Honoured lawyer of Ukraine

Thank you for registration!!

Dear Colleague,

Thank you for registering to attend the ІІІ Kharkiv International Legal Forum.

We look forward to your participation. An official invitation would soon be sent to your email. Any queries, please email to forum@nlu.edu.ua.

See you at IІI Kharkiv International Legal Forum on September 24-28, 2019!

Co-Chairman of Organizing Committee
Rector of Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University
Vasyl Tatsii