October 2019 – Hughes Hubbard & Reed is pleased to announce that Hagit Muriel Elul, co-chair of the firm’s Arbitration practice group, has been recognized in the 2019 edition of “Women Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal. 

This year’s list celebrates accomplished women leaders across a wide range of industries who “share their views on numerous topics dealing with the workplace – their individual experiences and prevailing wisdom,” said editor James Rector. 

In Elul’s profile, “A Band of Sisters,” she shared her experience with gender barriers and challenges for women in the legal profession, including “the indignities that can come with being a female lawyer.” 

But, she said, “at the same time, in the 20 years I have been practicing law, something surprising happened. I became part of a band of sisters – a community of like-minded female lawyers, practicing at the highest echelons of their field and simultaneously enjoying a rich and rewarding life.” 

Elul talked about the support they have given to each other, making sure their voices have been heard and their achievements recognized. “We lift each other up and reach behind us to lift other women up,” she said. 

Elul concluded, “When asked when will there be enough women on the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg famously said, ‘When there are nine.’ If that fantastical dream were to ever happen, I know it will only be possible because of the band of sisters that came before us, that strives alongside us, and that will rise after us.”

Launched in 2002, the “Women Worth Watching” program aims to recognize the change makers and leaders who have recorded outstanding achievements throughout their careers. Award recipients are selected following nominations made by their employers, colleagues, peers and mentors. 

The full publication of the 2019 edition can be found here. Elul’s full profile can be found here: A Band of Sisters.