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Raquel regularly takes opportunities to advocate for women in the workplace, including speaking on panels for the Global Sponsorship Programme, a bespoke 12-month talent development programme for high potential mid-level/senior women associates, and featuring in the firm’s internal campaign for International Women’s Day which profiled 27 women across 5 regions sharing their #pressforprogress statements. As part of the “Stronger Together” network, she encouraged partner firms to promote diversity, and tries to influence decisions on speakers. Externally, Raquel is an active member of the Women Partners Forum in Spain, which aims to promote gender diversity in law firm partnerships. She hosts events for external attendees, including men, covering topics such as how best to support talent pipelines, flexible working arrangements and modernising perceptions of legal institutions. She is an active member of a Senior-Women group for members to the International Bar Association, and organises a now traditional group lunch at the IBA’s global conference.

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