“Kindness is much underrated. You don’t have to elbow people out of the way to be a successful woman.”

Ahead of International Women’s Day, we asked leading women to open their playbooks for success. Here, litigator Karyn Harty of Dentons offers wisdom for ambitious women

“It can really help to have a senior female sponsor or mentor who will be a sounding board and advocate for your talents and ability.” Karyn Harty, global co-chair of disputes and partner, Dentons, Dublin. Picture: Feargal Phillips