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Inclusion & diversity

Improving the gender balance in our firm across all offices and at all levels of seniority is a top priority.

We continue to devise and implement targeted and tailored strategies that will deliver on our goal of an equality of opportunity, aspiration and experience. We are proud to be a majority women firm but we know we must work to ensure that this is reflected at all levels of our business.


Alumni Network: Katherine Coates in conversation with Cheng Li Yow


Special Counsel Katherine Coates shares how she went from daughter of a tax accountant to Financial Institutions Group partner at Clifford Chance. She reflects on how her experiences shaped her, her family and her advocacy for diversity and inclusion.

International Women's Day


We are proud to mark International Women's Day as part of our annual campaign as we believe gender parity is good for our people, good for our clients, and a key part of the success of Clifford Chance.

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Come with us to our Accelerate>>> networking event at Museum of Modern Electronic Music in the heart of Frankfurt!

In partnership with our gender parity network Accelerate>>>, our German Innovation & Best Delivery Hub shared insights into our legal tech and tools, such as our collaboration platform Clifford Chance Connect, AI-based web application LUCY and document analysis tool Kira – and how they make our legal advice even more innovative.


Our global gender parity group, Accelerate>>>, is committed to taking bold actions to accelerate the pace of change towards gender parity and drive forward an inclusive and diverse culture. It's about all of us contributing to a culture, where everybody has the opportunity to succeed.

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Accelerate>>>'s strategic pillars

  • Institutional Change: Increas​ing representation of women in senior positions and expanding inclusiveness
  • Knowledge: Raising awareness and understanding of Accelerate>>>, its strategy, and the importance of its aims
  • Connections: Networking, sponsorship and role models
  • Visibility: Increasing the visibility of women both internally and externally​

  • Pro Bono: Supporting women and the advancement of women's rights and parity through pro bono work and community outreach projects
  • Action by All: Creating change by engaging everyone across the Clifford Chance network and leveraging all of the firm's expertise, talent and resources

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