Our Celebrating Culture podcast series recognises the cultures that make us who we are and that shape the diversity of voices at Clifford Chance. In each episode, we focus on a cultural celebration or event and explore the historical context that has led to the different ways that we celebrate different parts of our culture.
In this episode, Maxine Purcell, Resource and Business Process Manager, speaks with two members of the Clifford Chance Islamic Community; Faeezah Tailor, an Associate from our London Corporate M&A practice and Asna Khan, Communications and Marketing Specialist from our New York office. They discuss the Islamic Celebration of Eid Al Adha, one of two major holidays celebrated worldwide each year and also provide a valuable insight into the significance of the holiday. They also share how they personally celebrate Eid Al Adha and how COVID-19 has impacted this.
The Smarts Series 2: Your First 90 Days at University
3 August 2020
Your first 90 days at university can be a whirlwind. There’s little time to think about your future when you’re learning how to cook and do laundry on top of your studies!
Here, SPARK alumni Wanipa Ndhlovu talks about how she managed to build a network of supportive people and start making positive steps towards her career as a lawyer. You don’t have to wait until second year to start. Wanipa didn’t. Hear about some of the exciting opportunities that have come out of that decision.
Networking is something you do at fancy functions after you’ve graduated and started your career, right?
Not according to Tom Moran, Lorraine Chimbga, and Gloria Opoku-Agyemang, all future trainees, who share their tips and tricks in this episode. Whether it's through activism or societies, offering your services to others, or even through your teachers and acquaintances, networking can be an organic experience and most importantly, an opportunity for learning.
You have to study Law to be a lawyer, don’t you? In this episode, we explore the answer to this question with Junior Product Manager and future IGNITE trainee Hayley Kwan. Hayley said no to convention and chose a different path. Her decision to study computer science has now allowed her to combine law and tech, using the skills obtained during her degree to bring a different perspective to her work and her team.
You might think that only work experience gained at law firms is applicable when it comes to securing a place on a programme.
In this episode, current trainee, Mollie MacGinty, conveys the transferable skills she picked up as an elf in Santa’s Grotto and explains how they helped her land a place on the award-winning Spark programme. Yes, you read that right! It’s all about learning from everything that you do, and, as you’ll hear, the ability to tell a great story.
You have to study law to be a lawyer, don’t you? In this episode, we explore the answer to this question with Junior Product Manager and future IGNITE trainee Hayley Kwan. Hayley said no to convention and chose a different path. Her decision to study computer science has now allowed her to combine law and tech, using the skills obtained during her degree to bring a different perspective to her work and her team.
Our Celebrating Culture podcast series, recognises the cultures that make us who we are and that shape the diversity of voices at Clifford Chance. In each episode, we focus on a cultural celebration or event and explore the historical context that has led to the different ways that we celebrate different parts of our culture.
In this episode, Adam Suleman, Recruitment Specialist, speaks with Suryagupta Dharmacharini, Chair of the London Buddhist Centre, about the Buddhist celebration of Dharma Day and how the London Buddhist Centre has responded to recent events relating to Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter.
Ebun Soyinka, our Global Marketing & Employer Brand Specialist, speaks with Tiernan Brady, Global Head of Inclusion, to talk about how she's tackling working from home. She also shares her thoughts on the impact and importance of the Black Lives Matter movement, the pervasiveness of the structures that the movement is challenging and what we're doing as a firm to support this.
Where Diverse Minds Meet with Tiernan Brady and Kim Lewis
27 February 2020
The first episode of our Where Diverse Minds Meet series recorded in our New York office is in celebration of Black History Month with Technology Services Manager Kim Lewis in conversation with Tiernan Brady, Global Head of Inclusion.
Where Diverse Minds Meet with Stephanie Ofili and Matthew Newick
22 December 2019
Lawyer Stephanie Ofili, is in conversation with Global Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution Matthew Newick, who explore what they've learned and gained from being a part of our reverse mentoring programme.
Senior Associate, Danny Mutisya, in conversation with Inclusion, Diversity and Wellbeing specialist, Leana Coopoosamy, discusses his journey as a lawyer so far, the 'turning point' in his career, and what makes it all worth it.
An ex-royal marine now turned associate in our Global Asset Finance Group, Quincy Bellot talks about how he learnt to be calm under pressure during active service and how he now uses this key skill as a lawyer.