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The Clifford Chance Careers Podcast

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The Clifford Chance Careers Podcast features experts from around the firm discussing career advice, hot topics and giving unique insights into their personal journeys.

From informal chats to deep-dives into the future of work, we offer a wide range of insights for you to listen to on the move.

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    Clifford Chance @ Home with Tara McGrath

    17 September 2020

    Our Clifford Chance @ Home Series explores the ways that the work and careers of our colleagues from across the world continue to evolve while working from home. In this episode, Tiernan Brady, Global Head of Inclusion speaks to New York-based Litigation associate Tara McGrath. Tara tells all about lockdown in Manhattan, staying connected through team-building with colleagues, and going green in quarantine.

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    Celebrating Culture: Eid Al Adha

    5 August 2020

    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 about the Islamic Celebration of Eid Al Adha.

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    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.

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    The Smarts Series 2: Building Your Network

    3 August 2020

    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.

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    The Smarts Series 2: Applying to University

    3 August 2020

    Do you have to go to a certain type of university to be a lawyer? Do you have to be a certain type of person to go to one of those universities? Victor Taiwo and Saif Jalali, both future trainees, share their responses to these questions. Victor’s news of rejection from his first-choice university has led to opportunities he never knew existed, and Saif has overcome personal tragedy and circumstances to dedicate himself to securing his future. Both have learned the importance of valuing the person over the institution, and of believing in yourself.

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    The Smarts Series 2: Work Experience

    3 August 2020

    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.

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    The Smarts Series 2: Choosing Your Degree

    3 August 2020

    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.

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    Celebrating Culture: Dharma Day

    8 July 2020

    The firm's network for advancing race equality and celebrating heritage, the UK REACH Network, presents the Celebrating Culture podcast series. Our aim is to celebrate and highlight the cultures that make us who we are and that shape the diversity of experiences and voices at Clifford Chance. In each episode, we focus on a cultural celebration, festival or event and we explore the historical context that has led to the different ways that we celebrate different parts of our firm's 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.

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    Clifford Chance @ Home with Ebun Soyinka

    25 June 2020

    Our Clifford Chance @ Home series explores the ways that the work and careers of our colleagues from across the world continue to evolve while working from home. 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.

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    Where Diverse Minds Meet with Kim Lewis and Tiernan Brady

    27 February 2020

    In this series we highlight and celebrate the diversity of voices, backgrounds and experiences of people in our team. 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.

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    Where Diverse Minds Meet with Stephanie Ofili and Matthew Newick

    22 December 2019

    In this series we highlight and celebrate the diversity of voices, backgrounds and experiences of people in our team. 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.

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    Where Diverse Minds Meet with Danny Mutisya

    22 December 2019

    In this series we highlight and celebrate the diversity of voices, backgrounds and experiences of people in our team. 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.

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    The Smarts Series 1: Quincy Bellot

    2 December 2019

    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.

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    The Smarts Series 1: Lizzie Goodburn

    2 December 2019

    Chief of Staff, Lizzie Goodburn, reflects on her previous life as an Olympic rower and the importance of receiving, and most vitally hearing, feedback.

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    The Smarts Series 1: Jennifer Mbaluto

    2 December 2019

    Jennifer Mbaluto discusses the value of her emotional intelligence in overcoming cultural differences after moving to Clifford Chance in London from Kenya.

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    The Smarts Series 1: Peter Chapman

    2 December 2019

    Peter Chapman, one of our Finance Partners in the Tech Group, talks about the ways in which he is continually learning in his role.

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    The Smarts Series 1: Laura Yeates

    2 December 2019

    Laura Yeates, Head of Graduate Talent, explains the importance of being able to tell a good story and shares one particular tale of the 'Grotto Girl'.

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