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Clifford Chance signs global partnership with The Women's Forum for the Economy & Society

19 September 2019

Clifford Chance signs global partnership with The Women's Forum for the Economy & Society

Leading international law firm, Clifford Chance announces its partnership with The Women's Forum for the Economy & Society (WEFCOS), a leading platform featuring women’s voices, views and values on major social and economic issues. Clifford Chance's partnership with the organisation underscores the firm's commitment to showcasing the talent and creativity of women while fostering international cooperation.

In signing the partnership agreement which will run until November 2020, Clifford Chance becomes a global Insight Partner and will provide input into the development of the programmes and priority themes for the Forum's international events including Women's Forum Asia 2019, Women's Forum Global Meeting 2019 and Women's Forum Americas 2020. The firm will also work with other partners to create long-term, sustained impact in areas such as sustainable consumption, climate change, access to health and financial inclusion.

Clifford Chance Global Managing Partner Matthew Layton comments, "We are proud to partner with the Women's Forum For The Economy & Society, as we recognise the need to better integrate a wider range of voices into the discussions that impact all aspects of everyday life. At Clifford Chance, we are committed to helping build a more inclusive society and are using our resources to contribute to the achievement of many of the Sustainable Development Goals, including gender equality, inclusion and global partnerships. In our own business, we value diversity of thought and always seek to showcase the talents and creativity of all staff and the value they bring to our clients, regardless of gender or background." 

Chiara Corazza, Managing Director at The Women's Forum for the Economy & Society adds, "We work with leading organisations across a variety of industries and are delighted to partner with one of the preeminent international law firms to move the needle. There is significant overlap in our priorities and we are confident that Clifford Chance, with its emphasis on promoting the rule of law and access to justice to drive positive change in the world, will help us to further advance women leadership in the economy and society. "

The partnership agreement was signed by Connie Heng, Partner and Clifford Chance's Head of Capital Markets for Asia Pacific, and Chiara Corazza in Singapore on 19 September 2019 during the Women's Forum Asia 2019. The partnership supports Clifford Chance's ongoing efforts to promote gender equality and its commitment to international initiatives, including the UN's Women Empowerment Principles.

Connie Heng, Partner and Clifford Chance's Head of Capital Markets for Asia Pacific says, "The Forum has provided our firm's 25 delegates with a very stimulating and invigorating atmosphere to discuss the latest organisational practices and technological advances in the workplace. Together we're evolving our business models to provide better career path options for both women and men."

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About The Women's Forum for The Economy & Society

The Women's Forum for the Economy & Society is the world’s leading platform featuring women’s voices, views and values on major social and economic issues, is dedicated to showcasing the talent and creativity of women while fostering international cooperation. It enables women to gather together, to realise their ambitions, to discuss topics that are no more women’s issues than they are men’s issues – with the critical difference that, in the debates, women are at the front of the room. Based in Paris, France, the Women's Forum for the Economy & Society is a company of the Publicis Group.