Where open minds meet
CLIFFORD CHANCE ACCEPT
A ground-breaking one-day LGBT-focused conference
I’ve come across some firms where inclusion wasn’t high on the agenda, and others where the LGBT community wasn’t even mentioned. That all changed with Clifford Chance. Their ACCEPT programme is truly life changing. There was no question that was too uncomfortable or topic that was off limits. There was just this openness, this sense that every voice was welcome. The Firm encouraged me to be 100% of myself from the outset, which was a real shock to the system. A lot of organisations say that, but what they really mean is 70% of yourself. It’s hard to put into words the impact that has on a person. If I didn’t think a career in law was right for me before, I certainly do now.
– Shona Roberts, ACCEPT delegate