One of the few things that have stood out for me at Clifford Chance is the culture. I have first-hand experienced values such as integrity, responsibility, inclusivity, embracing challenge, and speaking up in my interactions with stakeholders in and outside India.
This conducive environment has given me a lot of flexibility to balance my work life as a team manager and responsibilities as a working mom.
What has also been extremely rewarding is the accessibility to and availability of the leadership. With the help of managers, understanding nuances of different business relationships across the US and UK offices has been less challenging.
What do you like most about your job?
My favorite aspect of my job is the variety of work. I love that every day presents me with different challenges. As a result, I've had an opportunity to gain a strong understanding of the industry and hone my problem-solving and organizational skills. Also, my colleagues encourage doing things outside of the box. So, that has been a great advantage too!
What do you notice and value most about the people?
I value motivation and enthusiasm in people. These qualities, along with a positive mindset, contribute significantly to creating a conducive work environment that is key to individual and collective success.
What is your key advice for anyone considering a career at Clifford Chance?
At Clifford Chance, there are many opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across countries. You can make the most out of this experience if you can adapt to different working styles and perspectives. Simultaneously, people here also value your individuality and so, stay true to your ambitions.
What's the best piece of advice you've received since joining/ OR your best lesson/takeaway?
One of the best pieces of advice I have received is to 'focus on developing and leveraging my strengths'.
My biggest takeaway is that the values such as acting with integrity, being inclusive, embracing challenge, speaking up, and acting responsibly play a very important role in any team's success. So, follow them and you will have a very valuable experience here.
What motivates you/ OR what makes your worth it for you?
To learn more is what truly motivates me.