On Tuesday, November 27th, the TopFem network was invited to the Clifford Chance office in Amsterdam. The evening started with some drinks and bites to get the networking going. The TopFem ladies had the chance to meet some of the top lawyers at Clifford Chance Amsterdam during these network drinks. Afterward, a short speed date opportunity was presented, and the ladies had some more time to talk to the lawyers and get to know more about their journey at Clifford Chance.
We moved to one of the conference rooms and were presented to a lovely table with tea and bites. Here, the floor was given to Ilse van Gasteren, who is one of the two female partners at Clifford Chance Amsterdam. The lecture of Mrs. Van Gasteren was all about female leadership in a man’s world, a subject that is very important for both TopFem and our network. She gave an inspiring and personal lecture about her own experiences of common workplace differences between men and women, which we could all learn from for our own future experiences. After her lecture, Mrs. Van Gasteren gave the floor to the TopFem ladies themselves to ask questions or share their own stories.
Afterward, it was time for some Tuesday-Evening-Drinks at the place where the employees of Clifford Chance often enjoy their Friday-Afternoon-Drinks. At Café Kobalt right around the corner of the Amsterdam office, the TopFem ladies enjoyed some networking along with the Tuesday-Evening-Drinks.