DAC Beachcroft launches Women + network in its Manchester office

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DAC Beachcroft launches Women + network in its Manchester office

Published 11 October 2018

At a launch event at its Hardman Street office last night, DAC Beachcroft launched the Manchester branch of its Women + network, an initiate to help build confidence and help our colleagues succeed.

The firm’s Senior Partner, Virginia Clegg, spoke to attendees about her career story, the highs and lows and how she became the first female Senior Partner in DAC Beachcroft’s 250-year history.

Virginia commented: "I was delighted to be invited by our Manchester Women + Group to share my story. Hopefully my experiences resonated with colleagues and will encourage them to push forward with their careers.”

The event was hosted by DAC Beachcroft’s Manchester Location Head, Ian McConkey, who commented: “We were glad to see such a great turnout for the launch of our Women + initiative in our Manchester office.

"Women + is the largest internal diversity group in the Manchester office of DAC Beachcroft, and will be collaborating with other groups across the North West in the future."

The Manchester Women + group is the latest addition to DAC Beachcroft’s national network, with established groups in London, Bristol and Newport.

About Women +

Our Women + network exists to support and encourage women in the firm to succeed with their chosen career path.  Its focus is on personal growth and career development, internal and external networking and on generating fresh ideas and thinking to help shape and influence the firm in relation to issues affecting women's careers and wellbeing.

Amongst the firm's published Diversity Commitments is the intention to have greater diversity within the senior leadership of the firm. The Women + network plays a part in this by bringing people together to share experiences and to help inspire women through access to role models inside and outside the firm, as well as hearing from external speakers and learning from other networks.

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