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Haynes Boone’s London Office Supports ‘Smart Works’ in Celebration of International Women's Day 2022

March 07, 2022
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The London Women Counsel and Associates in Energy and Shipping organised a clothing drive in support of Smart Works, an organisation that helps unemployed women secure jobs by improving their interview skills and providing them with professional clothes to boost their confidence.

The London office supported this fantastic organisation in honour of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2022 and its theme this year: #BreakTheBias.

The clothing drive attracted 8 boxes of shoes, bags, dresses, skirts, trousers, suits, blazers, outerwear and accessories, which have been donated to Smart Works and hopefully will help women get the jobs they deserve.

About Smart Works

Created in September 2013, Smart Works exists to help unemployed women gain the confidence they need to succeed at interview, get the job and transform their lives. Thanks to the charity’s support in 2021 69% of clients went on to get a job within one month of their Smart Works appointment. As well as providing complete outfits of high-quality clothes for job interviews, beneficiaries also have access to one-to-one interview training and the opportunity to join the Smart Works Network, meeting every month to further their professional and personal development. Over the next three years, the charity aims to double the number of women it helps to 10,000 women a year. This will be done by deepening connections in the communities the charity already serves, opening new centres and providing a digital service for women in need all over the UK.

About Haynes Boone

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in London, Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., Mexico City, and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With 600 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It was recognized for excellence in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2021 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.