The Number One Club (TNOC), is the firm's women's network. Set up in 2008, the network's aim is to support the retention, attraction and development of talented female colleagues and to build new business relationships and opportunities with existing and prospective female clients of the firm. The network supports the development and implementation of the firm's diversity and inclusion strategies and policies in areas which are relevant to women.
The network offers both an internal focus ("Looking After Number One" events), to which men and women are invited, and external ("Plus One" events) which are aimed at the firm's female clients (and to which men and women from the firm are invited). We also host joint events with other women’s networks from outside the firm. Previous events have included various "In Conversation With" events with speakers such as Katherine Grainger, Jo Swinson and Nicola Horlick, art tours (of the firm’s collection and at various galleries, often with a focus on female artists) and a "Firing up Feminism" workshop delivered by Stella Creasy MP.
TNOC provides support to other women’s networks and organisations that are looking to establish women’s networks.
TNOC is also a member of Gender Networks and a champion of the First 100 Years project.
2018 marks TNOC’s 10 year anniversary and we are organising a series of events and initiatives to mark this milestone.
Emma Sutcliffe (Litigation partner) and Ania Rontaler (Corporate partner) are the current co-chairs of TNOC.