Paralegal Steph Peña has been made social director of Manchester’s Junior Chamber International (JCI), a network for young go getters.
Steph, who works for the Manchester office of national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP, will be in charge of planning, preparing and promoting a series of JCI events over the coming year.
JCI is a global, not-for-profit organisation, for 18 to 40-year-olds with a mission to provide development opportunities to empower young people to create positive change.
“We are excited to have this opportunity to be more involved with JCI,” said Steph, a member of Clarke Willmott’s construction law team.
“Since our office has expanded this year there are nearly 20 members of staff eligible to network, attend training and join the community JCI have built.
“It will be great for our ‘up and coming’ lawyers and paralegals to start building their networks and reap the benefits JCI has to offer.
“Clarke Willmott is committed to nurturing the next generation of lawyers, providing them with a forum to build relationships by networking, training and peer support.”
JCI’s Manchester branch offers its members opportunities to develop their management and leadership skills by heading up projects.
“I’m really looking forward to the next 12 months on the board. Being part of JCI will broaden my network of contacts and develop my networking skills,” added Steph.
Members, who combine annual black-tie dinners with fundraising for charity, can also practise their public speaking and presentation skills in front of fellow members.
JCI has an impressive list of prominent international alumni including presidents Jack F Kennedy and Jacques Chirac of France and UN secretary general, Kofi Annan.
The British Junior Chamber has members in branches across the UK, with the JCI present in over 100 countries across the globe.
Clarke Willmott LLP has seven offices across the country, including Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton
The Manchester construction team advises in sectors including renewable energy, transport, local government, infrastructure, social housing, retail, and facilities management.
For further information on the British Junior Chamber visit: www.jcimanchester.org.uk