Financial scandals, pesky clients, working through nights and office drinks that are completely out of hand; Behind the mirror towers on the Zuidas a world unfolds that is only accessible to insiders. Until now.
Join us for the screening of the new series “Zuidas” (the Dutch business district) and a talk with writers Karima O’Flynn-Belgacem and Rolinde Hoorntje. They will discuss writing the series about the Amsterdam legal world in “Zuidas”. They want to see more women in the top of the legal world. “We need to rethink the traditional paths to the top of the legal world in order have truly diverse boards and partner groups. Respect for the biological reality of childbirth and maternity leave and a recognition that “facetime” really is a waste of time, and accepting that the traditional straight career path is not compatible with all the other things that have to happen in our thirties.”
Karima Belgacem: “Every year, thousands of ambitious young women start their career in the world of law and finance. We were taught that we could achieve anything they wanted, If we worked hard enough. But something happens after the age of 30. A lot of those ambitious young women seem to disappear in banks, and law firms while their male peers continue to climb the corporate ladder. The worlds of finance and legal have a (lack of) female leadership problem. Women want to have a rewarding career. And just because you have children doesn’t mean you lose your ambition. So where does it go wrong? Is the culture in the corporate world still stuck in the fifties? Is putting in unproductive face time still necessary? How can we create a work culture where people regardless of gender, race or social background can thrive? Is corporate culture sabotaging the career progression of women? Do we need to step up to change it?”
- Date: Tuesday 22 May 2018
- English Spoken
- Time: 7.00 pm
- Doors open: 6.30 pm
- Tickets: £12, students £7,-.
- Location: Dutch Centre, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N2HA