Celebrity Amal Clooney Gets Her Career Ambition (and Fashion Sense) from Her Mom By Olivia Bahou Olivia Bahou Facebook Olivia Solomon is a New York-based writer and editor who covers all things fashion, lifestyle, celebrity, and pop culture. She was previously the Assistant Digital Editor for InStyle, and her work has appeared in many national publications. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on November 16, 2016 @ 12:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP/Getty Now we know who to thank for Amal Clooney's fierce ambition—and killer sense of style. The human rights attorney spoke at The Texas Conference for Women in Austin on Tuesday, and revealed that her biggest role model is her mom, Baria Alamuddin. "I think growing up, my mother was definitely a role model. She was always a working woman and someone who is independent and cared about her career and cared about being independent but also had balance," she said, according to People. "She never lost her femininity and she believed the balance was important and that is something that struck with me," Clooney said of her mother, a journalist. VIDEO: Amal Clooney's Most Stylish Looks Ever We've always been in awe of the lawyer's ability to balance her high-power career, Hollywood romance, and love of fashion, so it makes sense that she had a powerful role model to look up to who was doing the same thing. SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP/Getty Clooney even paid tribute to her mom with her ensemble, a navy sheath dress that turned business casual pinstripes utterly feminine with the addition of pointed Paul Andrew pumps and drop earrings. Amal Clooney Is Beyond Chic in Denim and Black Lace for Date Night Amal, please teach us your ways.