Stepping Up: Preparing to Be a GC
In 2014, in partnership with Women General Counsel Canada (WGCC), we established a leadership development program called Stepping Up: Preparing to Be a GC. The program is dedicated to increasing the number of women general counsel in Canadian public and private companies, not-for-profit institutions, government entities and Canadian subsidiaries of multinationals.
Stepping Beyond: Future Opportunities
In 2018, we introduced Stepping Beyond: Future Opportunities, a series of programs geared towards women GCs who want to position themselves for opportunities to expand or step beyond their role as general counsel. We are delighted to partner with WGCC on this program.
In-House Women of Colour
This annual workshop and networking event brings together leading voices to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing in-house women lawyers of colour. The program includes candid and insightful discussion with inspiring women. In 2019, the program included Michele Coleman Mayes, who kicked-off the discussion with her insights on the need for new solutions and tools to interrupt bias and drive meaningful change across the legal profession. Mayes drew on her 30-year career as a General Counsel and role as Former Chair of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession to ignite a conversation that also included: Cecile Chung, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Samuel Group of Companies; Kikelomo Lawal, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Interac Corp.; Sarah Qadeer, General Counsel, The Home Depot, Canada; and Blakes Partner Rahat Godil.