Monthly Archives: March 2011

YWCA Woman of Distinction

Several years ago, as an articling student at McCarthy Tétrault, I attended the YWCA Women of Distinction awards.  It was an inspiring evening where ten women from all walks of life were honoured and congratulated for their meaningful contributions to their communities.  Men and women from some of Toronto’s largest organizations gather together to recognize […]

Dress to Impress

Spaces for our Dress to Impress event being held on April 26th at TNT Hazelton Lanes are filling up quickly. If you are interested in learning how to make the most of your work wardrobe or how to transition seamlessly from daytime to evening wear, make sure to register! Here’s a sneak peak at […]

Easier said than done

On Wednesday, February 23, 2011, YWL held its first in-firm event, titled “Networking: Easier Said than Done?” The event featured networking guru Sheena MacAskill, a legal career coach and consultant, who spoke about the importance of networking for young lawyers. Some of the highlights of the event included Sheena’s tips about the dos and don’ts […]

Retention of women in law

The retention of women in private practice and in the practice of law generally, continues to make news. If you missed it, check out the following piece which appeared in the Toronto Star on February 25th:–women-lawyers-leaving-in-droves. It highlights a number of women who have left or are considering leaving the practice of law entirely. […]

International Women’s Day

March 8, 2011 is International Women’s Day, a day celebrated around the world with hundreds of events to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. On March 1, 2011, in honour of IWD, an event was held at the Law Society of Upper Canada to commemorate the achievements of Canadian women and in […]