Author Archives : Kellie Gray


Crucial Conversations Series: Maternity Leave and Family Planning Panel

Join Young Women in Law, generously sponsored by Wilson Christen LLP, for the inaugural “Crucial Conversations Series”. Our first panel considers maternity leave, flexible time arrangements and family planning in the legal profession. A panel of expert speakers including Reva Seth (Lawyer and Author of The Mom Shift), Shanin Lott (Director, Professional Resources at Stikeman Elliott LLP) and Maria Giaglitsis (Associate, […]


YWL’s Third Annual Speed Mentoring Event

Thirty YWL member met one-on-one with established female lawyers in similar practice areas and received insightful career advice at the Third Annual YWL Speed Mentoring event on June 5, 2014.  The participants also enjoyed a wine and cheese cocktail reception afterwards and chatted about various topics including career deveopment and work-life balance.  A big thank-you goes […]


There is Life After Hire Back

Over 75 men and women attended the Life After Hire Back session co-hosted by Young Women in Law and the Advocates’ Society on May 27, 2014.  A big thank you goes out to our panelists Karen MacKay of Phoenix Legal Inc., Ben Higham of Cartel Inc., and Ivana Bozinovic of Thomas Gold Pettingill LLP for taking time out […]


The 4th Annual Young Women in Law Charity Gala A Great Success!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 4th annual Charity Gala on February 27, 2014!  The sold-out event was attended by over 250 young male and female professionals and raised almost $17,000 for Dress for Success, a registered charity dedicated to promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of […]


Viewing a rehearsal of the Nutcracker and meet ‘n’ greet the dancers

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity…   An exclusive viewing of a rehearsal of the Nutcracker and meeting the dancers On December 4, 2013, members of Turnout and Young Women in Law joined together for an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience to watch the dancers of The National Ballet of Canada during a working rehearsal of the classic ballet, the Nutcracker.  Members saw firsthand the work […]


Branding Yourself 101

Branding Yourself 101… Promoting your Professional Image On November 16th, Young Women in Law met over lunch to learn about developing and promoting a professional image and how to differentiate oneself from ones peers.  A panel of expert speakers including Deborah Glatter, Carrie Heller and Sheena MacAskill gave YWL members tips and tricks and answered […]


160 Girls Project Fundraiser

YWL and the Equality Effect joined forces for an evening of cocktails and conversation in support of the 160 Girls Project What: A fundraiser in support of the 160 Girls Project.  Come join us for cocktails and to learn about the 160 Girls Project and its victories.  The event will also include a silent auction with […]


YWL AGM and Louboutin Exhibit Tour

YWL held its Annual and Special General Meeting on Thursday, August 29th.  The AGM was a two part event.  The formal portion of the evening was to conduct business (as is outlined below).  We then celebrated another successful year for YWL by having an exclusive guided tour of the Louboutin Exhibit at the Design Exchange. […]