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Fifth Annual Speed Mentoring Event

Once again a small group of YWL members will have a unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with a number of prominent, well-established women professionals from the Toronto legal community. Attendees will meet with 6 mentors over the course of one hour, followed by a wine and cheese cocktail reception which will bring the mentors and […]


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. […]


3rd Annual YWL Charity Gala

Thank you to all who joined us for an evening of networking and inspiration in support of a worthy cause on November 28, 2012! The Marsden Group sponsored the event and Amanda Lang was the keynote speaker at our 3rd annual charity gala. Amanda Lang is the co-host of The Lang & O’Leary Exchange on […]


Financial Planning

We are quickly approaching our first Financial Planning session! BMO advisor Jamie Keenan is going to give us Young Women in Law some relevant advice on investing and financial planning. Jamie Keenan specializes in providing advice to successful female professionals and will tailor this session on the unique investing needs of women in our position. […]


Increasing diversity in law

Law Times has a great article this about recent efforts in Canada to increase diversity in the profession. Check it out here: http://www.lawtimesnews.com/201105248464/Headline-News/Profession-putting-diversity-on-the-agenda.


Federal election results

As we all know, the Canadian federal election was held on May 2 and generated some fairly interesting results. Most significantly, the number of female MPs elected was at an all time high — 76 women were elected to Parliament, or 25% of the 308 seats in total. According to the CBC, the election results […]


Gender benchers

Following up on our detailed overview of gender issues in the bencher elections in the blog post below, follow this link for an additional informative survey by Precedent Magazine, who asked bencher election candidates with 15 years of practice or under to comment on issues facing women in private practice.