Past Events


Events

  • Dress for Success

    On June 9, 2011, YWL participated in a joint event with the Young Lawyers Division of the OBA, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Canadian Defence Lawyers and the Toronto Litigators Group to raise funds for Dress for Success. Thank you to all who attended – because of you we were able to raise $400.00 […] Read More

    04-07-2011 admin Events

  • About the TBSF

    The YWL charity gala benefiting The Belinda Stronach Foundation is taking place on November 16th. Proceeds from the gala will specifically support TBSF G(irls) 20 Summit where girls from each G20 country and a representative from the African Union will meet to discuss ways to empower girls and women. The Canadian delegate was recently interviewed […] Read More

    13-10-2011 admin Events

  • Gala fundraising recipient is …

    Our upcoming gala is in support of The Belinda Stronach Foundation. Check out this link for information about the G(irls) 20 initiative! Read More

    19-10-2011 admin Events

  • Keynote Speaker Announced

    Belinda Stronach will be the key note speaker at our gala on November 16. Ticket sales and auction proceeds will go to support the Belinda Stronach Foundation. See the link below for a Globe and Mail video about Belinda Stronach’s foundation. Read More

    27-10-2011 admin Events

  • Save the date

    Save the date for our upcoming members only holiday event: Tuesday, December 6, 2011. Details to follow soon, but we hope you can join us for some wine, cheese and private shopping in an intimate loft space – a fantastic way to end our 2011 year! Read More

    08-11-2011 admin Events

  • Members Only Event

    On December 6, 2011, YWL will be hosting its first members-only event at the chic loft space of The Peacock Parade, located at 828 Richmond Street West. The event will feature a carefully curated array of luxury clothes and accessories for private sale at special rates for YWL members. Space is limited! To register for […] Read More

    30-11-2011 admin Events

  • Thanks for attending!

    Thank you to all who attended YWL’s annual charity gala on November 16, 2011! Thanks to your support and the support of our sponsors, the event was successful in raising money for the Belinda Stronach Foundation! Check out the following links for some of the coverage of the charity gala: Law and Style Canadian Lawyer […] Read More

    30-11-2011 admin Events

  • Fundraising Results!

    The numbers are in! Thank you to all those who supported the Belinda Stronach Foundation by attending our November gala event and participating in the silent auction. The evening was a fantastic success. YWL raised over $18,500 for the Foundation. What a great start to the holiday season! Read More

    09-12-2011 admin Events

  • From Law School Debt to High Net Worth

    Ever wondered if your money was best used to contribute towards an RRSP, as a down payment on a house, or to pay off your student loan? How to pick and choose stocks and other investment vehicles? Those who attended the event on February 19, 2013, learned how to best plan for their financial future […] Read More

    20-02-2013 admin Events

  • Wine, Dine & Shop with Banana Republic

    On April 2, 2013, Banana Republic opened its doors for a private shopping party for Young Women in Law. Members enjoyed wine, hors d’oeuvres, shopping and a fashion show at Banana Republic and received 25% off their purchases. Plus, a lucky attendee received a coveted door prize from Banana Republic. Read More

    02-04-2013 admin Events

  • Life After Hire Back

    Every year hundreds of articling students and young lawyers don’t get hired back or otherwise want to make a change to their legal careers. It can be disappointing. It can be overwhelming. But it can also be a blessing in disguise. There is life after hire back. This is your chance to take control of […] Read More

    24-05-2013 admin Events

  • Speed Mentoring

    You asked for it again and we delivered. On June 13, 2013 a small group of YWL members had a unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with a number of prominent, well established, women professionals from the Toronto legal community. Attendees met with 6 mentors over the course of one hour, followed by a wine and […] Read More

    14-06-2013 admin Events

  • YWL Wellness Week

    5 Days towards a Healthier and Happier Life Everyone on the YWL mailing list took control of their health and wellness as they geared up for the August long weekend.  YWL and several vendors across the city to celebrated your health and wellbeing during the week of July 28, 2012. During Wellness Week everyone on […] Read More

    28-08-2013 Kellie Gray Events

  • Articling Students Welcome Drinks

    On August 19, 2013, Young Women in Law, in conjunction with TransPerfect Translations, hosted its 3rd annual Articling Student Welcome Drinks at Vertical to kick off the articling term and to give a warm welcome to Toronto’s 2013/2014 articling students!  Everyone at the event received complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Articling students who became YWL members got […] Read More

    28-08-2013 Kellie Gray Events

  • 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 […] Read More

    21-10-2013 Kellie Gray Events

  • 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 […] Read More

    16-11-2013 Kellie Gray Events

  • 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 […] Read More

    04-12-2013 Kellie Gray Events

  • Financial Planning 101 – From Law School Debt to High Net Worth

    Ever wondered if your money was best used to contribute towards an RRSP, as a down payment on a house, or to pay off your student loan? How to pick and choose stocks and other investment vehicles? Those who attended the event on January 15, 2014 learned how to best plan for their financial future […] Read More

    15-01-2014 Kellie Gray Events

  • 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 […] Read More

    27-02-2014 Kellie Gray Events

  • 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 […] Read More

    27-05-2014 Kellie Gray Events

  • 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 […] Read More

    05-06-2014 Kellie Gray Events

  • Advance Your Career with Delee Fromm

    YWL Presents… Advance Your Career with Delee Fromm! You’ve studied hard, graduated from law school and landed your dream job. Now what? Law school covers substantive areas of law, but not the interpersonal, or “soft”, skills that are critical for your success and advancement in law. Networking, communication, business development and self-promotion are more than buzz words […] Read More

    24-06-2014 Valarie Events

  • Wellness Week 2014

    JOIN YWL FOR WELLNESS WEEK 2014: 5 Days of Living a Healthy and Happy Life   Take control of your health and wellness this summer!  Join YWL and our sponsors every day from July 20-25 and enjoy free yoga and gym membership, a concert featuring music for the soul, nutrition and wellness tips, as well as tons of exclusive wellness deals. Mark your calendars […] Read More

    20-07-2014 Valarie Events

  • Articling Student Drinks

    It’s the start of a brand new year…. Kick off the 2014/2015 Articling Student Year with YWL Tonight, Young Women in Law, in conjunction with TransPerfect Translations, is hosting its fourth annual Articling Student Welcome Drinks at Vertical to kick off the articling term and to give a warm welcome Toronto’s 2014/2015 articling students! When:   TONIGHT AT 5:30 p.m. (August 20, […] Read More

    20-08-2014 Valarie Events

  • 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, […] Read More

    23-09-2014 Kellie Gray Events

  • How to Use Social Media in Your Law Practice: Tips and Tricks from the Experts

    Join YWL and The ADR ThinkTank for a evening of networking and skill building. This program contains 1.5 Professionalism and 1.5 Substantive Hours. YWL Members receive a 25% discount off the listed registration fee.  Food and drinks will be provided. CLICK HERE TO BECOME A YWL MEMBER.  Incorporating social media within your law practice can be new […] Read More

    09-10-2014 Valarie Events

  • Drinks with YWL and WCM!

    Join YWL and Women in Capital Markets for drinks and socializing on October 21, 2014 at SpeakEasy 21! Read More

    21-10-2014 Kellie Gray Events

  • Sip in Style with YWL @ Club Monaco!

    Club Monaco opened its doors for a private shopping party for Young Women in Law.  We enjoyed wine, hors d’oeuvres, and shopping along with 25% off our entire purchase!  This was a members-only event. [See all pictures here] Read More

    18-11-2014 Valarie Events

  • Yoga + Breakfast

    The holidays can be stressful both personally and professionally. Release your inner grinch with a Detox Flow class at YogaBe followed by breakfast from Kupfert & Kim!  Happy Holidays! The class is open to all levels and more information can be found on YogaBe’s website here. The details: What: Yoga + Breakfast When: 8am-9am December 16, […] Read More

    16-12-2014 Valarie Events

  • Crucial Conversation: Leaning In and Taking Control of Your Career

    YWL and the OBA Women Lawyers Forum successfully presented the second part of our “Crucial Conversations” series, Leaning In: Taking Control of Your Career, on January 22 at the OBA. A panel of six prominent, well established women professionals from the Toronto legal community discussed taking control of your career by utilizing negotiation techniques to further your […] Read More

    22-01-2015 Valarie Events

  • Working Rehearsal and Reception

    Turnout, Young Women in Law and Women in Capital Markets got an exclusive behind the scenes opportunity to watch the dancers of The National Ballet of Canada during a working rehearsal. A reception followed the rehearsal where we had the opportunity to meet and mingle with other young professionals and the dancers and artists of the National Ballet. Read More

    11-02-2015 Valarie Events

  • The Heller Group Presents: 5th Annual YWL Charity Gala

    YWL hosted its 5th annual charity gala at TBD. YWL was thrilled that Lainey Lui, co-host of CTV’s The Social, eTalk Reporter and scribe of the immensely popular celebrity gossip blog LaineyGossip.com, was the keynote speaker at this year’s Gala.  All funds raised at the event were donated to Covenant House, a registered charity dedicated to changing the lives of homeless and at-risk […] Read More

    26-03-2015 Valarie Events

  • Yoga + Breakfast Part Deux!

    Put a little “spring” in your step with a Detox Flow class at YogaBe followed by breakfast from Astarte Yogurt!  The class is open to all levels and more information can be found on YogaBe’s website here. The details: What: Yoga + Breakfast When: 8am-9am April 21, 2015 Where: YogaBe Studio, PATH level, MetroCentre Price:$10 This is […] Read More

    21-04-2015 Valarie Events

  • How to Establish Yourself as an Expert in the Legal Profession: PR Tips and Tricks

    For lawyers today, being media savvy is key to getting the word out about your practice.  Establishing yourself as an expert in your field takes time, connections and using the latest PR Tips and Tricks.  There are many ways in which to leverage your expertise including engaging the media which will provide a vital channel […] Read More

    30-04-2015 Valarie Events

  • Female Founders and Funders Chat!

    Featuring Dr. Ilse Treurnicht (MaRS Discovery District)! This event was hosted by Startup Grind on May 13, 2015. Read More

    13-05-2015 Valarie Events

  • There is Life After Hire Back

    Every year hundreds of articling students and young lawyers are faced with a difficult decision either because they aren’t hired back or they realize that they want to make a change in their legal career. It can be disappointing. It can be overwhelming. But it can also be a blessing in disguise. There is life […] Read More

    02-06-2015 Valarie Events

  • 4th 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 […] Read More

    25-06-2015 Valarie Events

  • Crucial Conversation: Building Resilient and Happy Lawyers

    Research dating back 25 years, recognizes lawyers as the unhappiest profession around. Unable to meaningfully change external drivers, like demanding clients, 24/7 access and competition for clients and jobs, we resignedly throw up our hands and accept chronic stress and unhappiness as the price of admission.This session looked at risk factors unique to lawyers and identified […] Read More

    15-07-2015 Valarie Events

  • Wine Tasting with YWL!

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    01-10-2015 Valarie Events

  • Coaching Conversation: Oct. 6 – Become an Active Participant in Your Performance Review

    Many of us have spent the last 20+ years succeeding in school. We’ve mastered the art of extra credit and research papers, but the skills needed to succeed in an academic setting are different than those required to succeed at work and in our careers. Each office has its own culture and political structure, but […] Read More

    06-10-2015 Valarie Events

  • Drinks with Women of Deloitte!

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    15-10-2015 Valarie Events

  • Coaching Conversations: Maximizing Your Mentor Relationship

    Many of us have spent the last 20+ years succeeding in school. We’ve mastered the art of extra credit and research papers, but the skills needed to succeed in an academic setting are different than those required to succeed at work and in our careers. Each office has its own culture and political structure, but […] Read More

    06-11-2015 Valarie Events

  • Become Your Own Beauty Guru

              Shiseido opened its doors to YWL members on for an exclusive beauty event on November 26, 2015! YWL members were greeted with drinks, appetizers and, best of all, makeup tutorials by professional makeup artists! It was a great event and we were so happy to be involved!   Read More

    26-11-2015 Valarie Events

  • Coaching Conversations: Creating a Career Plan

    Many of us have spent the last 20+ years succeeding in school. We’ve mastered the art of extra credit and research papers, but the skills needed to succeed in an academic setting are different than those required to succeed at work and in our careers. Each office has its own culture and political structure, but […] Read More

    01-12-2015 Valarie Events

  • Coaching Conversation: Empowering young women to take control of their careers with Janet Hoyt

    There is no question law is a demanding profession, for both men and women, but women do face some unique challenges. Hear and learn from an experienced lawyer development professional and emerge with some strategies for managing your career to ensure you thrive and succeed. Read More

    12-01-2016 Valarie Events

  • Coaching Conversations: Negotiating Your Career Success

    On Feb. 2, Delee Fromm met with YWL members to discuss the importance of negotiation and asking for what you want in order to achieve career success.The conversation included discovering the unconscious injunctions that may be getting in the way of asking and how to ask in a way that is comfortable, allows you to be […] Read More

    02-02-2016 Valarie Events

  • Invest In Yourself

     YWL and Stephanie Kuzoff from TD, Wealth Private Investment presented an informative session about making your money work for you! We were generously hosted by Fasken Martineau. Read More

    19-02-2016 Valarie Events

  • Coaching Conversations: Career Paths Beyond Legal Practice

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    01-03-2016 Valarie Events

  • The 6th Annual YWL Charity Gala!

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    30-03-2016 Valarie Events

  • Coaching Conversations: Communication Style and Body Language

    On April 5, we hosted another coaching conversation at Bennett Jones LLP, where we learned all about body language and nonverbal communication. It was a great event! Read More

    05-04-2016 Valarie Events

  • Networking Panel and Workshop

    On April 20, 2016, YWL hosted a networking panel and cocktail reception at Fasken Martineau. We had a great time! Read More

    20-04-2016 Valarie Events

  • Coaching Conversation: Identifying and Using Your Strengths

    On May 3rd, we hosted the last of the 2016 Coaching Conversation series. Read More

    03-05-2016 Valarie Events

  • There is Life After Hire Back

    Every year hundreds of articling students and young lawyers are faced with a difficult decision either because they aren’t hired back or they realize that they want to make a change in their legal career. It can be disappointing. It can be overwhelming. But it can also be a blessing in disguise. There is life […] Read More

    02-06-2016 Valarie Events

  • 2016 Articling Students Welcome Drinks!

    On September 15, 2016, we hosted our SIXTH articling students welcome drinks at Montecito Restaurant in Toronto. It was a great event! Read More

    15-09-2016 Valarie Events

  • Book Workshop with Delee Fromm

    YWL hosted a book workshop on gender blind spots and biases with lawyer and author Delee Fromm on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. It was a great opportunity for members to contribute to the development of Delee’s book on the subject and learn more about their own subconscious biases and blind spots. Read More

    27-09-2016 Valarie Events

  • We are Family: A Panel and Q&A on Family Law in Ontario

    We hosted an interesting and informative panel discussion on issues that young lawyers should be thinking about in the family law context as they progress throughout their careers. Thanks for the great discussion! Read More

    17-10-2016 Valarie Events

  • Power Presence and Persuasion

    On November 17, 2016, we held an event with Nightwood Theatre on presentation and speaking skills. It was great! Thanks so much to our gracious hosts. We look forward to working with you again. Read More

    17-11-2016 Valarie Events

  • Using Social Intelligence to Succeed with Delee Fromm

    On January 23, 2017, YWL hosted an interactive session with lawyer, psychologist and author Delee Fromm about using social intelligence to succeed. The sold-out session provided the opportunity for participants to learn about situational and organizational awareness and understand the importance of communication both in and out of the workplace. Read More

    24-01-2017 Giselle Davidian Events