Our Committee Members
YWL’s committees provide valuable support to the Board of Directors and help our social media and annual charity gala run smoothly. Interested in joining a committee? Email us at email@example.com.
Marketing & Communications Committee
The Marketing & Communication Committee assists the Directors of Marketing & Communication in running YWL’s social media. Committee members manage the organization’s social media profiles, post new and engaging content daily, and promote upcoming events across various platforms.
Jordana is an associate lawyer in the Tax Group at Robins Appleby LLP. Her practice focuses on personal and corporate tax planning and business succession planning. Jordana graduated from the dual Juris Doctor and Honours Business Administration program at Western Law and the Ivey Business School. During her time at Western she was involved with the Heart and Stroke Club and a charity fashion show supporting the Canadian Cancer Society. Jordana loves to read and to play tennis.
Marie obtained her Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Toronto and worked for a few years in financial services and investments before returning to school to obtain her J.D. from Western. She is currently completing her articles at a boutique estate litigation firm in downtown Toronto and expects to be called to the Bar in June 2023. During law school Marie was a member of the Western Business Law Clinic assisting local start-ups, Western's In Vino Veritas wine tasting club and participated in several moots and competitions including coaching the Walsh Family Law Moot in her third year. Outside of work Marie enjoys cooking, skiing, travelling and volunteering with Second Harvest.
Sonya Joshi obtained her LLB from the University of Manchester in 2012, and graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in Philosophy and Political Science from McMaster University in 2008. Sonya currently works at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in their litigation and e-discovery group.
The Events Committee assists the Directors of Events and Sponsorship in running YWL’s annual charity gala. Committee members coordinate with sponsors, organize silent auction and swag bag donations, and provide day-of support.
Lori Anne Khaouli is an associate lawyer at Grosman Gale Fletcher Hopkins LLP, practicing in the areas of labour, employment, and human rights law. She obtained her dual Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Windsor Law and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, after completing her undergraduate degree in commerce from York University.
Lori completed her articles at a boutique civil litigation firm, where she regularly appeared before both the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice, developing her skills as a litigator and gaining practical experience in the courtroom.
Outside of work, Lori is deeply committed to supporting her community and helping others. She is passionate about mentoring young professionals and supporting women's empowerment initiatives. In her free time, Lori enjoys staying active, traveling, and exploring new cuisines.
Taleen is a corporate associate at Fogler, Rubinoff LLP. She works on a variety of matters, including asset and share acquisitions and dispositions, establishment and operation of limited partnerships, private company financings and commercial agreements. Taleen received her J.D. from Western University and holds a B.Sc. (Honours) in Psychology from Queen's University. In Taleen's spare time she enjoys catching up with friends, travelling and securing her title as favorite aunt.
Shayna is an entertainment lawyer working at a boutique firm in Toronto. Prior to obtaining her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School, Shayna attended the University of Toronto, where she graduated summa cum laude. While in law school, Shayna acted as President of the Osgoode Fashion Law Society and Senior Executive of Special Events on the Osgoode Women's Network. In her final year of law school, Shayna also participated in the Intellectual Property Law and Technology Intensive, where she had the opportunity to intern at the Globe and Mail. Outside of work, Shayna enjoys solo travel, workout classes, putting together fun outfits, and trying out local foodie spots.