Registration & Breakfast
Effective Approaches to Advancing Women in the Law
It’s no secret that changes to include women in the higher rungs of the law have taken place at a glacial pace. Yet the past few years have seen some remarkable developments spearheaded by outside advocacy groups and leading corporations who are championing women’s advancement. Our panel will discuss some of the most effective strategies currently in place across large, complex, and/or matrixed organizations. What does success look like for a dynamic professional services firm? How do business leaders work to ensure meaningful, lasting change?
Best Laid Plans: Using Design Thinking to Encourage Women’s Professional Growth
In order to effectively solve a problem, it is important to view the issue from several different angles. This is central to the practice of design thinking, which encourages problem solvers to view an issue through the eyes of all parties involved. In this session, participants will address an issue from a specific role or persona in order to encourage ideas around potential solutions. Faculty from the preceding panel will offer feedback on each solution in order to showcase the benefits of using design thinking tools to help improve diverse representation in the law.
In It to Win It: Getting Offline for Greater Networking Success
Networking experts often report that referrals from one’s own network (friends, family and colleagues) far outweigh other opportunities (online searches, directory listings, media ads, etc.) to engage in client development. This begs the question about whether, in such a harried, technologically-charged environment, it is better to get “back to basics” when working towards fruitful business development? This facilitated session leads participants through an exercise on overcoming confidence gaps and identifying one’s own “offline” networking strengths.
Session details coming soon!
Shanin H. Lott, Managing Director, Talent and Professional Resources, Stikeman Elliott LLP
The Need for Self-Care: Addressing Wellness Issues in the Legal Workplace
While there are many impressive aspects to a legal career, one of the profession’s darkest truths is the high rate of depression, anxiety and substance abuse impacting both male and female lawyers. This session explores what leading firms and corporations are doing to address the overall health of their employees. What advice should lawyers heed when it comes to managing their own—or a colleague’s—well-being?
The Thomson Reuters Customer Centre
Bay Adelaide Centre
333 Bay Street, 29th Floor
Toronto, ON M5H 2R2
The Thomson Reuters Customer Centre is a modern event space on the 29th floor of our Toronto corporate offices.
We are arranging a block of guest rooms for conference attendees within walking distance of our corporate offices. Please stay tuned for further details.