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    • 26 Sep 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • McCarthy Tetrault LLP, 66 Wellington Street W, Suite 5300
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    Back by Popular Demand....
    YWL's Seventh Annual Speed Mentoring Event

    Once again a small group of lawyers 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 5 mentors over the course of one hour, followed by a wine and cheese cocktail reception which will bring the mentors and mentees together for further networking in an informal setting. This is your opportunity to connect with a group of highly successful women and get the benefit of the advice they can offer from their experience in the profession.

    This event sells out quickly. All registrants must pay for the event in order to secure their place. If you are paying by cheque, please email info@youngwomeninlaw.com, so that we know to expect your payment.

    Registration is only open until September 23, 2018 to allow us time to pair mentors and mentees. We will try our best to pair mentees with at least one mentor who practices or has practiced in one of your chosen practice areas. 

    This event always sells out quickly so get your tickets today!

    The details:

    When: September 26, 2018
    Where: McCarthy Tetrault LLP, 66 Wellington Street W, Suite 5300
    Time: 5:30PM - 8:00PM
    Price: $40, members; $45, non-members

    *When signing up be sure to select the multiple choice of the top three areas of law you are interested in!

    **By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, promotional purposes, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by YWL and its affiliates and representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar YWL events in the future and highlight the event. 

    • 17 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP - 333 Bay St, Suite 2400
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    Seminar: Women in the Lead!

    Women have great natural leadership skills, styles, approaches and abilities. However many habits learned in childhood limit the full potential of women as leaders and affect how they are viewed by others. It may even stop some from taking leadership positions when offered. During this seminar participants will discover their preferred styles, and discuss how and when to use them. Using exercises from a newly published workbook Understanding Gender at Work: A Workbook for Career Planning participants will explore how to develop their leadership strengths to become effective and inclusive leaders. 

    This seminar will be conducted by Delee Fromm, an author, psychologist and lawyer. Her books include Advance Your Legal Career published by LexisNexis, Understanding Gender at Work and a workbook on career planning coauthored with Rocca Morra Hodge (a director at Rotman) that will be used in this seminar.  

    WHEN: October 17th 2018 at 6:00pm

    WHERE: Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, 333 Bay St, Suite 2400

    *CPD Approval Pending


    DELEE FROMM has taught and coached for 30 years. As a former partner at a large Bay Street law firm, she practised commercial real estate for 17 years. In her third career as a consultant, she provides services to law firms, corporations, banks, and governments. A large component of her business involves women`s advancement programming. 

    She is a guest lecturer at Ryerson University, University of Western Ontario, Rotman School of Management and the University of Toronto. She is the author of Advance Your Legal Career: Essential Skills for Success published by LexisNexis Canada. Her next book Understanding Gender at Work: How to Use, Lose and Expose Blind Spots for Career Success will be available in November, 2017. 

    For more information, please go to her website at www.deleefrommconsulting.com and her profile on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/deleefromm.

    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Vantage Venues (Sun Life Financial Tower)

    Benchmark Women in Litigation Forum Toronto 2018

    Free attendance for all in-house, general and litigation counsel!

    Benchmark Litigation is proud to partner with Young Women in Law to invite you to attend the Benchmark Women in Litigation Forum, taking place October 18, 2018 at Vantage Venues (Sun Life Financial Tower) in Toronto. 

    Following such an overwhelming response and support for the forum last year, it was clear the event had to run again. This interactive program aims to connect you with successful and high-profile women, who will share their career progression and experiences on working in law and the litigation space with you. Confirmed speakers include:

    • Delbie Desharnais, associate general counsel, litigation, Telus
    • Tracy Wynne, general counsel – litigation, Canadian Pacific Railway
    • Jane Waechter, assistant general counsel & managing director, head of Canadian and Caribbean litigation, Royal Bank of Canada
    • Elspeth Hagan, general counsel – compliance, McCain Foods
    • Judy Naiberg, VP legal & business affairs, Sony Music
    • Laura McClaren, director global anti-corruption, BMO Financial Group
    • Download the brochure here

    Registration to the Forum is completely free of charge for all in-house, general and litigation counsel. To confirm your attendance:

    We hope you will be able to attend this fabulous event.

Past events

29 Aug 2018 2018 Articling Student Welcome Drinks!
12 Jul 2018 Accessing Your Inner Wisdom Through the Power of Mindfulness
13 Jun 2018 Life After Hire Back: Making a change that is right for you
23 May 2018 Fireside Chat with Justice Epstein
11 Apr 2018 The Heller Group Presents...The 8th Annual Young Women in Law Charity Gala
15 Feb 2018 How to Create More Happiness: Rewriting the Story on Your Life
06 Feb 2018 YWL Volunteers at Lawyers Feed the Hungry!
18 Jan 2018 Real Estate 101
16 Nov 2017 Wine Tasting with YWL
25 Oct 2017 Using Gender Blind Spots for Success at Work
18 Oct 2017 Benchmark Women in Litigation Forum - Canada 2017
02 Oct 2017 2017 Articling Student Welcome Drinks!
28 Sep 2017 Creative Stress Management with Or Har-Gil
27 Jun 2017 YWL's Sixth Annual Speed Mentoring Event
30 May 2017 Life After Hire Back: Making a change that is right for you
04 May 2017 Fireside Chat with Justice Côté
05 Apr 2017 The Heller Group Presents...The 7th Annual Young Women in Law Charity Gala
02 Mar 2017 Disruption in Legal Services Delivery: What Students and Young Lawyers Need to Know
28 Feb 2017 Mastering the Art of Career Transition
23 Jan 2017 Using Social Intelligence to Succeed
17 Nov 2016 Power, Presence and Persuasion - A Workshop
17 Oct 2016 Family & Estate Law: A Panel and Q & A Session on Issues That May Affect You
27 Sep 2016 Book Workshop - Gender Blind Spots and Biases: How to Use and Lose Them For Success at Work
15 Sep 2016 Articling Student Welcome Drinks
25 Jul 2016 Wellness Week 2016
09 Jun 2016 YWL's Fifth Annual Speed Mentoring Event
02 Jun 2016 Life After Hire Back: Making a change that is right for you
03 May 2016 Coaching Conversations: Identifying and Using Your Strengths
20 Apr 2016 Networking Panel and Workshop
05 Apr 2016 Coaching Conversations: Communication Style and Body Language
31 Mar 2016 Coupon Code: Nightwood Theatre All-Lawyer Production of Guys & Dolls
30 Mar 2016 The Heller Group Presents...The 6th Annual Young Women in Law Charity Gala
01 Mar 2016 Coaching Conversations: Career Paths Beyond Legal Practice
19 Feb 2016 Invest in Yourself
02 Feb 2016 Coaching Conversations: Negotiating Your Career Success
12 Jan 2016 Coaching Conversations: Take Control of Your Career
01 Dec 2015 Coaching Conversations: Developing a Career Plan
26 Nov 2015 Become Your Own Beauty Guru
26 Nov 2015 Philippe Kirsch Institute Fall Conference
03 Nov 2015 Coaching Conversations: Maximizing Your Mentor Relationship
15 Oct 2015 Drinks with the Women of Deloitte!
06 Oct 2015 Coaching Conversations: Participating in Performance Reviews
01 Oct 2015 Wine Tasting with YWL
26 Aug 2015 Articling Student Welcome Drinks
17 Jul 2015 Wellness Week - Promos and Events!
15 Jul 2015 Crucial Conversations Series - Building Resilient and Happy Lawyers
14 Jul 2015 Yoga + Breakfast
25 Jun 2015 YWL's Fourth Annual Speed Mentoring Event
02 Jun 2015 Life After Hire Back: Making a change that is right for you
30 Apr 2015 How to Establish Yourself as an Expert in the Legal Profession: PR Tips and Tricks
21 Apr 2015 Yoga + Breakfast Part Deux!
26 Mar 2015 The Heller Group Presents...The 5th Annual Young Women in Law Charity Gala
11 Feb 2015 National Ballet Working Rehearsal and Networking Event
22 Jan 2015 Crucial Conversations Series - Leaning In: Taking Control of Your Career
16 Dec 2014 Yoga + Breakfast
18 Nov 2014 Sip & Shop at Club Monaco
21 Oct 2014 Drinks with Women in Capital Markets
09 Oct 2014 How to Use Social Media in Your Law Practice: Tips and Tricks from the Experts
23 Sep 2014 Crucial Conversations Series: Maternity Leave and Family Planning Panel Discussion
20 Aug 2014 Articling Student Drinks
23 Jul 2014 Free Morning Yoga with Yoga Be
21 Jul 2014 Exclusive Discount at Kupfert and Kim
21 Jul 2014 Exclusive Discount at Mama Earth Organics
20 Jul 2014 Music for the Soul with Jordana Talsky
24 Jun 2014 YWL Presents: Advance Your Career with Delee Fromm
05 Jun 2014 YWL's Third Annual Speed Mentoring Event
27 May 2014 Life After Hire Back: Making a change that is right for you
27 Feb 2014 The Heller Group Presents...The 4th Annual Young Women in Law Charity Gala
15 Jan 2014 Financial Planning 101
04 Dec 2013 National Ballet Working Rehearsal and Networking Event
19 Nov 2013 Lunch and Learn: Branding Yourself - Promoting your Professional Image
09 Oct 2013 Fundraiser for 160 Girls Project
29 Aug 2013 Annual General Meeting
19 Aug 2013 Articling Student Welcome Drinks!
01 Aug 2013 Wellness Week - Yoga Class
31 Jul 2013 Wellness Week - FitSanity Workout Class
13 Jun 2013 Speed Mentoring
23 May 2013 Life After Hirebacks
02 Apr 2013 Wine, Dine and Shop with Banana Republic
19 Feb 2013 From Law School to High Net Worth
28 Nov 2012 Marsden Group presents the 3rd Annual YWL Charity Gala