Nurturing excellence in leadership and opportunities for women in law and business
In 2006, the Miller Thomson Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) launched with the mission to improve the retention of women lawyers, increase representation of women in leadership positions, develop excellence in talent management, and integrate the work of the WLI with other firm activities.
The WLI’s existence gained even greater
significance in light of the Law Society of Upper Canada’s 2008 report on the
Retention of Women in Private Practice. It noted more than 50% of law school
graduates in Canada are women.
Miller Thomson has always been committed to fostering a corporate culture that plays to the strength of the rising presence of women in law. In 2008, compared with 10 other top Toronto Bay Street law firms, Miller Thomson ranked #1 for having the most female associates — outpacing the next firm by 13.9 %.
Going forward, the WLI will continue to develop ways to attract and retain women within the ranks of this profession and within our firm.
- Kristina Shaw, Chair
- Lonnie Brodkin-Schneider, Montréal
- Judy A. (Fowler) Byrne, Kitchener-Waterloo
- Veronica K. Choy, Calgary
- Pascale Cloutier, Toronto
- Wendi P. Crowe, Edmonton
- Tamara Farber, Toronto
- Patricia Fourcand, Montréal
- Jennifer Hewitt, Toronto
- Alisha L. Hurley, Edmonton
- Amelia M. Leckey, Toronto
- Heather MacMillan-Brown, Saskatoon
- Alissa K. Mitchell, London
- Eve C. Munro, Vancouver
- Amanda J. Stacey, Toronto
- Analea Wayne, Calgary
- Karen L. Weslowski, Vancouver
- Donna Hart, Toronto