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A Discussion on COVID-19's Unique Impact on Women in the Legal Profession

  • Tuesday, October 06, 2020
  • 14:00 - 15:00 (CDT)
  • Zoom

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A Discussion on COVID-19's Unique Impact on Women in the Legal Profession

(1 hour of EDI Professionalism Content)

COVID-19 has changed our world. It has not changed our world in a uniform way, however, and certain communities have been impacted more profoundly than others. Some economists have posited that COVID-19 has highlighted the fault lines that existed throughout our world and societies prior to the unique impact of COVID-19. Women and men throughout all levels of the Canadian workforce have been highly impacted by COVID-19 on their current and future employment, however many social scientists posit that the lasting effects of COVID-19 will disproportionately impact the retention of female talent in many sectors over that of their male counterparts and that these effects will be felt for many years – and perhaps decades – to come. These comments likely extend to the practice of law as well.

On October 6, 2020 FEMPOWR is hosting  A Discussion on COVID-19's Unique Impact on Women in the Legal Profession virtually

Three incredible and impressive speakers will engage with this important and timely discussion from each of their respective points-of-view. Lydia Bugden is the CEO and Managing Partner of Stewart McKelvey with is one of the foremost firms in Atlantic Canada with over 225 lawyers  (https://stewartmckelvey.com/people/bugden-lydia/). Nicole D’Aoust is a partner at Miller Thomson LLP working in the firm’s Tax group and more specifically in the Social Impact group out of their Toronto office (https://www.millerthomson.com/en/our-people/nicole-k-daoust/). And Luba Yamoah is partner at Pavey Law LLP who practices primarily in Family law in Cambridge (https://www.paveylaw.com/our-people/luba-d-yamoah/).

For more information please click here to view the agenda.

This program contains 1 hour of EDI Professionalism Content



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