Over the years, research has identified some critical factors that affect career advancement within the legal profession. For example, both women and men are more likely to advance if a sponsor or champion recommends their strengths and achievements within senior management, and if they understand the corporate and office politics. Women are more likely to be considered for promotion if they, like men, ask for opportunities and step up to take risk. This research has helped companies and business leaders understand many of the organizational barriers or best practices that can limit or enhance the career potential of its employees.
Join us for an evening of cocktails and conversation as our panellists, including the authors of Breaking Through: Tales from the Top Canadian Women General Counsel, discuss their personal roadmaps for 'breaking through' to the top ranks.
Ranjan Agarwal, Partner
Melanie Aitken, Bennett Jones Co-Chair Competition, Anti-trust and Foreign Investment
This BJA professionalism series course will focus on:
- Obstacles to career advancement for men and women and those of diverse backgrounds;
- The role of mentors and champion;
- Advocating for your own advancement: strategies, techniques and decisions; and
- What employers can do within their organization to help their employees succeed.
This event is being offered as a ON24 webinar.
Date: Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Registration/Cocktails: 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Course: 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Bennett Jones LLP, 1 First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, 34th Floor, Toronto ON M5X 1A4
CPD Credit Information
Total CPD: This program contains 1.5 Professionalism Hours
This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Upper Canada. For more information on the session or to attend, please contact Regina Goldis at 416.777.6506 or GoldisR@bennettjones.com.