The energy in the room was electric and the speakers magnetic as WLAO celebrated their Centenary! With the  beautiful Carlu in Toronto as the backdrop, members and guests enjoyed a delicious meal, the riffs of a talented jazz band (thanks RSM!) and the sharing of experiences and advice from our wonderful keynote speakers, the Honourable Madam Justice Andromache Karakatsanis and the Honourable Madam Justice Suzanne Côté.

WLAO would like to thank everyone who came out to enjoy the festivities at our  Gala Celebration on Wednesday, October 30th! We are especially grateful to our generous sponsors who are listed below, especially our Trailblazers, Lax O'Sullivan Lisus Gottlieb LLP and Lerners LLP, our leadership sponsors, McCarthy Tétrault LLP and Howie Sachs and Henry LLP, and our reception sponosor Bogoroch and Associates.

The evening was a celebration of both the amazing women who founded WLAO back in 1919, and those who continue to take on the role of supporting their fellow lawyers through the challenges that continue to present themselves. As President Jacquelyn Stevens stated in her closing remarks,

"Thank you for celebrating this milestone with us.  While much progress has been made and is to be celebrated, there remains an ongoing role for the Women’s Law Association of Ontario for the next 100 years. I bet Laura Denton Duff and Helen Currie had no idea in 1919 where the inaugural meeting of the WLAO would lead to, and here we are poised to embark on the next 100 years. As Jennifer [Gold]says in her vice‑president’s message “Go forth this evening with a renewed determination to smash the glass ceiling and change the culture of the legal profession for the better.”

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