Women's Law Association of Ontario invites you to join us as we celebrate five inspiring women, and their hard work and dedication,
Women's Law Association of Ontario invites you to join us as we celebrate five inspiring women, and their hard work and dedication, Thursday, June 10th at 6 PM. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you feel might be interested in attending.
WLAO will be hosting a virtual Award Gala to recognize our esteemed 2021 Award recipients. We are honoured to be presenting awards to:
President's Award recipient, Joanna Birenbaum;
General Counsel Chapter Award recipient, Hilda Wong;
Aird & Berlis LLP Equality Award recipient, Natalie Zhang;
The Honourable Sandra Chapnik Women-In-Law Award recipient, Amanda Welton-Hagen; and,
Torkin Manes LLP Trailblazer Award recipient, Madeleine Gottesman.
We are delighted and pleased to have the support of The Honourable Chief Justice George Strathy, The Honourable Doug Downey, and the Treasurer of the Law Society, Teresa Donnelly, who will each be offering their greetings during our presentation.
After the presentation there will be an opportunity to e-meet our award winners. We will also have a live chat session during the program so you can make comments about our amazing award winners!
We have a "Pay as you Can" registration portal in support of our program. Any donation is appreciated but not necessary to attend.
You must register to receive event login details. This event is open to all who would like to attend. There will be an opportunity after the presentation to e-meet all of our Award winners via Zoom at approximately 7PM.
Closed Captioning will be provided.
Please visit our Event Page to register or click here.
2021 General Counsel Chapter Award Winner - Hilda Wong.
Hilda is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for First National Financial LP and oversees all aspects of First National’s legal affairs including formation of legal policy and strategy, compliance and regulatory matters, board and governance matters, contract negotiation and documentation. She is also First National’s Chief Privacy Officer and Chief Anti Money Laundering Officer.
Prior to joining First National in 2007, Ms. Wong was a partner with the national law firm of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP and an associate with the law firms of Smith, Lyons LLP and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Ms. Wong holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Toronto and has been in practice since 1993. Ms. Wong also serves as a director on the boards of The Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic and the Women General Counsel Canada Network and is a co-founder of the National GC Network.
Please join us at the virtual WLAO Annual Awards Gala on June 10, 2021 to celebrate Joanna Birenbaum, Hilda Wong, and our student award winners.
The Honourable Sandra Chapnik Women-in-Law Award
The Aird & Berlis LLP
The Torkin Manes LLP