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Stikeman Elliott hosts "Spotlight on Board Diversity" event at TIFF/Bell Lightbox
JANUARY 2017 - Stikeman Elliott, as part of the firm's Board Diversity Initiative, was pleased to host its first diversity event of 2017 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The "Spotlight on Board Diversity" event was attended by business leaders who participated in a Q&A discussion about board renewal and corporate governance issues that are directly connected to the need for greater representation of diversity on corporate boards.

Samantha Horn, Partner, Stikeman Elliott, and Jennifer Reynolds, President and CEO of Women in Capital Markets, co-moderated a panel of experts featuring Patrice Merrin, Independent Director of Glencore PLC, Stillwater Mining Company and Novadaq Technologies Inc., Thecla Sweeney, Partner at Birch Hill Equity Partners and Chair of the Boards of Directors of Mastermind Toys and Motion Specialties, and Ramandeep Grewal, Counsel, Stikeman Elliott, offering their insights and first-hand experiences dealing with the issue of gender diversity in the boardroom.

Stikeman Elliott's Board Diversity Initiative was launched in November, 2016 and will host a number of events and roundtables covering a variety of topics that will be relevant and of interest to current and future board members.

View our four-part Board Diversity blog series:
Part 1, "Developments in gender diversity on Canadian boards"
Part 2, "Results of Canadian initiatives for gender diversity on boards"
Part 3, "Developments in gender diversity on Canadian boards; Catalyst's recommendations for accelerating progress"
Part 4, "Voices of proxy advisers and other influencers"


For more information, please contact:

Bianca Barbucci
National Director, Marketing, Communications and Brand
(514) 397-3374