Stikeman Elliott celebrates International Women’s Day 2020 - #EachforEqual

March 9, 2020
Stikeman Elliott recognizes that empowering women and addressing the unique challenges they face is essential for a thriving life and work environment. On March 8, we took great pride in celebrating the achievements of all women on International Women’s Day (IWD).

This year’s theme, #EachforEqual, focuses on continuing to forge a gender equal world for all women. We respect the leadership and unique skills of all the women at our firm and remain dedicated to creating a gender equal environment at Stikeman Elliott, so women may continue pursuing success in their lives and careers.

“Stikeman Elliott is committed to supporting firmwide initiatives that help retain, develop and advance women so they can succeed both in and out of the workplace,” said Marc Barbeau, Chair, Stikeman Elliott.

To mark the occasion of IWD, Stikeman Elliott shone a spotlight on some of our extraordinary women, who shared their inspiration, advice and experiences across social media. Here are their messages:

“I am inspired every day by other working moms in the legal profession. They understand our shared challenges and the true value that women lawyers bring to the table.”
Melanie Teetaert, Partner

“Working towards the standard of excellence that Stikeman Elliott is known for requires bringing together diverse teams comprised of individuals with unique skillsets and perspectives.”
Allison Jaskolka, Associate

“In going for what you want, be proactive, genuine and unapologetic.”
Daniela Chang, Associate

“What I love most about my career is it allows me to be innovative, work to my full potential, and provides constant opportunities to grow and learn.”
Ramandeep Grewal, Partner

“When everyone is engaged in women’s advancement and gender equality initiatives, we all benefit.”
Gloria Moore, Associate

“Find a mentor who provides ongoing support and pushes you to surpass your own expectations.”
Nathalie Nouvet, Associate

“It’s been backwards, through hoops and in high heels up the corporate ladder and through the glass ceiling. Above all else, you need to maintain a sense of humour.”
Chrysten Perry, Managing Partner

“Building strong mentorship relationships with other female lawyers has been critical to my development.”
Stephanie Redding, Associate

Read more about Stikeman Elliott’s Gender Balance & Women’s Initiatives efforts.