Stikeman Elliott's commitment to diversity on boards continues

May 25, 2018

As part of our continuing commitment to the advancement of diversity in business, Stikeman Elliott recently hosted an event as part of its Board Diversity Initiative. Coinciding with the launch of the firm’s newly updated “Directors & Officers in Canada” publication, our guests attended a session covering the “Five Things Every Board Member Should Know”. Led by Stikeman Elliott associates Courtney Wilson, Lanette Wilkinson and Chres Lee topics included fiduciary duty and duty of care, statutory liabilities, continuous disclosure in the context of social media, D&O insurance, and how to plan for a board career. Deborah Rosati of Women Get On Board was also on hand to share her experience navigating each of these issues as a corporate director.  Following the presentation guests had the opportunity to network with experienced corporate directors who attended a separate session facilitated by Jane Taber, journalist and Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, at NATIONAL and led by Stikeman Elliott partners Ramandeep Grewal and Nancy Ramalho focusing on “Stewardship, Responsibility and Culture – Obligations and Legal Implications for Board Members in the Post #MeToo Era”.

“When Stikeman Elliott launched the board diversity initiative last year our two primary goals were first to provide current and aspiring directors with tools and resources to pursue their board careers and second to provide a forum for discussion and learning. I’m hopeful that tonight we did both.” said Mairi Stewart, Director of Business Development and Client Services.

Read materials from the sessions and prepared by members of Stikeman Elliott:

  1. Planning Your Board Career
  2. Directors & Officers In Canada

Stikeman Elliott recognizes the integral role that diverse individuals can play on boards and we continue to support our commitment to our Board Diversity Initiative. Learn more about Stikeman Elliott’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, or how to get involved in future Board Diversity Initiative events, contact Mairi Stewart.