Board Opportunities for Women General Counsel: Building, Leveraging and Accessing Powerful Networks

Presented in Partnership with Women General Counsel Canada and Women Get On Board

We are pleased to invite you to our 4th Annual Women GCs on Boards workshop, a cornerstone program in our ongoing series dedicated to helping women GCs leverage their business and strategic skill sets and broaden and deepen their networks to better position themselves to secure opportunities on boards.

This year’s workshop will feature an interactive program on how to build and leverage your network led by Tiziana Casciaro, a professor of organizational behaviour at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Tiziana will present cutting-edge research on the science of networks and unpack the way in which women network, lead and are perceived as leaders. The application of these learnings in your board pursuits will be explored in the second half of our workshop in facilitated table discussions led by directors.

The program will provide practical tools on how to build and effectively leverage your network and access other networks in support of your board aspirations and leadership opportunities.

We hope you can join us for this interactive program where we will also share the results of the Blakes Board Report: Opportunities for Women General Counsel.

A detailed agenda will be available in September. We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.

Mandatory Continuing Education


This program contains 1 hour and 45 minutes of Professionalism content.

This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario.


Please note that pursuant to the amendments to the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des avocats (Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for lawyers – available in French only) of the Barreau du Québec, which came into force on April 1, 2019, the status of “recognized provider” and the mandatory “recognition” of activities have been abolished.

Blakes will continue to provide you with a confirmation of participation for your records. As stipulated in the above-mentioned regulation, members must preserve supporting documents attesting their completion of training activities for a period of seven years beginning on April 30 following the end of the reference period during which such activities were completed.

British Columbia

This program has been accredited for 1.75 CPD Credit Hours with The Law Society of British Columbia.

New York

Blake, Cassels & Graydon (U.S.) LLP has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education (CLE) in the State of New York. This seminar is appropriate for newly admitted and/or experienced attorneys and has been accredited for 2 hours of CLE credits.


1:30 – 2 p.m.

2 – 4:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception:
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.


Toronto Region Board of Trade
77 Adelaide Street West, 4th Floor
Toronto, Ontario (Map)

For further information, please contact Katrina Pilatos by email.

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