Empowering Women in Law Part 1: Negotiation and Influence 

Nov. 8, 2016
Toronto ON

Empowering Women in Law
Part 1: Negotiation and Influence
Women Lawyers Forum | 11:45 am - 1:45 pm

In this ongoing series, the Women Lawyers Forum strives to tackle challenging issues that continue to affect women in our profession disproportionately.

Please join us for candid discussions with lawyer coaches and senior practitioners about negotiating your salary, business issues that may affect your compensation, developing influencing skills, dealing with gender discrimination, working your unique communication styles to your advantage, and more!

Take part in one or more of these important conversations, hone your negotiation and leadership skills and take your career to the next level.

Part 1: Negotiation and Influence

Do you want to know what it takes to ensure you are being compensated at a level commensurate with your skills? Research has found that women workers in Canada earn 66.7 cents for every dollar earned by men (Statistics Canada, 2011). Women lawyers are not immune.

Hear from lawyer coaches, a managing partner and in-house counsel on the information and the skills you need to develop smooth negotiations and effective leadership.

Negotiating your salary

  • What’s the secret to a successful negotiation?
  • Is the approach different at a firm than it is in-house?
  • Are there business issues you should know about that may affect how you negotiate your compensation?

Influencing skills

  • How do you succeed in getting others to buy into your ideas and follow your lead?
  • Do women face unique challenges in influencing others?
  • How can you leverage your unique skills to gain an advantage?


Ashley Waye, Partner, Kith & Kin LLP


Joe Agostino, Former Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Hydro One
Sandra Edith Dawe
, Managing Partner, Shibley Righton LLP
Karen MacKay, President, Phoenix Legal Inc
Paulette Pommells, Paulette Pommells, Lawyer Coach, Creative Choices™ for the 21st Century Lawyer

Program Details

Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Agenda: 11:45 am Registration & Lunch
12:15 pm Program with Q & A
  1:45 pm Program Concludes
Location: Twenty Toronto Street Conferences and Events
20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON | M5C 2B8

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