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Inaugural Meeting of WGCC Prairies Chapter

  • 10 Dec 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM (MST)
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP | 400 3rd Avenue SW, Suite 3700 | Calgary, Alberta T2P 4H2

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Women General Counsel Canada (WGCC) is an organization of dedicated, passionate, in-house women leaders whose mission is to help women in general counsel and executive leadership roles succeed as legal and business executives. WGCC has chapters in Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada, and we are proud to announce the launch of a Prairies Chapter of WGCC!

Please join us for an inaugural event to celebrate our new chapter! We are planning an afternoon of inspiration, learning, and networking. The event will be comprised of a luncheon and keynote speaker, two personal and professional development sessions, and cocktails & tapas.

The event is graciously hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright LLP at their Calgary offices on Tuesday December 10, 2019 from 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM!

Please let us know if you know of other senior women lawyers in general counsel and executive leadership roles who should join us.

We look forward to seeing you!


11:30 a.m.: Registration and Lunch

12:00 p.m.: Welcome and Introductions

12:05 p.m.: Keynote Speaker: Jolan Storch, GC, the Canadian Olympic Committee

Jolan Storch founded and leads Bold. Counsel, a small and nimble consulting company providing business development services coupled with excellent legal advice and negotiation strategies. She is a former professional and amateur high-performance athlete in beach and indoor volleyball and a former member of Canada's National beach and indoor volleyball teams, bring years of personal sport experience to her professional career as a lawyer and business consultant. She was formerly General Counsel for the Canadian Olympic Committee and consulted the Canadian Olympic Foundation in all areas of business, including: negotiating and drafting sponsorship contracts, supporting all marketing initiatives, governance, legal support for the commercial rights management team and advice regarding various new business development projects. Most recently she was Vice President International Relations and Revenue for Calgary 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Bid Corporation.

1:00 p.m.: Panel: How To Be More Than Just the Lawyer at the Executive Table, featuring moderator Bindu Cudjoe and panelists Trudy Curran and Leslie O’Donoghue 

A candid conversation about what challenges and opportunities senior women lawyers have to take on different leadership roles in organizations. We want our prominent female General Counsel to share their experiences and thoughts on being more than “just” the lawyer in the room, offering value from the intersectionality of the perspectives they bring to the table – as women, as legal experts, as seasoned leaders, as colleagues, etc. – reflect on the difference-makers in their rise to senior roles in their organizations, and what it has meant to them to be senior leaders in their organizations.

2:35 p.m.: Networking break

2:50 p.m.: Samara Felesky-Hunt, RD: Nutrition for Stress, Metabolism and Mood

Feeling our best mentally and physically is key to overall wellness. Looking at the next decade approaching us, find out how nutrition can enhance our body’s metabolism, energy and brain power. Discover how to fight stress and anti-age our bodies through diet for our future.

4:20 p.m.: Closing Remarks

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.: Networking Reception

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