Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
Sector: Private Sector
Magic Moment: The day I got early acceptance to the law school of my choice. That made me feel I was going into the right profession and by being accepted early, my confidence was bolstered. It made me think, I can really do this, I can really excel in law.
Key Influence: My father: From him I learned my very strong work ethic and that there is no substitute for putting in the time and effort; hard work every day is necessary to achieve goals
Next Big Challenge As An Industry: More and more multi-use buildings and developments with numerous kinds of buildings or uses in the complex – all of which requires more flexibility in planning. Single purpose buildings are less predominant than in years past. More technology infiltrating and being built into structures which requires us to ditch the fear of technology and understand it.
On Championing Others… I mentor several people in the legal profession and not just those in my firm. I purposely continue to mentor other women I know that are in different firms or now work as in-house legal counsel, who are junior to me. I find we all need the additional support and insight gained from others that have more experience than us in our chosen fi
Secret Talent: I am ambidextrous. Sometimes I switch hands for fun. It only slows me down a little.
One word that captures you: Jokey