Pauline Chan

Pauline Chan

Lawyer - Pauline Chan Law

Calgary, Alberta
Corporate Law Employment Law Commercial Law Real Estate Law

Pauline Chan is called to the bar, but also found her calling at the barre, barre fitness classes that is. In the course of a day, Pauline jumps from advising clients on corporate agreements to advising them on building physical strength and pelvic floor awareness.
Rachel Sachs

Rachel Sachs

Lawyer/ Founder - Sachs Law Professional Corporation

Toronto, Ontario
Elder Law Wills and Estates Real Estate Law

Before starting her solo law practice, Rachel Sachs did all the things senior lawyers told her not to do. Instead of putting her nose the grindstone, and “paying her dues” once she finished law school, she spent a decade pursuing more education, in different places, and prioritizing family.
Samantha Peters

Samantha Peters

Director of Legal Initiatives and Public Interest - Black Femme Legal

Toronto, Ontario
Workers' Rights Law Workplace Law Employment Law

Samantha Peters could not find the law job of her dreams, so she built it. No, she didn’t start her own firm. What Samantha felt compelled to do was change the system and “do law differently”, and that did not fit into the traditional law firm structure.
Erin Ryskamp

Erin Ryskamp

Director, Legal - Mogo Finance

Vancouver, BC
In-House FinTech Industry

Tackling over 200 pieces of legislation and a new fintech challenge every day is best done in a home gym, not a pencil skirt. Erin Ryskamp has the career she dreamt of as a kid, even though she did not know it existed until a few years ago.
Breanna Needham

Breanna Needham

Litigation Associate - DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

Toronto, Ontario

If you hang out on #lawtwitter, you know Breanna Needham’s name. As a queer woman and first-generation lawyer from a small town in Saskatchewan, Breanna uses Twitter to advocate for issues she cares about, including gender-based discrimination and the need for diversity in the legal profession.
Karima Kanani

Karima Kanani

Partner - Miller Thomson LLP

Toronto, Ontario
Healthcare Law

When Karima Kanani found the career that combined her two greatest skill sets – social work and law, it was magic. If you mix your core set of legal skills with your interest area, you will find your passion and work won’t feel like work anymore. When Karima wakes up each morning, she feels a sense purpose – and you can too.