C. Dawn Jetten, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Dawn Jetten is a formidable advocate for women lawyers.
Dawn’s advocacy started in the early 1990s, when she
championed and successfully introduced flexible working
arrangements at Blakes. She challenged the status quo in the
legal profession, which was then defined by billable hours.
She is the co-chair of the financial services regulatory group,
where the recruitment and advancement of women has been
most prevalent, and her advocacy also extends to support
staff at Blakes by recognizing hard work and excellence.
Internally, she has pushed for business development and
leadership training, retention of women and the importance
of mentorship and sponsorship. Dawn is on the advisory
board of Stepping Up: Preparing to be a GC, a Blakes program
designed to provide women lawyers with the leadership skills
required for a general counsel role.Back to list of Winners for 2017