2017 Zenith Award Winners


Pascale Pageau, Delegatus Legal Services Inc.

Pascale Pageau is the founder and owner of Delegatus, an innovative law firm supporting flexible hours for 25 male and female lawyers. Pascale devotes as much time and effort to the community as to the firm, with particular involvement in women’s professional advancement. As President of the CBA National Women’s Forum, she led national initiatives for the professional advancement of women in the legal industry. She co-founded a women’s networking club, Les Femmes du W, and was a very active member of the Montréal Bar Women Lawyers’ Committee (2006 to 2012), where she served as President. She now sits on the Leadership Table of the Réseau des femmes d’affaires du Québec, supporting female-owned companies, and she also took part in the Québec Bar Justicia project. Pascale lectures and gives seminars, focusing on women’s leadership and business development.

Brenda Pritchard, Gowling WLG

Brenda Pritchard is the undisputed leader of advertising and marketing law in Canada. As co-author of the seminal text Advertising and Marketing Law in Canada, Brenda is a driving force in the evolution of advertising and marketing law in Canada. Over three decades, she has trained and mentored many successful practitioners, with particular emphasis on team building, promoting and involving other women. Her charitable work includes “Stay Alert…Stay Safe” and “Women Gaining Ground,” where she currently sits on the investment committee. She has been named in Acritas Star (2017, inaugural edition); Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2010 to 2016); Lexpert American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (2010 to 2017); Chambers Canada (2016 to 2017); Chambers Global (2015 to 2017); and The Best Lawyers in Canada (2006 to 2017). She received the Starbucks International Excellence in Diversity Award in 2013.