2017 Zenith Award Winners


Shawna Vogel, Dentons Canada LLP

Practising corporate-commercial law in Edmonton, Shawna Vogel became the first woman to chair the firm in Canada in 2015 and a leader at the global level when she became the second woman to join the 25-person global board as a Vice- Chair. Shawna provides strong leadership, mentoring and modelling of ideal behaviours to the benefit of other lawyers of both genders. It’s very unusual for national firms in any sector to be led out of Edmonton, or by a woman. It’s even rarer for that to happen at a global level. Professionally, Shawna is an exceptional lawyer whose ability to complete projects and to work on major and impactful files is exemplified by Edmonton’s new Rogers Place and Ice District. Shawna has also served as a director of the Legal Education Society of Alberta and the Organization of Women in International Trade (Alberta Branch).