Barbara Norell, Harper Grey LLP Vancouver

Barbara Norell is a strong proponent of initiatives supporting leadership and re¬tention of women in law. Barbara is the firm’s diversity officer, an advocate for women and a sought-out mentor, gener¬ous in sharing her time and knowledge. She leads the firm’s participation in the BC Law Society’s Justicia Project and assisted in drafting model maternity and parental leave policies and a guide to leadership for women. She initiated a TAGLaw women’s initiative aimed at increasing the retention and leadership of women lawyers among member law firms of the global association. She was instrumental in creating TAGLaw’s first women’s leadership session and addressed its 2016 international conference on this subject. She’s an enthusiastic mentor of young women in the firm and through the CBA Women Lawyers Forum.
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