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.
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