Kristin Taylor, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Kristin Taylor is the firm’s deputy managing partner, and founder, past chair and current member of the inclusion and diversity committee. Kristin is a member of the women’s practice development committee and chairs the employment law group. As a member of the firm’s governance committee, she completely overhauled the governance structure in 2016, making it more inclusive and representative. Along with her daughter, she attended the Women’s March on Washington in January. She instituted “pub nights” for the firm’s women lawyers to informally discuss important topics such as sponsorship and gendered communication. She also instituted women’s mentor lunch groups, where senior women host female associates to discuss career advancement. She implemented unconscious-bias training for partners and firm leaders. Kristin has been ranked by The Best Lawyers in Canada for each of the past five years.
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