October 01, 2012
At Out On Bay Street’s September 7-8 annual conference, the legal arm of the organization’s sponsorship symbolized the importance that these leading firms place in recruiting LGBTQA personnel, the contributions of these individuals to corporate Canada, and the value of nurturing an inclusive workforce and supporting diversity initiatives. The sincerity of these corporate commitments is reflected not only in dollars and cents of sponsorship, but in the active participation of the LGBTQA individuals who represented their employers at the conference.
This year, law student delegates attended a trio of workshops on professional development topics, from resume and interview insights, to legal career options and planning, to an overview of different areas of practice commonly found at Bay Street firms. New this year, a panel also discussed the experience of being ‘out’ in Bay Street practice. (As well), firms showcased their pride by participating in the career exhibition and networking sessions, highlighting their diversity initiatives and career opportunities to inquiring students.
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