WeirFoulds’ Associates Megan Mah and Kayla Theeuwen spearheaded a collaborative effort with Girls E-Mentorship (GEM) to offer an afternoon of speed mentoring to high school girls in Toronto who face various barriers to realizing their full potential, including bullying, low self-esteem, and gender discrimination. WeirFoulds lawyers, law clerks, law students, legal assistants and human resources, business development and marketing professionals joined together to share their career experiences with GEMgirls.
The speed mentoring event was supported by WeirFoulds Women (WFW), a group led by Partner Faren Bogach. WFW’s mission is to advance and empower women with various skill sets to benefit every aspect of their professional and personal lives. WFW was honoured to work alongside Girls E-Mentorship in its continued pursuit of providing innovative mentorship experiences to high school girls to help them own their futures.
At the event on June 5, 2018, WeirFoulds and WFW were proud to announce a commitment to providing an annual scholarship to help further a GEMgirl’s educational and career aspirations.