CEO Dave Leonard Recognized as Senior Executive of the Year by Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
Toronto, June 26, 2019 — Recognized as a diversity and inclusion leader, CEO Dave Leonard has been named Senior Executive of the Year (Eastern Canada) by the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) in its 2019 Awards of Success. This award recognizes a senior leader for their outstanding contribution and commitment to diversity and inclusion or human rights and equity within their organization.
Winning amongst a record number of nominees, Dave has taken ownership of McCarthy Tétrault’s diversity, inclusion and corporate social responsibility agenda. A true change-maker, Dave spearheaded the launch of Inclusion Now, a progressive, four-year plan to ensure that diversity, inclusion and corporate social responsibility inform every aspect of who we are as a firm, and how we do business.
“Leadership matters and Dave Leonard is a proven leader who has made diversity and inclusion a cornerstone of his mandate. Dave understands that diversity and inclusion isn’t a box that gets checked, it is a philosophy that must underlie everything we do as a firm,” said Nikki Gershbain, the firm’s Chief Inclusion Officer.
Through Inclusion Now, McCarthy Tétrault is making a meaningful commitment to increasing the diversity of our workforce, and to having a greater impact in our communities and on the legal profession more broadly. It is intentional about inclusion by identifying and eliminating unconscious biases, creating programs and policies designed to set diverse lawyers up for success, and creating spaces where everyone can bring their whole selves to the workplace.
Learn more about McCarthy Tétrault’s Inclusion Now plan.
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