McCarthy Tétrault partner Lisa Vogt named Woman of Distinction

Toronto, June 5, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault congratulates partner Lisa Vogt, who was recognized by the YMCA Metro Vancouver with a 2014 Women of Distinction Award. Ms. Vogt, the firm’s Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer, former head of its Real Property & Planning Group and former BC Region’s regional managing partner, was honoured at a ceremony on Wednesday evening in Vancouver.

Recognized as one of Canada’s most prestigious awards for women, the Women of Distinction Awards honours women whose outstanding achievements contribute to the well-being and future of their community.

"We are exceptionally proud of Lisa," said Marc-André Blanchard, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of McCarthy Tétrault. "She embodies our firm’s longstanding and ongoing commitment to the promotion and advancement of women in business and has greatly shaped our advancements in diversity. This honour is well deserved."

Ms. Vogt consistently promotes diversity and inclusiveness for women at the firm and was instrumental in the 2010 decision of senior leadership to declare diversity as one of the firm’s four strategic priorities. She volunteers extensively with organizations working to strengthen and support women. Ms. Vogt served as a long-term board member with the Vancouver Children's Festival and the YWCA (Vancouver), and is currently a member of the Board and Co-Vice Chair of the Minerva Foundation for BC Women.

Since 1984, the Awards have paid tribute to more than 300 deserving women and workplaces. In addition to recognizing the nominees, this event raises funds for YWCA Programs and Services that help improve the lives of more than 50,000 women and children each year.

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