McCarthy Tétrault partners are named Women of Influence’s 2012 Canadian Diversity Champions

Toronto, November 28, 2012 — McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to announce that Women of Influence Inc. has recognized two of the firm’s partners as 2012 Canadian Diversity Champions: Marc-André Blanchard, Chair and CEO, and Lisa Vogt, Chair of the firm’s National Diversity Committee.

Mr. Blanchard, based in Toronto, and Ms. Vogt, based in Vancouver, are among almost 300 individuals across Canada identified for their consistent dedication and commitment to fostering a diverse workplace. Diversity Champions’ recognized activities include the following:

  • sponsoring and mentoring senior executive women
  • advancing women in business
  • leading and developing innovative diversity initiatives and programs across Canada
  • championing diversity in the workplace and boardroom
  • contributing significantly to thought leadership in the areas of diversity and inclusion

"Lisa and I are delighted to receive this acknowledgment from Women of Influence," said Mr. Blanchard. "We have worked hard to support the advancement of women in our firm. Diversity and inclusion are vital and core values across all our offices."

"Developing and promoting women in law and leadership have long been business imperatives for us," said Ms. Vogt. "Gender diversity, and indeed all types of diversity, bind our people, connect us to our communities and inspire us to continuously improve as an organization, in all aspects of our business."

McCarthy Tétrault’s firm-wide National Diversity Committee is composed of men and women partners from across the firm. Its mandate includes recommending initiatives to promote diversity; overseeing the firm’s diversity programs; and promoting and supporting events and initiatives that promote inclusiveness of diverse lawyer and client communities, including those identified by sexual orientation, gender, culture, race and disability.

Further information is found in the Winter 2012 issue of Women of Influence.

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McCarthy Tétrault provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres and in London, UK.

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