Women for Women 2017: Lead Like a Girl – Empowering Risk

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Inspired by the Women’s International Day theme – Be Bold for Change, the theme of Crowe Soberman’s 23rd Annual Women for Women Event is Lead Like a Girl: Empowering Risk.

We are honored to host three different Risk Taking Role Models who will be sharing their experience, insights and advice.

Please RSVP here by November 15th.

Any questions? Email Tracie Eliasoph.


  • Nasha Nijhawan graduated from Dalhousie Law School, where she was awarded the Muriel Duckworth Award for raising consciousness of feminism in the legal community. After opening her own firm in Halifax, her first case was a historical legal challenge to the Prince Edward Island government’s policy not to provide abortions on the Island. The challenge pushed the government to acknowledge that their policy was unconstitutional and to open a women’s wellness clinic in January 2017 where abortions were performed for the first time in the province since 1982.
  • Larisa Yurkiw was dropped from Canada’s national ski racing team, despite being the reigning national downhill champion. Discouraged but undeterred, she mounted her own program — Team Larisa – in an attempt to keep her five-ringed aspirations alive. Not only was she able to make it to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, but just two years later, she climbed from being ranked 77th in the world to 3rd. Larisa’s brave new business model has paved the way for others.
  • Ginella Massa became Canada’s first hijab-wearing television news reporter in January 2015. She made history again in 2016 when she filled in as the late anchor on CityNews Toronto, making her the first woman in hijab to ever anchor a major newscast in Canada.  Ginella has worked both behind-the-scenes and on-air for local and national Canadian news outlets since 2010, including CityNews, CTV,  NEWSTALK 1010, and Rogers Television.

The event will be moderated by Susan Hodkinson, COO of Crowe Soberman.


  • 7.30am – Registration and networking
  • 8.15am – Presentations begin

RSVP by November 15th.

Date: November 23rd, 2017

Time: 7.30 am to 9.30 am

Location: Arcadian Court, 8th floor, 401 Bay Street, Toronto, ON

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