About Women in Law Leadership

Women in Law Leadership is a Canadian not-for-profit corporation dedicated to celebrating and advancing women in the law through recognition and education.

Women in Law Leadership is governed by a Board of Directors appointed annually by the members in accordance with its by-laws.

Women in Law Leadership is a Canadian Not-for-Profit Corporation, and is governed by a Board of Directors appointed annually by the members in accordance with the by-laws.

Sameera Sereda
Managing Partner
The Counsel Network (Chair of the Board)
Diane Pettie. K.C.

Independent Director (Vice Chair of the Board)
Roxanne Davis K.C.
Partner
Carbert Waite LLP (Treasurer)
Kelly Nychka
Partner
Chivers Carpenter Lawyers (Secretary)
Anita Nowinka
Associate
Carbert Waite LLP
Jacquelyn Stevens
Partner
Williams & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Kanchana Fernando
Regional Director and General Counsel
Justice Canada
Marta Caufield
City Solicitor
City of St. Albert
Patricia Sealy K.C.
Partner
Daunais McKay + Harms
Sharilyn C. Nagina K.C.

Independent Director

WILL History

Women in Law Leadership is a Canadian not-for-profit corporation dedicated to celebrating and advancing women in the law through recognition and education. Our roots date back to 2009 with the creation of the Women in Law Leadership Awards, co-founded by The Counsel Network, a Caldwell company and the Association of Women Lawyers. Since then, the organization has expanded the WILL Awards across the country. Since 2021, Women in Law Leadership, in partnership with the Law Society of Alberta and the University of Calgary Faculty of Law, and in association with the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, has offered the WILL Academy Leadership Program, an education certification program for women lawyers.

Our Mission

WILL fosters a supportive community for women lawyers to:

• Develop leadership.
• Promote advancement.
• Celebrate success.

Our Values

Empowering women lawyers to lead and advance.