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Lydia Bugden discusses gender diversity in senior executive positions

In the Chronicle Herald article, Advocacy organization wants to see 30% of senior executive committee positions held by women, Lydia Bugden shares her thoughts about the importance of gender diversity and the Firm’s support of 30% Club Canada, an organization with a mandate to see women occupy 30 per cent of senior executive committee and corporate board directorship roles by 2019.

At Stewart McKelvey:

  • 100% of the Firm’s Officers are women (Lydia Bugden, chief executive officer and managing partner; Susan Hayes, chief professional resources officer, and; Deanna Severeyns, CPA, CA, chief financial officer.
  • 36% of our partnership board members are women.
  • 33% of Firm lawyers are women.
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