Leading through personal challenges the focus of Women in Leadership talk

Brock alumna Angela Salvatore (BA ’02) will reflect on experiences that have shaped her pathway to leadership in the male-dominated legal field when she returns to speak with the University’s Women in Leadership (WIL) group on Monday, Nov. 22.

The Sociology graduate and first woman to Chair the Ontario Bar Association Taxation Law Section will discuss pay equity in the legal profession while also touching on other challenges faced by working women.

Salvatore, who was recently recognized with the 2021 Faculty of Social Sciences Distinguished Graduate Award, will draw on personal experience as she talks about how to handle, navigate and overcome sexual harassment in the workplace.

Having been the target of gender- and faith-based discrimination, Salvatore will share lessons she has learned about how to challenge a system that perpetuates victim-blaming, and will highlight related supports and resources.

The session, taking place from 1 to 2 p.m. on Microsoft Teams, marks Salvatore’s third virtual visit to WIL. Recordings of her two previous sessions are available on the WIL website.

Details on this and other upcoming sessions, including dates, descriptions and login details are available on the Women in Leadership website.

Women in Leadership aims to support women in formal and informal leadership positions and encourage the next generation of potential women leaders. All women and allies are invited to attend. Faculty and staff from Brock’s Law Plus program are particularly encouraged to participate in the Nov. 22 session.

Individuals are welcome to join the WIL channel on Microsoft Teams or to contact Jeannie Mackintosh to be added to the WIL email distribution list.

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