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Canadian, American female general counsel are courageous leaders

Authors of books on female general counsel in Canada and the U.S. share their stories.

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but in publishing, it’s more about inspiration and continuing dialogue. When Kirby Chown and Carrie Mandel read Courageous Counsel: Conversations with Women General Counsel in the Fortune 500 by Michele Coleman Mayes and Kara Baysinger, they were inspired to continue the dialogue in Canada. Mandel and Chown spoke to female GCs in their home country, eventually writing Breaking Through: Tales from the Top Canadian Women General Counsel.

The two pairs of authors spoke about the similarities and differences between the experiences of women in Canada and the U.S. during a session at the Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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