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Although Canadians are the most active women entrepreneurs in the world, that’s not yet the case in law. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), Canada has seen a surge of entrepreneurship in our economy over the last 20 years, and women have been at the forefront, launching businesses at rates that often outpace men; and Canadian women cite opportunity as the highest motivator. Women are more confident than ever, too, according to the GEM Canada study: “Four out of five women said they felt well prepared and capable of running a business.”

While female lawyers have been graduating from law school and entering the law profession in large numbers for over the past three decades, they have not advanced at nearly the same rate as men in the practice of law. More specifically, there has not been a proportional growth of women in leadership positions at law firms or running their own firms and, in fact, many women leave law altogether…

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