Gowling WLG Canada is pleased to announce that it has become a signatory of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)'s Equal by 30 campaign, a public commitment to work towards equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities for women in the clean energy sector by 2030.
Gowling WLG CEO Peter Lukasiewicz commits to the Equal by 30 campaign alongside energy partner Thomas Timmins, associate Liane Langstaff, articling student Aliana Dhanani and associate Magdalena Hanebach
As an Equal by 30 signatory, Gowling WLG is dedicated to putting the following principles into action, with the goal of accelerating the participation of women in the clean energy sector:
- Integrating gender diversity and equality principles into our organization and its policies
- Highlighting and supporting women by promoting actions that promote gender diversity in our business
- Sharing experiences and lessons learned on gender diversity programming and initiatives
- Reporting on progress and supporting efforts to improve the collection of gender disaggregated data
"Law firms have an essential role to play in advancing gender equality and diversity," said Thomas Timmins, Gowling WLG partner and leader of the firm's Renewable Energy Group. "Our participation in the Equal by 30 campaign demonstrates our strong commitment to improving opportunities for women - not only in the energy sector, but across every sector that impacts our clients and our business."
Launched on May 24 at the Clean Energy Ministerial in Copenhagen, the Equal by 30 campaign operates under the banner of the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative, which works to enable greater gender diversity in clean energy professions.
In related news, Gowling WLG also recently became the first law firm to sign Electricity Human Resources Canada's Leadership Accord on Gender Diversity, marking yet another step forward in the firm's ongoing commitment to D&I.
Guided by a national strategy, Gowling WLG continues to embed D&I into its DNA. Its recent achievements include launching a mental health strategy, creating a scholarship for Indigenous law students and partnering with the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity on a pro bono initiative in support of the trans and non-binary community. Learn more about Gowling WLG's D&I initiatives