Kristine Leadbetter-Gold, marketing & business development manager in Gowling WLG's Hamilton office, has been named to Business Link Media Group's local 40 Under Forty list for 2021.
The annual awards recognize business leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs who have made outstanding contributions to the greater Hamilton community, as well as those who have achieved a high level of professional success.
With an emphasis on driving innovation through collaboration, Leadbetter-Gold has been focused on building and strengthening community relationships since joining the firm in early 2019. She works alongside clients, partners, and members of the business community to help connect Gowling WLG's global network to Hamilton and vice versa.
Of note, Leadbetter-Gold spearheaded the 2020 Hamilton Community Summit and helped launch an annual community report; has been instrumental in helping lawyers and other legal professionals find creative ways to keep in touch with clients virtually; and has supported a long list of major projects, including the national expansion of the Gowling WLG Realizing Opportunities for Women (GROW) program.
"We are very fortunate to have this kind of talent among our ranks, and Kristine truly embodies our philosophy of accelerating success for all through partnerships and collaboration," said Hamilton office managing partner Pam Vermeersch. "Those of you who have worked closely with Kristine know that her enthusiasm and passion are contagious."
A three-time nominee for the Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 awards, Leadbetter-Gold is a TV host and producer and founder & director of the Women's Network, a networking and development hub for area professionals. She is also a public speaker, consultant, and writer recognized for her acumen in social capital, reputation building, and the advancement of women in business.