PHOTO: Kasari Govender receiving the WLF Award of Excellence from Daria Batkin, WLF Chair 2018/19
Congratulations to Kasari Govender on receiving the 2019 WLF Award of Excellence.
The award was presented at the WLF Awards Dinner Gala on April 11.
Kasari Govender received this award celebrating the accomplishments of a woman who has broken new ground for women in BC’s legal profession. Kasari is recognized as an exceptional woman for risk-taking, change-making and opening doors for other female lawyers. The WLF Award of Excellence acknowledges her distinguished career contributions.
About the Award
The Award celebrates the accomplishments of a woman who has succeeded in breaking new ground for women in the legal profession in British Columbia. The Award recognizes an exceptional woman who has taken risks, fostered change and ultimately opened doors for women lawyers. In this award we are not only celebrating the woman’s distinguished career achievements, but her outstanding contributions to women in the legal profession as a change agent, leader and mentor.
Consideration will be given to candidates who have successfully advanced changes in the practice of law for women lawyers, including, but not limited to: leadership, mentoring, education, writing, the development of policies, systems, development of new firms, as well as committee work which has enhanced the practice of law for women.
Consideration will be given to candidates who have worked on issues related to the practise of law for women, issues of retention, upward mobility, firm culture and general advancement of women in law.
Consideration will be given to candidates who have succeeded in breaking new frontiers for women lawyers, including, but not limited to: positions in professional associations (such as the CBA, LSBC, TLABC, VBA etc.); appointments to boards and commissions; and leadership roles in government and/or business.
This award is presented every two years.
The award is presented at the WLF Awards Ceremony, held every two years.
The award shall be granted at the discretion of the WLF Selection Committee.
The award is a metallic minimalist sculpture of a figure with its arms aloft.
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