Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) recently hosted a roundtable discussion on the advancement and retention of women in professional services. Moderated by Paula Todd, the event brought together leaders from the legal, human resources, accounting and communications industries to weigh-in on the key issues facing women in these fields.

Among the panellists were Nathalie Bernier, managing partner of KPMG's Montréal office; Kirby Chown, former Ontario regional managing partner of McCarthy Tétrault LLP; Jill Fairbrother, senior vice-president of Ketchum Public Relations; Carrie Mandel, a partner at Odgers Berndtson; and Lynn McGrade, a partner at BLG.