Diversonomics takes an in-depth look into the various diversity initiatives shaping the legal industry in Canada, the U.K., and around the world. Presented by Gowling WLG, the podcast features discussion by leading industry figures at the forefront of a push to make the profession of law more welcoming, inclusive and diverse.
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Dec 7, 2016

For episode five of Diversonomics co-hosts Roberto Aberto and Sarah Willis interview Cristie Sutherland, the Director of Student and Associate Programs in Gowling WLG's Calgary office. They discuss the firm's recruitment process and why it's not only important to hire the best candidates, but to put diversity and inclusion at the forefront of these important decisions. Cristie also shares her story of being an immigrant to Canada and how that's shaped her path to following the law and now hiring future lawyers for the firm.

Episode tip

"...above everything be yourself. Life is too short to expend the kind of energy it would take to try to be one person at work and another person outside of work. Frankly, I think you are robbing yourself and you’d be robbing [your workplace]." — Cristie Sutherland, Director of Student and Associate Programs at Gowling WLG, Calgary


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Cristie Sutherland

Cristie Sutherland is the Director of Student and Associate Programs for Gowling WLG's Calgary office. She overseas recruitment and mentoring programsn for associates and students, and is a chair of Gowling WLG’s Diversity Council Recruitment and Retention Working Group.

To learn more about Cristie, visit her bio or connect with her on or LinkedIn.

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