March 18, 2020
Micheline Gravelle was quoted in article "Overcoming gendered expectations: former managing partner on the empowerment in declining new term", published by Canadian Lawyer magazine.
While much has been written about the biases, assumptions and stigmas that lie as obstacles on a woman’s path up the career ladder, Bereskin and Parr’s Micheline Gravelle — who recently stepped down from her role as managing partner — says there are also gendered expectations and drawbacks in saying “no” to being boss.
“It was really hard as a woman, I think, to say ‘no’ and decide not to continue,” she says. “Breaking through the glass ceiling is possible, but even more empowering was my decision to step down after being acclaimed for a third term. Being able to say ‘no’ and to do what is best for you is often hard as a woman.
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This article was first published in Canadian Lawyer on March 13, 2020.