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Carrie – Q&A with High Commissioner

Who should attend

Carrie is open to all female in-house lawyers.


Carrie is a networking forum open to all female in-house lawyers. Our network is named after Carrie Morrison, the first woman to be admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, in 1922. Events are free to attend.

Training events for female in-house lawyers

Our next Carrie event is taking place on Tuesday 5 February 2019. We will be joined by the High Commissioner of Canada, Janice Charette. Chair of Eversheds Sutherland, Pamela Thompson, will speak to High Commissioner Charette about her career history, whether she had a career plan and whether it went according to plan, what challenges she faced and how she overcame them, what advice she would give to her younger self, the challenges she sees for females in the workplace and the solutions she sees, and the role of male colleagues in supporting female colleagues.


Janice Charette - High Commissioner of Canada

Janice Charette assumed her responsibilities as Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on September 7, 2016.

Prior to this, Mrs. Charette served as Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet from October 2014 to January 2016 where she served as the principal public service advisor to Canada’s Prime Minister in addition to her role as head of the public service. Previously, she was Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council and Associate Secretary to the Cabinet as well as Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs.

In a career that has spanned 8 ministries, Mrs. Charette held senior executive positions across files that included skills development, labour markets, immigration, citizenship, employment insurance, health and justice. Her early career included work in the Privy Council Office, finance, regulatory affairs, federal-provincial relations and in the Prime Minister’s office.

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