Lerners' 11th Annual Extraordinary Women's Extravaganza // The Circuit

This year's event was inspired by none other than Wonder Woman

By Lisa Coxon

On Tuesday April 12th, 2016


What: Lerners’ 11th Annual Extraordinary Women’s Extravaganza
Where: Main Lobby, 130 Adelaide Street West
When: Wednesday April 6, 2016

Now in its 11th year, the Lerners LLP Extraordinary Women’s Extravaganza saw close to 200 attendees at its Wonderful Women-themed event, which paid respect to strong, female role models from the past, present and future.

“This year’s theme, inspired by feminist icon Wonder Woman, who influenced not only the classic comic book colours in the invitation and décor, but also the slide show of iconic women from all walks of life,” says Meredith Jones, a partner at Lerners.

And so, while a jazz trio played softly in the background, large photos of inspiring and revolutionary women were projected onto the wall, such as Betty Friedan, Joan of Arc, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jane Goodall and Beyoncé.

“Arguably the highlight of this year’s event, the photos reminded us that there has been a long history of heroic women who lived remarkable lives and achieved incredible goals, often in the face of considerable odds,” says Jones.

For some guests, those heroic women are actually ones a little closer to home. Guests were given name-tags that provided a blank space for them to complete the following sentence: The woman I admire most is. Many filled in “my mother,” “my aunt,” “my daughters” and “my grandmother.”

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Photography by Yvonne Bambrick.