WING members across Canada are celebrating World Intellectual Property Day by inviting women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to join us for a networking evening in which we celebrate our successes. This is a national event, with locations in Halifax, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

We believe that women in IP, many of whom started in STEM, face many of the same challenges as women in STEM and that it is important to share not just our challenges, but also our achievements.

For our inaugural event, we are going to briefly feature the stories of three women who have been trailblazers and inspirations for all of us. The three featured trailblazers are:

  • Joan Clark, O.C. founder of IP group at Ogilvy Renault
  • Ulrike Bahr, President and CEO, Digital Nova Scotia
  • Doina Oncel, founder of hErVOLUTION

We will also be taking a few minutes in each city to share the great work being done by the STEM-focussed organizations that are joining us.


The event is being hosted and sponsored by the following law firms across Canada:

Stewart McKelvey
Purdy’s Wharf Tower One, Suite 900, 1959 Upper Water St.

Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melancon LLP
1, Place Ville Marie, bureau 1300

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
Courtyard Restaurant,21 George St., Byward Market 

Dipchand LLP
Simpson Tower, 401 Bay St, Suite 2100

Field Law, 2500-10175 101 St NW

Bennett Jones LLP and Parlee McLaws LLP
Calgary Petroleum Club, 319 5 Ave SW

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
1800-510 West Georgia Street


To register for the event, please click here