Diana Pegoraro, a second-year JD student at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School, has been awarded the 2016 Torkin Manes/WLAO Trailblazer Award by the Women’s Law Association of Ontario.
The award recognizes a female law student for her leadership role in business and the law (corporate/commercial, not-for-profit, or entrepreneurial), and is given to a student that best exemplifies the qualities of effective business leadership, innovative and applied know-how, and potential for growth.
In order to be nominated, candidates must be:
- a second- or third-year female student in good standing at an Ontario faculty of law, and studying for JD or LLM
- an acknowledged leader who demonstrates the promotion of women in business;
- able to demonstrate exceptional legal expertise and proven business acumen; and
- able to demonstrate an entrepreneurial-focused spirit.
Pegoraro will receive the award at the Annual WLAO Awards night on June 8, 2016.